What is single ply detailing membrane?

Here at Enviroply, we are leading commercial roofing professionals. From industrial properties to apartment complexes and schools, we have the skills and experience to deliver top quality roofing systems, tailored to meet your needs and requirements. And this is our guide to everything you should know about single ply detailing membrane.


So, what is single ply detailing membrane?

Single ply detailing membrane is used for adding an effective single ply membrane to areas of complex detail. This adds effective waterproofing and protection to particular areas of the roof, including corner joints with gutters and metal flashing sections. The detailing membrane is designed to provide the flexibility that is necessary here without compromising on quality or durability.


Why is effective detailing membrane necessary?

It is absolutely necessary to use detailing membrane for a single ply roof for  a variety of reasons. These include:
  • Protecting the roof structure- joining and seams, particularly around penetrations, gutters and corners are one of the greatest threats to the integrity and long term performance of your roof. Without the right detailing membrane, these areas could be damaged by weather conditions, allowing water to enter the single ply roofing system and cause a lot of destruction. This is usually because of the weakness of the joins or seams, and a lack of flexibility. As a result, professional installation of single ply detailing membrane is a necessary consideration for roof and property protection.
  • Forming complex details- for some roofs, a number of complex details be an essential part of the structure. This includes penetrations and external corners. In many cases, these complex details simply cannot be formed with a standard single ply membrane. As a result, these complex details require additional planning and installation steps, to not only keep your roof safe, but also to create the right visual effect. With single ply detailing membrane, professionally installed by a team like us here at Enviroply Roofing, you can be sure that your roof will be finished to a high standard, particularly around complex details and detailing areas.


Effective detailing membrane options

For your detailing membrane, there are a couple of different options to choose from. These include:

  • IKO Armourplan G Detailing PVC Membrane- this is a detailing membrane made from glass tissue reinforced PVC. This provides a high level of flexibility, as well as great durability. This can be adhered to all appropriate surfaces, and can even be used to form adhered up-stands.
  • Sika Sikaplan SG Membrane– this is an effective waterproofing membrane for detailing areas like parapets and joints, due to its increased flexibility and proven high performance. This membrane is made from premium-quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with inlay of glass non-woven, containing ultraviolet light stabilizers and flame retardant.

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