Single ply roofing is one of the most popular options for hotels and commercial properties with flat roofs. From parapets to standing seams single ply roofing systems can be used to make the most of your roof space visually, while also being incredibly practical. But what are the advantages of single ply roofing for hotels?
(The above image was taken on site when we installed the roof for Stay City Apartments in Manchester)
What are the advantages of single ply roofing?
There are a number of reasons why single ply roofing is such a popular choice and these include:
⦁ Stringent fire safety testing
⦁ Ease of installation
⦁ Energy efficiency
⦁ Multifunction roof design
⦁ Durability and longevity
This type of roofing is easy to install
One of the biggest advantages of single ply roofing is that this is easy to install. Single ply roofing membranes are wide and lightweight which makes these easy to handle and transport, and it also means that there are fewer joins and seams. Because of this, single ply roofing can be installed quickly and efficiently.
Single ply membranes can also be installed in a range of different ways including being fully adhered, mechanically fixed, or ballasted. This means that whatever type of roof installation you need, a single ply roofing system can be the perfect option.
Single ply roofing undergoes strict fire safety testing
Single ply roofing undergoes strict fire safety testing which for roofing in the hospitality sector, fire safety is an important part of the legal considerations and requirements. This applies to hotels and as such it’s essential to plan and create a roof that is designed to meet all fire safety regulations. This is something that a single ply roofing system can offer.
This type of roofing is energy efficient and durable
Another of the advantages of single ply roofing is the high-quality energy efficiency. This type of roofing system provides effective roof insulation to prevent heat loss, as well as a high-quality vapour control layer to prevent condensation and moisture damage. In addition, single ply membranes provide a UV resistant, reflective surface. This is designed to repel the heat of the sun, helping to lower the amount of energy required to cool down the building in summer. In the long term this can help to save money on energy bills in both the summer and the winter.
Single ply roofing membranes are designed to be durable and hard wearing, offering protection from all manner of weather conditions as well as from animal activity. When installed by a professional team like ours here at Enviroply Roofing, your single ply roofing system will be guaranteed for 15-20 years depending on the type of roof and manufacturer guidelines. As a result, you can be sure of the long-lasting quality of your single ply roof, and your hotel won’t need to worry about leaks or roof damage in the long term.
Single ply roofing supports multifunction design for hotel roofs
Hotel roofs are often used to add additional functionality and value. From a rooftop bar to a rooftop garden or balcony, hotels can make use of the roof space in a variety of interesting ways and to do this, the right roofing system is essential. Single ply roofing can be the perfect choice for multifunction roof spaces, including balconies and walkways, and green roofs or roof gardens. This is because single ply membranes are incredibly durable and hard-wearing and can be paved or ballasted to create a practical and safe roof terrace.
For more information or advice about how a single ply roofing system could benefit your hotel, get in touch with the experts today here at Enviroply Roofing.