Key benefits of single ply roofing systems

The right roof for any property is an important consideration for protection from the elements and for keeping your property safe. With so many roofing options to choose from it can be difficult to make the right choice to meet your functional and aesthetic requirements. A single ply roof is one of the options available, but what are the key benefits of single ply roofing systems?


What are the key benefits of single ply roofing systems?

There are a number of benefits and advantages to installing a single ply membrane on your property. These benefits include:


  • Exceptional quality, durability and lifespan
  • Application versatility
  • Sustainable roofing option
  • Exceptional waterproofing
  • Exceptional thermal performance 


Single ply roofing systems have exceptional quality, durability and lifespan 

One of the most notable advantages of a single ply roofing system is that this has exceptional durability. The evidence of this can be seen in two ways. 

Firstly, because the membrane is created from high-quality synthetic materials, it offers outstanding protection from all weather extremes, as well as UV radiation. Roofs are exposed to the elements for lengthy periods of time and it’s essential that the roof option you choose is able to resist UV radiation as well as wind, rain and all weather extremes. Single ply membranes are one of the best options on the market for this.

Secondly, a single ply roofing system offers incredible surface toughness. This is because the membranes have a reinforced structure that enhances the ability to withstand punctures, tears, and abrasions, ensuring a prolonged lifespan that outlasts traditional roofing materials.

Overall, the high level of durability of a single ply roofing system means that this has a life expectancy of 40 years, and when installed by us here at Enviroply Roofing it will have a warranty of 20 years!


Single ply roofing systems have application versatility

In addition to remarkable durability, single ply roofing systems are also incredibly versatile. Single ply membranes are available in a range of thicknesses and sizes, so they can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of different projects. Whether it’s a flat roof, a sloping roof, or an irregularly shaped structure, a single ply membrane can be seamlessly installed to provide the right practical results. This adaptability also extends to installation methods, allowing for both mechanically fixed and adhered applications, giving you the flexibility to choose the most suitable approach.


Single ply membranes are sustainable 

Furthermore, a single ply membrane is also a sustainable roofing option. Sustainability has become an important factor in all industries and sectors and so whether you need a new roof for a new build property, or a replacement roof for an existing building, choosing a sustainable roofing option can be a good idea. 

A single ply membrane is recyclable and offers a number of energy efficient benefits. This means that during its lifespan it will provide a high level of insulation, lowering heating and cooling costs for the building. And at the end of its lifespan, the membrane will be recycled, reducing the impact on landfills.


Exceptional waterproofing 

Another of the benefits of single ply roofing systems is that these provide exceptional waterproofing capability. Single ply membranes are specifically engineered to provide a seamless and watertight covering, effectively safeguarding the underlying structure from water infiltration, leaks and damage. For much of the UK, where regular, heavy rainfall can be a problem, high quality waterproofing is essential for longevity and safety, and a single ply roofing system is a highly dependable option. 


Exceptional thermal performance 

Finally, a single ply roofing system offers exceptional thermal performance. A single ply membrane can help to regulate the temperature indoors, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling. This means that not only will the indoor temperature be more comfortable at all times of the year, but that your building will use less energy to heat and cool, reducing bills and the carbon footprint.


For more information or advice, or for professional installation of your single ply roofing system, get in touch with the team today, here at Enviroply Roofing.