Reasons to choose single ply membrane roofing systems

What is a single ply roofing membrane?

A single ply roofing membrane is a roof overlay material used to provide a long-term watertight solution for existing flat roofing systems. It is created from strong and flexible membranes composed predominantly of synthetic polymer, and available in PVC, TPO, EPDM and elastomeric felt. Their main characteristic is that they are designed to be installed in one layer.

Why choose a single ply roofing membrane?

But how do you know a single ply membrane system is right for you? Well, there are many reasons to choose this type of commercial roof.

Highly durable

Not only is a single ply membrane roofing system highly durable and resistant to tears and punctures, it’s also a type of roof that will not suffer any major problems under the presence of chemical materials. So durable is a single ply membrane roof that when applied with a hot air weld, it provides the roofing system added protection against various weather conditions and extreme temperatures, including acid rain. And that’s not all, singly ply membranes are also resistant to damaging ultraviolet light.

The composition of a single ply membrane system also means that not only is it extremely fire retardant, but self-extinguishing too!


There are many reasons that a single ply membrane system is a cost-effective commercial roofing solution. First of all, the fact that installation is usually relatively quick and simple means that initially, it’s a cost-effective method. Then, when you factor in the durable and flexible nature of the membrane, it means that repairs and maintenance shouldn’t be substantial over the course of the roof’s lifespan. And lastly, should the roof need to be repaired for whatever reason, repairs and modifications are relatively simple and straightforward so again, costs can be kept down.

Other benefits of a single ply membrane include:

  • Wide variety of grades available to choose from (grades are the type of protection desire from the product)
  • Various colours to choose from
  • Lightweight product
  • Excellent reflective properties
  • Easy to install
  • Eco-friendly

If you’d like to learn more about single ply roofing, please don’t hesitate to call the friendly team at Roofing Consultants Group who will be more than happy to assist with any questions you may have: 0800 046 1500