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single ply roofing: pros

only semi-skilled labor reqd,

more resistant to slight building movement and weather.

(w or w/o reinforcing)

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single ply roofing:
reinforcing

polyester fibers,
sometimes glass fibers.

more dimensional stability and tear strength.
= better puncture + wind load resistance,
and lies flatter for easier seaming.

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single ply roofing:
reinforcing typ @

high foot traffic,
high winds,
fully adhered or mechanically attached,

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single ply roofing:
non reinforcing pros

more elongation, good for substrate movement.
less expensive.

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single ply roofing:
non reinforcing use

loose-laid, ballasted roof systems,

larger sheets.

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single ply roofing types:
modified bitumens

bitumen,
chemical additive (add elasticity),
reinforcing fabric (tensile strength),
over insulation,
over separator sheet.
(gravel cover)

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separator sheet:

between deck/membrane.
allow roof/structure move independently.
some allow water vapor from bldg to escape.

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single ply roofing types:
permanently harden when heated/cured.
*permanently lose shape if heated again.

thermoset plastics

ex. EPDM, CSPE.

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thermoset plastics:
recycling

can only be recycled chopped up and mixed w other material,
ex rubber flooring.

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single ply roofing types:
repeatedly softened w heat, harden when cooled.
ex. PVC, TPO, and hybrid blends.

thermoplastics

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primary difference thermoplastics and thermoset plastics:

thermoplastics can reheat,
(and are available in white)
(and can be recycled)

thermoset plastics heat once, deform after that.

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most common single ply

EPDM

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chlorosulfonated polyethylene:
trade name

Hypalon

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thermoplastic:
easy to install,
white,
relatively inexpensive.
seams are heat welded.

PVC

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always fully adhered

Hypalon

chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE)

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blend of polypropylene and ethylene propylene.

cost low, compared to EPDM.

thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO)

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butyl, Neoprene, Hypalon.
1 or 2 brush/spray coats,
air-cured,
forming elastic, waterproof surface.
also used below grade.
good for complex shapes.

elastic liquid roofing