Single Ply Roofing, over the years, has become popular for people looking for a flat roof on their property. Basically, single-ply roofing is a roof which is made up of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer. This can be split into two groups known as synthetic rubber and thermoplastics. Usually, the main option is thermoplastics and this is because the sheets can be remoulded after heating. Therefore, for flat roofing contractors, this is mainly the number one choice for installations.

The Benefits of Single Ply Roofing

No matter the type of single-ply roofing you choose, there is a wide range of benefits. When it comes to installation, this can be completed quickly as the sheets are easy to handle and lay. Plus, there is very little wastage when it comes to offcuts.

One of the main benefits of single-ply roofing is that it offers great value for money. Not only is the initial cost cheaper than other types of roofing but it is also low maintenance and can last for many years. In fact, with the right care, a single-ply roof can last for over 20 years.

Another big advantage is that single-ply roofs are very lightweight. This means that they put less strain on the structure of the building which is ideal for older properties.

Different Types of Single Ply Roofs

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

PVC has strong durability and longevity. As well as this, it also has protection from chemicals and acidic outflow. This type of single-ply roofing has become one of the most common used materials in the UK, due to its various benefits, for almost 50 years. In addition to this, manufacturing, installation and repairing are very easy.

Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO)

Just like PVC, thermoplastic olefin is commonly used throughout the UK for a wide range of flat roofing projects. TPO also goes by the name of flexible polyolefin or FPO for short. Although it is not as flexible as PVC, due to its extremely strong weatherproofing factors, this type of single-ply roof is used when constructing green roofs.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)

EPDM is an adaptable single-ply material that can be thermally secured, ballasted, and totally adhered to. Usually, when the membrane arrives on site, it is usually 100% cured which means the installation process can start straight away with no delays. It is fully resistant to UV rays and radiation, ozone thermal shock and extreme weather conditions. It has a life expectancy of around 30 years.

How Much Does It Cost?

There is no exact cost for single-ply roofing. For example, different manufacturers charge different rates. As well as this, the different types & materials also vary in cost.

You should get in touch with a professional roofing contractor for more information about the total cost including installation. At D&D Roofing, we always give out free quotes on all of our work and it is completed to the highest quality.


Single ply roofing is a type of roof that consists of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer. There are a variety of types available, each with its own benefits. Installing a single-ply roof is quick and easy, and they are low maintenance and long-lasting.

They are also very lightweight which is ideal for older properties. The cost of single-ply roofing varies depending on the type and manufacturer.

For more information about our Single Ply Roofing services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions.


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