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					Advantages of Mechanically Attached Roofing Systems -TPO-PVC Systems
Mechanically attached roofing systems are systems such as TPO Roofs and PVC
roofs. These mechanically attached roofing systems are installed to low slope roof
decks with fasteners and plates that are screwed in through the lap of the membrane.
The most important fact is having a good clean roof substrate, is keeping any loose
debris clear of the membrane before installation. The advantages of the mechanically
fastened systems are that less mechanical attachment of insulation vs. fully adhered
roofing systems. A smaller crew is possible, and not quite as a labor intensive as other
single plies systems. Virtually no waste as all the discarded sheet goods can be
utilized on the mechanically attached roofing system. The bonding adhesives in the
field areas can be eliminated from use. The lightest weight of any installed
thermoplastic system, the mechanically fastened system has a reflectivity of white
sheet vs. rock or paver ballasted systems. Minimal installation equipment is needed
for the attachment of the mechanical systems. Half sheets are only required with the
mechanically attached systems, T-joints are required on all 60 and 80 mil TPO and
only 80 mil on the PVC. If the roof you are working on backs up or butts into a higher
building, you don't need half sheets at that particular wall. If installing a fully adhered
system, there is no need for the fasteners at a change of plane detail. The fasteners are
required for all the mechanically attached and ballasted systems. All the valleys in all
Everguard systems must be adhered to the roofing system itself. To find out more
about single ply roofing products please visit the following links. Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC
provides detailed information about shingles, cedar shingles, fiberglass shingles and
more. Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC is affiliated with the National
Roofing Contractors Association. TPO Advantages