"Do judge a roof by it's cover"
February 10, 2015
Single-ply roofing systems can be installed with either of two rather common methods: fastened mechanically to the roof deck or fully adhered with an adhesive.
Stress plates and screws are used to fasten the membrane in place. The system uses a roof membrane, mechanically attached to the roof surface, insulation, attached to the deck, and a vapor retarder.
The membrane is fastened to the roof deck by powerful adhesives. A vapor retarder is used along with insulation that is attached on to the deck mechanically. Adhesives then fasten the roof membrane to the insulation.
There are several benefits and drawbacks of using our two flat roof replacement systems. Here are the common pros and cons you could experience:
A professional roofing contractor is able to determine which method should be used in individual cases, after considering the roof product, building location, and the structure of the building. Each method has its own benefits – the question is which is right for your specific needs.
Jewett Roofing is a professional installer of flat roofing systems, serving St. Louis and the surrounding area.