First of all, single ply roofing membranes are sheets of flexible, compounded synthetic materials, that are made to installed in a single layer. Unlike various other roofing materials, they show a more superior level of strength, durability and UV radiation resistance.

Most single ply roofing membranes have a white or black finish. They are usually glued, fastened or installed on top of the roof insulation material. In this writing, we’re going to show you some of the main advantages and disadvantages of single ply roofing.

The advantages of single ply roofing include:

  • It’s lightweight
  • Installation is easy
  • Its reflective properties are effective
  • It is economically feasible
  • Offers effective protection against acid rain conditions
  • Not intensively affected by the presence of chemical materials
  • Offers a variety of grades to choose from

The disadvantages of single ply roofing include:

  • Possible seam problems may occur
  • Its lifespan is relatively short
  • Possible water retention problems may occur
  • Its surface is relatively easier to puncture