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Are you looking for a new roofing solution that is durable, efficient, long-lasting and adds value to your property? If so, then let Fibre Tech Flat Roofing introduce you to single-ply membrane roofing. Single-ply membrane roofing has grown in popularity in recent years, with many homeowners choosing this advanced roofing type for their homes. And, when you see the myriad benefits it offers, it’s no surprise. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about single-ply membrane roofing including what it is and, of course, the benefits you can enjoy.

Established over 20 years ago, we at Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing have a leading reputation as single-ply membrane roofing experts. With us, you’re guaranteed years of experience, a friendly and professional team, affordable prices and – best of all – results that you’ll be proud of. Our solutions are geared towards your 100% satisfaction which makes us stand out against the rest. If we’re the company for you, then we can’t wait to hear from you. Contact us today for a FREE quote.

What is single-ply roofing?

Protan is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of PVC single-ply roofing systems. It is a PVC permeable single-ply thermoplastic roof covering system and is one of the most advanced and high-performance flat roofing products on the market. Heralding from Norway, Protan’s roofing solutions have proven to be durable in the harsh environments of the Nordic region. Protan has since become a leading roofing system in the UK. Aesthetics, durability, and technology make Protan a smart solution for domestic and commercial roofing projects, both new-build and refurbishment. We are licenced and approved installers of this leading roofing system across the South East, contact us today for a FREE consultation!

Protan Single-Ply Roofing Key Features

  • The Membrane

Protan roofing membrane is a 1.8mm thick, high-tensile PVC permeable membrane.

  • Mechanical Fixings

Protan membrane is mechanically secured with stainless steel fixings and washers.

  • Welded Lap Joints & Termination Detailing

All seams, joints and termination details are welded for a watertight finish.

  • Stainless Steel Flashing Bars & Wall Flashings

Stainless steel flashing bars are fitted to the wall with a welded expansion joint.

  • Metal Perimeter Trims Coated With A PVC Membrane

Metal perimeter trims deliver sleek, modern lines.

Approved & Licensed Protan Installers

We are approved and licensed installers for the highly acclaimed Protan anti-slip PVC single-ply flat roof system. As specialists in single-ply waterproofing membranes, we can provide you with freedom of choice, whether you’re a domestic or commercial client.

The Benefits of Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

As leading installers of single-ply membrane roofing, we have seen the benefits it delivers first-hand. Here are some of the many advantages of single-ply membrane roofing…

  • Increases Usable Space

Our single-ply membrane roofing solutions are ideal for homeowners seeking a roofing system that doesn’t take up space. These roofing systems are lightweight and don’t include any bulky structures for effective and long-lasting installation. This means that homeowners can enjoy a seamless roofing system that increases usable space.

  • Temperature Protection

Single-ply roofing membrane protects your building against rapid temperature changes. Due to the method of installation and material, single-ply roofing acts as a protective barrier. This means that you can enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures with the peace of mind that your energy bills will be reduced over time!

  • Strong & Flexible

Our single-ply roofing membrane is available in strong, flexible sheets of synthetic polymer in thicknesses from 1.2mm to 1.8mm. This means that you can select the option that best aligns with your goals, with the peace of mind that you will receive long-lasting and resistant roofing results.

  • Improved Fire Protection

Our single-ply roofing membrane offers improved fire protection when compared to more traditional roofing materials and styles. The PVC permeable single-ply thermoplastic roof covering system boasts excellent fire resistance, which means that homeowners can have valuable peace of mind that their property is protected for longer.

  • Thermal & Acoustic Performance

Our single-ply roofing membrane will improve your building’s thermal and acoustic performance. So, if you live in a noisy area or simply want to keep external noise out, single-ply roofing membrane delivers. You can enjoy a quieter and more comfortable living or working environment.

  • Contain Fungicides

When installing a new roofing system, you need to ensure that maintenance is undertaken to keep it functioning as it should. Fortunately, single-ply roofing membranes contain fungicides, which stop the growth of mould and mildew. This helps maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment and prolongs your roof’s lifespan.

  • Environmental Sustainability

With a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, the manufacturing plant for single-ply roofing was among the first in Europe to adopt ISO14001 standards. This certification highlights a dedication to minimising environmental impact throughout the production process.

  • Resistant to Foot Traffic

Single-ply roofing membranes are resistant to foot traffic during the installation process. This means that we can ensure minimal damage and disruption to the roofing system throughout the installation. This allows for efficient and hassle-free installation, saving time and reducing overall labour costs.

  • Wide Range of Design Options

Our single-ply roofing membranes are available in a wide range of design options to suit various styles and preferences, for complete customisation. Whether you prefer a uniform and modern look or a more traditional feel, there’s a single-ply roofing solution to complement your building’s design and personal preferences.

  • Maintenance-Free

Single-ply roofing is one of the lowest-maintenance roofing systems, requiring minimal maintenance to look good and continue functioning. In the long run, single-ply roofing membranes will save homeowners money and time on upkeep, providing long-term reliability and performance.

