Unisource Roofing: All You Need To Know About Single-Ply Roofing Systems For Commercial Buildings

by Leon Clark Roofing Contractor Mandeville
When it comes to the most popular yet affordable commercial roofing systems today, single-ply systems are a clear winner. The reason why these roofs are cost-effective and easier to install is that they consist of just a single but extremely durable layer of roofing material, unlike multi-layered traditional systems.
As a result, these roofs are faster to install, require less manpower and can help you save significant money on your labor and installation costs. Unisource Roofing is the leading specialist of single-ply roofing for commercial property owners in and around Louisville, KY.

Let's take a look at some of the most prominent benefits and features of single-ply roofing systems.


EPDM (Ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a form of synthetic rubber that has been widely used for industrial purposes since the '60s. You can install these roofs in three ways.

Fully Adhered EPDM Roofs: Roofers use solvent or water-based adhesives during the installation.
Mechanical Fastened EPDM Roofs: These roofs are installed using nails or fasteners.
Loose Laid EPDM Roofs: These are probably the easiest to install EPDM option among all, mainly because loose-laid roofs need to be secured only at the penetrations and perimeter.

Regardless of the installation type, EPDM roofs can easily outperform built-up roofing systems in most areas. Nowadays, most people who have knowledge about the roofing systems and want an affordable option without sacrificing the quality and durability have started preferring EPDM roofs. A little known benefit of EPDM roofs is that unlike tar containing built-up roofs, EPDM roofs do not have any unpleasant odor.

TPO Roofing

As the name suggests, TPO (Thermoplastic olefin) contains thermoplastics, along with ethylene and propylene. Also called plastic roofing, TPO roofs are immensely popular because of their ‘cool roof’ properties.

Many people still get confused between EPDM and TPO single-ply roofing systems in Louisville. However, there are noticeable differences between the two. For instance, TPO roofs are typically white whereas EPDM roofs are usually black as they're made of rubber. In general, TPO's seams are sealed with heat welding. On the other hand, adhesives are used for sealing EPDM roofs.

Since TPO roofs are white or light-colored, they're incredibly effective for reflecting sunlight and heat away from your home, which can help you attain cool and comfortable indoors without increasing your electricity bills.

PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)

PVC or Polyvinyl chloride is one of the most commonly used materials in electric cable insulation and water pipes. Getting PVC roofing companies in Louisville KY is a great option for property owners who want to avoid water ponding issues. Additionally, the cooling benefits of PVC roofs are on par with other cool roofs such as TPO.

Get in Touch

We hope that now you're equipped with all the necessary information about single-ply roofing systems you need to make an informed choice. In any case, our knowledgeable and friendly roofers at Unisource Roofing are always here to help you make your roofing project a smooth and stress-free process. As the leading roofers in Louisville, KY, you can rely on the experience and skills of Unisource Roofing experts for all your commercial roofing needs. For more information on our roofing services, give us a call at (502) 735-1766 today.

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