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Single Ply Roof Membrane

Single-ply Roof Membrane
Universal Roofs

One of the most well-known styles of roofing materials for commercial, manufacturing, and industrial buildings is Single-ply roof membrane. Single-ply roofing currently has a 70% market share and is the roofing material of choice for national retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Target.

Why You Can Confidently Choose Single-ply Roof Membrane

This roofing product line is available in six, eight, and ten-foot-wide 100-foot-long rolls. Single-ply membranes have a resemblance with dense sheets of white rubber that are rolled out on the roof and heat welded shut. It also reflects ultra-violate (UV) rays because they are white, thus, it will help you reduce your cooling cost during the summer.

Universal Roofs uses a variety of membrane brands to suit the budget and facility requirements. Depending on the weather conditions in your region, each membrane type is designed to provide superior performance and durability.

Furthermore, a single-ply roof membrane is much lighter than any other form of roofing. It is more environmentally friendly, easier to repair, and needs less maintenance than other commercial roofing systems.

Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing are the two most common single-ply membranes used on commercial roofs. They both have the appearance of dense white rubber sheets and are highly reflective. When properly installed and maintained, single-ply roof membrane will last anywhere from 30 to 40 years, outlasting hot tar roofing.

Though Single-ply roofing systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they all share certain positive characteristics that set them apart from other roofing materials. The following are their benefits:

  • Lasts More than 30 Years

Traditional hot tar and torch down roofing have a shorter lifespan than single-ply roof membranes. It also resists water pooling and chemicals, which can wreak havoc on traditional roofs. Single-ply roofing, on the other hand, will last anywhere from 30 to 40 years.

  • Damage Resistance from UV rays and other environmental elements

Single-ply roofing systems, like any other roof, are subjected to the sun’s heat and other outside elements. Roofs deteriorate faster as a result of these causes, reducing their lifetime.

A single-ply membrane roofing system, on the other hand, does not deteriorate as quickly because it is engineered to withstand the sun’s ultraviolet rays. While not every single-ply membrane roof can provide full protection, these materials are resistant to tearing from strong winds, rain, and even debris. 

  • Environmental friendliness 

Ever thought of assisting to make the world a greener place? Put into consideration the construction of a Single-ply roofing system. Contractors can recycle single-ply roofing as it reaches the end of its useful life. There would be a reduction in the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Furthermore, since this roofing system keeps a building’s interior cool, tenants do not always need to use their air conditioning systems. AC devices emit toxic gases such as chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons, according to environmentalists.

  • Reasonable pricing

The cost of a single-ply roofing membrane system is determined by the manufacturer and material thickness. Furthermore, even though you believe a single-ply membrane has a high initial cost, its long-term benefits make it very cost-effective.

A roof’s true value isn’t defined solely by its price. Other considerations include the product’s lifespan, reliability, level of comfort, ease of installation, and so on.

  • Safe Installation

Single-ply roof membrane, unlike hot tar roofing, does not require the use of open flames or hazardous chemicals. This makes it safer and easier to install than conventional systems, and it also takes less time.

Our Single-ply roofing installation normally starts with cleaning or removing the existing roof before adding insulation, but the process varies depending on the situation and building. Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), and Extruded Polystyrene are the three main forms of insulation you can choose (XPS).

Following that, we’ll spread out the insulation layers on the roof. A cover board is normally placed on top of the membrane until it is connected. The membrane is connected to the cover board either mechanically or chemically.

We roll out the membrane sheets as we add them, so the sides overlap. Finally, the single-ply membranes are sealed together with a heat welder.

Our team of professionals adheres to all manufacturer best practice guidelines during the installation process. The technicians ensure that any roof detail, pipe flashing, drain, curb, and other details are properly addressed.

After the installation is complete, each new roof is subjected to a thorough quality inspection to ensure that the job was completed to our high standards and quality workmanship.

Why Work With Universal Roofs?

The majority of people believe that they can build or restore a single-ply membrane flat roof on their own. There are numerous DIY roofing tutorials available. These so-called guides only serve to instill a false sense of security – and to encourage people to put their safety at risk.

Up-to-date Technologies

At Universal Roofs, our team of experts has been fully trained and certified to deliver top-notch service with ease and proficiency, using up-to-date technologies.

Guarantees – warranties in materials and labour

Following our long years of experience as a quality service provider in the industry, we take pride in our work, by providing warranty protection for optimum satisfaction to all our esteemed customers.


Incompetence is costly. Mistakes made during a DIY roofing job can necessitate the purchase of new roofing material. You wind up in the hospital as a result of a workplace accident. At the end of the day, you know that working with Universal Roofs will save you money.

Best safety practices

Our team of professionals has been trained through safety programs, to ensure maximum safety practices during the installation or repair of your single-ply roof membrane. Thus, we preach safety first, during the discharge of our duties.

Years of experience

Owing to our years of experience and level of competency in the industry, we have mastered the art of Excellence, through commitment and dedication to quality service delivery. Thus, we stand out as a leading Single-ply roof membrane contractor around the spheres of Toronto and beyond.

Do you wish to know more about Single-ply Roof Membrane? Feel free to fill out our online form or contact us for a free consultation and customer support. 

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