Benefits of Silicone Roofing by Polo Int
Polo international is a commercial roofing contractor well known in the industry. Today we wanted to discuss the benefits of silicone roofing.
The benefits of silicone roofing are many and don’t stop at the obvious that it will protect your roof generically. The question is “in what ways does silicone protect your roof better than the competitor’s products?” Why also, should you take our word for it? Well, firstly, Polo International is responsible for installing well over Fifty million square feet of roofing across the continental united states. Those are big numbers, for lots of work done. The sheer volume of installations we’ve done has given us the knowledge and experience to understand what makes quality roofing compounds
So what is silicone anyways? Silicone is a chemical compound made from mixing the element silicon, with different types of oxygen and polymer(the basis for plastics) molecules to create a wholly new substance called silicone. Silicone has many of the useful properties of both rubber and plastic, making it an extremely useful and versatile material. Like plastic, it’s solid, and cohesive once hardened, but like rubber, it’s malleable and squeezes in-between crevices to create great seals.
Silicone single Ply, or SSP for short, is what we call our process of applying silicone roofing compound to your roof. This is due to the fact that it takes just a single layer or coating of the product in order to create a sufficient bond and finish the roofing. This is great because the volume of products used on site is kept to the minimum, reducing installation costs to us, and therefore passed down to you. SSP is amazing because, unlike other roofing options, it can be applied in a variety of levels of heat and moisture, and doesn’t require a specific level of deep cleaning either. Its also far more environmentally friendly than other compounds during teardown or removal. Additionally, SSP will save you tons on electric bills as the thermal heat reduction properties it has by reflecting sunlight will cause your location to be naturally cooler, needing far less use of the Air conditioning.
For more info on SSP, or our other roofing process SPF, call Polo International roofing today.