Austin Commercial Single-Ply Roofing
Kidd Roofing’s qualified crews install and maintain single-ply roofs for businesses throughout Austin. Ideal for low-sloping or flat roofs, these roofs have longevity and provide effective protection.
While other traditional roofing systems need to be applied in several layers, single-ply membranes are made of a compounded plastic-derived material that can be applied in one layer. Single-ply roofing can be installed over insulation or directly onto the roof surface. These flexible sheets are manufactured with strict quality control and have become the preferred choice of material for roofing contractors because of their strength, durability, and flexibility.
Our commercial roofing team is made up of highly qualified professionals who always make sure their work meets the highest quality standards as well as our customers’ satisfaction. We invite you to learn more about how we can meet your roofing needs, so please contact us at (512) 671-7791 today.
Types of Single-Ply Roofing We Offer
We offer the following choices of single-ply roofing materials, and we will work with you to help you decide which option is best for your Austin commercial building.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO)
TPO membrane roofing systems are the fastest growing in the commercial roofing industry. They are composed of a single layer of synthetic thermoplastic and reinforcing scrim and feature a naturally reflective surface that resists UV ray penetration. This makes them advantageous in Austin’s warm climate. A TPO roof can last up to 20 years.
Ethylene propylene diene methylene (EPDM)
This synthetic rubber is composed mainly of ethylene and propylene, which are derived from oil and natural gas. It tends to be weather resistant, low maintenance, and easy to repair. EPDM material is available in large rolls, so it works well for sizeable commercial buildings. These types of roofs have a life span of between 10 and 25 years.
Single-Ply Roof Installation Techniques
After preparing the substrate by cleaning it or removing an existing roof, installing single-ply roofing systems can be done using three primary methods:
Fully adhered – Mounting plates are used to anchor the material to the roof deck, and then an adhesive secures the single-ply membrane directly to the insulation or roofing structure. It leaves a smooth, attractive-looking finish.
Mechanically fastened – Mounting plates are fixed throughout the roof deck or insulation, and then the membrane is fastened to the plates.
Ballasted – This method requires a roofing structure that can withstand additional loads. Large panels of roofing membranes are laid and then covered by a type of ballast, such as stones.
Advantages of Single-Ply Roofing
Among the many options for commercial roofing, single-ply membranes stand out for the many advantages they offer, including:
Energy efficiency – Because of the reflective materials used in their construction, they have an enhanced ability to reflect sunlight, so they absorb less heat than a standard roof does. Over time, your building’s heating and cooling costs can be reduced.
Simple installation – Installing single-ply roofs is far less complex than it is with other materials, so the whole process takes less time. The job can be done very efficiently to minimize the impact on your property.
Weight and flexibility – Single-ply roofs aren’t as heavy as other types of roofs, so they don’t put undue stress on your building, which could compromise its structural integrity. The flexibility of single-ply membranes can also accommodate variations in roof designs.
Single-Ply Roofing Maintenance and Repair Services
When you keep up with the maintenance and repair of your single-ply roof, it will last longer and serve you better. We are well acquainted with how the unique conditions of Austin’s weather and climate affect your roof, and we know how to address them. Kidd Roofing offers a full range of roof maintenance and repair services, including:
- Roof inspections
- Leak detection and repair
- Storm repairs and insurance claims
- Roof coatings
- Annual maintenance inspections and repairs
Get a Single-Ply Roof Estimate Today
If you’re the owner of an Austin commercial building, you understand the importance of investing in its maintenance. If it’s time for a new roof for your existing structure or one that is under construction, you should consider a single-ply roof from Kidd Roofing. Our skilled and courteous professionals, as well as our quality products, means that we provide a superior level of service in every job, large or small.
You can rely on our expert team for all of your roofing needs. We’re happy to review your roofing options and provide an estimate for your upcoming project. You can reach out to us by phone at (512) 671-7791 or by completing the online contact form found on this page. We look forward to providing the roofing solutions you’re looking for.