All About Single-Ply Roofing

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When you hear the phrase “single-ply roofing”, you may imagine something like a particle board placed on a roof. However, though single-ply is thin and durable, it is not made of the same material as particle board. Here at Empire Contractors, we install single-ply roofs on low-sloped buildings by chemically adhering the material in place. Over the years, we have managed many single-ply roofing systems here in Dowagiac, MI. Reach out to Empire Contractors at (231) 861-7221 for more information!


Before we install a single-ply system on your building, we will always perform a thorough inspection of your roof. We check every inch of its surface for any issues. When we install your single-ply roof, we want to be certain it will adhere correctly. This helps us improve our efficiency when working on your building. Additionally, not all roofs are good candidates for all roofing systems. When we evaluate the condition of your roof, it allows us the opportunity to make the best recommendation based on your business, building and roof condition.

Types of Single-Ply Roofing Systems

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There are three types of single-ply systems: TPO, PVC, and EPDM. All of them have similar traits, but they also have things that are unique to them. They are all UV-resistant, resilient against the elements, and can resist tears and punctures.

In addition, single-ply roofing systems have fewer seams than other roofing types. This reduces the risk of any seams lifting. Keep in mind that seams are one of the easiest ways for water to enter your building.

However, each type is made of different materials. TPO is made from thermoplastic, whereas PVC is made by using polyvinyl chloride. EPDM is an acronym for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, which is a specific type of synthetic rubber used outdoors. You can find it around doors and windows as well as for roofing. Each of these materials are good options for your commercial roof.

Here at Empire Contractors, we will work with you to choose the correct material for your roof!

Contact Us

Single-ply roofing is just one of the commercial roofing services we provide at Empire Contractors. We also offer many other services, including leak detection, repairs, restorations, coatings, inspections, and replacements. If you are looking for a service that isn’t listed on our website, just call us and ask about it. Is your commercial building in Dowagiac, MI? For the best team in the area, choose Empire Contractors. We are a local company that has been in the area for many years. Contact us today for more information at (231) 861-7221.