Single Ply Roofing
Since the late 1970s, single-ply roofing has covered many of the UK’s buildings – from sports stadiums and supermarkets to airports, schools and hospitals. So it’s no surprise that, in more recent years, it’s become increasingly popular in housing.
Created from resilient and flexible membranes, single-ply roofing is a complete and durable solution for keeping heat inside your property and leaving wind and rain out.
There are three basic types of system to consider:
- Warm deck
A single-ply membrane is laid over a base layer of thermal insulation, which sits on top of a vapour control layer (VCL). This helps keep the roof decking warm during cold weather, reduces condensation and prevents any water vapour entering the insulation.
- Inverted warm deck
Similar to warm deck, except this method protects the single-ply roofing thanks to special weather-resistant insulation that’s placed above each layer and held down by paving or stones.
- Cold deck
This traditional and cost-effective flat-roof design involves placing a waterproof membrane directly onto the decking. Insulation is laid below the deck.