Long gone are the days when roofing was merely roofing, designed to turn back rain and snow and nothing more. Increasingly, all building components, including roofing, are considered for their environmental and long-term performance
Now, the performance of a roof can be measured in terms of heating and cooling
loads, environmental attributes, and even worker productivity. When facility
managers factor in the cost of tear-off and replacement, suddenly performance —
and its effect on the life-cycle cost of the roof — takes on a whole new meaning. It's
not simply a matter of consider up-front capital costs and subsequent operating
Instead, it's total cost considerations, from origin, to longevity, to recycling the
material upon tear-off and replacement.
That's why facility managers are increasingly considering high-performance single-ply roofing.