  • Featured on TV!

Single-ply membrane roofing has been featured in popular television programmes such as Grand Designs. During these programmes, the versatility, durability and aesthetic appeal of single-ply membrane roofing systems have been highlighted as an attractive and cost-effective choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their roofing.

With these benefits, it should come as no surprise that single-ply membrane roofing is one of the leading roofing systems for UK homes. So, if you’re ready to embark on a roofing journey of your own with Fibre Tech Flat Roofing, what are you waiting for? Here’s how it works!

How does it work?

Roof inspection & FREE quote

By booking a FREE site survey, our team can look at your existing roof covering and provide recommendations on the work required. Whether you need repairs or a replacement. We will then provide a FREE written quotation, including any additional options requested such as Guttering, Cladding or Fascias & Soffit replacement.

Temporary Covering

We will provide a suitable date for your repair or replacement roof. If immediate action is required, our team will provide a water-tight temporary covering for your leaking roof. This will protect your property until your fitting date arrives and give you peace of mind that no further damage will occur to the interior of the property.

Remove the Existing Roof

To avoid unnecessary mess and preserve existing garden features, we will provide protective sheeting to any gardens or driveways. The removal of your old roofing material is undertaken with minimal disturbance and disposed of correctly. All our team members have all required Waste Carriers Licenses.

Waterproof Titanium Dioxide Top Layer

We will apply the waterproof Titanium Dioxide top layer of your flat roof. This stabilised PVC anti-slip membrane is specially designed to be resistant to UV light and other weather conditions. Furthermore, it is also maintenance-free, 100% resistant to moss and algae growth, and will never blister or crack.

Securing the Membrane

We will secure your Protan single-ply membrane over a separation fleece barrier. This provides 100% protection against wind. In addition, this guaranteed fixing method uses no glues or resins.

Welding & Waterproofing

We will weld in the lap joints and waterproof all roofing fixtures. All fixing points have a lap joint in addition to a fusion weld for further waterproofing. All joints carry 100% permanent weld and provide the strongest joint protection than any other system available.

Steel-Reinforced Details

Using steel-reinforced details, unique seals, waterproof wall joints, and prime-sealed upstands, we can deliver a roofing system guaranteed to withstand all building movements.

Metal Trims & PVC Roof Membrane

Our advanced single-ply flat roof membranes by Protan backed by metal trims are 100% watertight, storm-resistant and will never blister, crack or warp. Protan’s single-ply membranes have been coined the strongest roof seal in the industry.

Protan Membrane Price    

The cost of a Protan single-ply membrane roofing system will vary depending on several factors. Therefore, we recommend getting in touch with us for a FREE quote and site survey.

In Conclusion…

With over 20 years of industry experience, you can trust that the benefits of single-ply membrane roofing systems have been witnessed first-hand by our experts. We understand the importance of single-ply membrane roofing and the many advantages that it provides for our clients.

From protection against fluctuating temperatures and easy installation to environmental sustainability and the wide range of customisation options available, there are so many benefits of installing single-ply membrane roofing. All of which contribute to the decades-long lifespan and quality, long-term function of single-ply membrane roofing. Our clients have experienced the quality of single-ply membrane roofing, which can exceed the 10-year mark with proper maintenance.

Choosing single-ply membrane roofing with Fibre-Tech Flat Roofing is not simply purchasing a roof, you are purchasing a long-term investment that delivers time and time again. Your property, energy bills and more will thank you for investing in it. So, if you’d like to arrange a consultation for single-ply membrane roofing installation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does a single-ply membrane roof cost in the UK?

The cost of single-ply membrane roofing will vary depending on several factors. Therefore, we recommend contacting us for a FREE quote and site survey.

Q: How long does it take to install a single-ply membrane roof?

The length of time single-ply membrane roof installation takes will vary. We recommend getting in touch with us and we can provide a tailored schedule for your project.

Q: How long does a single-ply membrane roof last?

The lifespan of a single-ply membrane roof depends on several factors, however, single-ply membrane roofs last for a minimum of 10 years and can last 20-30 years.

Q: Can single-ply membrane roofs be insulated?

Yes, single-ply membrane roofs can be fully insulated.

Q: What is the importance of regular maintenance for single-ply membrane roofs?

Regular maintenance is essential to prolonging the lifespan and ensuring the function of your single-ply membrane roof. We recommend undertaking regular inspections and completing repairs when needed.

Q: Can solar panels be installed on single-ply membrane roofs?

Yes, solar panel installation is possible on single-ply membrane roofs.

Book a FREE Quote & Site Survey Today  

Contact us to arrange a FREE site survey for our team to look at your existing roof covering and provide recommendations for your single-ply membrane roofing. We will then provide a FREE written quotation, including any additional options such as Guttering, Cladding or Fascias & Soffits.

If you’re looking for quality, affordable single-ply membrane roofing, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a FREE quote and arrange your site survey today!

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