Often your roof is something you do not think about until it causes you problems. And without a maintenance plan and annual inspections, you are guaranteeing that you will have to replace your roof sooner rather than later. Even properly maintained roofs reach a point when they must be replaced. 

When that day comes, the decision-making process can be overwhelming. Which option should you choose? Which contractor should install your roof? How much will it cost? And the biggest question of all: What if I make the wrong decisions? 

By establishing a relationship with us long before you need to replace your roof, we can extend the longevity of your existing roof, and help you plan and budget for a new roof on your schedule and your budget. 

Each situation is different, but at Titan Contractors the most common solution chosen by our customers is a single-ply membrane system. Here are some of the reasons our customers choose a single-ply system when replacing their roof.

A Quick Installation 

Single-ply systems can be quickly installed with minimal disruption, if any, to your business. Unlike some roofing systems which produce strong odors during the process, single-ply systems can be installed while your business continues to function normally. 

Single-ply systems can be easily installed in phases, opening only the portion of the roof that can be replaced the same day. Because of the watertight welds between single-ply sheets, the integrity of your roof is not compromised during installation. 

Quick installation, limited exposure, and minimal disruption all mean that your business can continue to function productively during the process. 

Single-Ply Roofs are a Great Value 

Single-ply roofs provide some of the best value for your dollar. While the initial cost of other systems may be slightly less, the lifespan of a single-play roof is often double that of other systems. Year over year, a single-ply roof costs you less money. 

Installation is simpler and less intrusive than other systems. Downtime to your business is minimal or non-existent. Keeping your business operational while your roof is being replaced means that you focus on doing what you do best, while we handle the roof replacement for you. 

Repairs are usually simpler and more reliable. A patch can be welded over the repair area and be as structurally strong a bond as the original installation. 

Designed properly, single-ply systems can also offer hail resistance that other systems cannot. And because single-ply materials are designed to withstand the extremes of nature, your roof will last longer. Coupled with routine maintenance and annual inspections, you can look forward to many years of reliable service from your new roof. 

Environmentally Friendly 

These days customers demand that you be environmentally friendly. A single-ply roof is a badge of honor that you can wear proudly in your community and with your customers. 

Traditional black-top roofs cause something know as the “urban heat island effect” which occurs when the sun’s heat is absorbed by roofs in a concentrated area. This effect causes heat pollution and that is a real problem. Single-ply roofs use roofing materials that reflect the sun avoiding the “urban heat island effect”. 

And being environmentally friendly will save you money. A single-ply roofing system will reflect the sun’s harsh UV rays, keeping your building cooler, and reducing the strain on your HVAC systems. With less money spent on energy bills, you will look good and save money at the same time. 

Lighten the Load on Your Building 

Your building has a lot of weight on its shoulders. It stands there every day despite its age and the constant pull of gravity. And a heavy roof adds more strain to the buildings structure. Building codes do not permit multiple layers of roofing materials, and yet it is not uncommon to find roofs that have had three, four or even five roofs added on top of the original roof. 

Single-ply roofs are lightweight yet extraordinarily strong. Insulation layers of ISO of 4” – 5” depending upon building codes, a recommended layer of heavy duty coverboard, and the membrane itself, are all lightweight and minimize the stress on your building while increasing energy efficiency. 

Single-Play Roofs are Resistant to Acid Rain 

Acid rain is a prevalent concern throughout the United States. What may seem like a pleasant rain shower is in fact millions of tiny droplets of water laces with corrosive chemical. While the rain is harmless to us, it will slowly and methodically strip away your roofing material over the years. 

Thermoplastic single-ply membranes (TPO) are naturally resistant to these chemicals, giving you a longer lasting roof. 

The Bottom Line 

No one system is the right solution for every owner and every building. But many customers have found that single ply systems offer the best combination of 

  • Quick installation 
  • Longevity 
  • Value 
  • Environmental friendliness 

Whatever your situation, Titan Contractors will meet with you to learn your unique circumstances, educate you on the best available options, and provide installation and support for the system you choose.

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