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Membrane Roof Malaysia

Swissma provides tailored solutions for membrane roofing in Malaysia.
Our unique approach and relentless pursuit of excellence have garnered us multiple awards over our 47 years in the roofing industry.
We take pride in serving every customer in need of reliable membrane roofing systems in Malaysia.

About Swissma Building Technologies

Swissma Building Technologies is Malaysia’s leading solutions provider for roof and wall cladding systems in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Our wide range of expertise includes everything from technical support to fabrication and installation of membrane roofing systems. 

We specialise in providing customised solutions that also meet acoustical (STC value), thermal (U-value), architectural, and sustainable design requirements.

Superior Membrane Roof in Malaysia

Rotting roofs can result in major structural issues and jeopardise the safety of any building’s inhabitants. Combining innovation and decades of experience, Swissma offers highly flexible membrane roofing that is easily moulded around openings.

The membrane’s joints and be fixed with hot-air welding or proprietary adhesive to create a water-tight seal that effectively prevents water damage to your building structures.

What is Membrane Roof

Usually made from large sheets of thin material, membrane roofing is used to prevent water from leaking into the building. The thin material makes them easy to install and repair. 

Roofing membranes are sealed directly onto the roof and can last longer than asphalt under Malaysia’s harsh sunlight.

Why Membrane Roofing is Important

Leak Protection

As mentioned above, the primary purpose of roofing membranes is to prevent water leakage. Roof leaks can be extremely hazardous as water can get into electrical wiring and short circuit the wires, creating sparks and potential fire. Roofing membranes serve as an additional layer of protection against water accumulation and moisture so you can avoid hazards or damages to the building structure.

Reduce Maintenance Cost

Due to its smooth surface, roofing membranes allow dirt to be washed off easily when it rains. This convenient feature reduces the need for frequent maintenance.

Extra Insulation

For insulation, vinyl and rubber roof membranes are excellent choices and effectively reduce your energy expenses. Properly installed roof membranes can block sunlight and keep the house well insulated.

Common Types of Membrane Roofing in Malaysia

EPDM membrane roofing

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing membranes are single-ply membranes made of rubber and are popular due to their low cost. They have good resistance to weather permeability and can cover large areas, making them easy to install. Naturally darker in colour, the EPDM membrane can last up to 15 years.

TPO membrane roofing

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a reflective roofing membrane rapidly becoming popular in the market. It is single-ply and relatively affordable. TPO membranes have reflective white surfaces to help limit energy expenditure. They are also UV light-resistant and difficult to penetrate.

PVC membrane roofing

Polyvinyl chloride is the most commonly used commercial roofing membrane. It is known for its strength, durability and low water permeability. PVC membrane roofing systems are also energy-efficient due to their white colour. They are capable of reducing cooling costs and have a lifespan of up to 30 years.

Why Choose Swissma

As Malaysia’s leading solutions provider for roof and wall cladding systems, Swissma strives to ensure all our customers receive nothing but excellence when it comes to membrane roofing systems. 

Our renowned expertise and cutting-edge technology allow us to understand and meet each customer’s unique requirements consistently. 

Our compliance with the Malaysian Standard Code of Practice ensures sustainability in our designs, making us the preferred choice for membrane roofing systems in Malaysia.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are breathable and non-breathable roofing membranes. Breathable membranes allow trapped water vapour and condensation to pass through easier, whereas non-breathable membranes do not. It is recommended to use breathable membranes with warm roofs that don’t have good ventilation. Non-breathable roofing membranes are suitable for cold, ventilated, pitched roof systems.

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, roofing membranes cost about RM165-RM230.

EPDM roofing membranes last up to 15 years, while PVC membranes have a maximum lifespan of 30 years. In terms of cost, PVC roofing membranes are more expensive compared to EPDM as they require specialised installation equipment. It also depends if you prioritise weather resistance or seam strength. PVC seams are stronger, while EPDM has the best weather resistance properties.