5 Steps to Repair Single-Ply Roofing Punctures With Hot Air ToolsIt is not uncommon for storms, debris or man-made objects to puncture or tear a single-ply sheet, which if not immediately addressed can lead to water damage and other issues. Fortunately, with the right tools and technique, this damage can be quickly remedied by hot-air welding a patch over the hole or rip.
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11 Single-Ply Roofing Tools Contractors Need
Over the past 35 years, single-ply thermoplastic membranes-such as TPO and PVC-have grown in popularity as an effective alternative to asphalt-based commercial and industrial roofing systems. This shift is largely due to single-ply's ease of installation, relatively low cost, durability, and its energy-cost saving potential.
However, a singly-ply roofing system is only as good as its seam welds. To consistently create durable, watertight seams that can withstand heavy weathering (i.e. wind, rain, snow, standing water and sun), you'll need to invest in the right equipment.