At ShenCorp Inc., we usually recommend that our customers install single-ply roofing for their homes and businesses. Single-ply membrane roof systems are lightweight, affordable, and flexible. If you’re interested in installation or repair of single-ply roofing systems – commercial or industrial – we can help.
There are two types of roofing materials used in single-ply roofs: thermosets and thermoplastics. First, thermoset roof systems are usually made of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). This type of material is excellent for roofing because it is flexible and very resistant to abrasion damage, weathering, high heat, and ultraviolet light. EPDM material is very similar to rubber. It is considered low maintenance and easy to repair. Typically, EPDM is black but may be available in white as well. Black EPDM membranes absorb solar energy effectively, which can reduce heating costs during the winter.
Next, thermoplastic roof systems use thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes. Both of these membranes are very resistant to weather and ultraviolet light, as well as holes. TPO roofing systems are becoming more popular in the commercial roofing industry, especially in southern climates. Reductions in energy consumption and costs have been attributed to light-colored TPO membranes. Typically, TPO membranes are white but may be available in other colors as well. PVC roofing systems show potential for decreases in energy costs too. PVC provides efficient resistance to chemicals. Most PVC systems are white as well, though other colors are also available.
At ShenCorp, we’re certified to work with a number of leading manufacturers, including:
- Firestone Building Products Co.
- Flex Membrane International, Inc.
- Johns Manville
Whatever your roofing needs, we are here to help! Since 1977, ShenCorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing throughout Winchester, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region. Call ShenCorp for your total roofing services.