Some distinctive appearance buildings adopts a more modern roofing systems instead of traditional material—special membrane construction. The designs are delicate and airy, but their appearance is deceptive. They’re rugged enough for decades of use in harsh conditions.
Why is this new structure so popular?
This new structure is popular due to its flexible Design, wide choice of products，durability，low maintenance, environmentally friendly and energy efficiency advantage.
A membrane structure lets the architect combine distinctive and elegant forms into a unique structure, thus combining a variety of panel shapes into endless geometric configurations to address complex aesthetic and functional challenges. Compared to a traditional roof, the membrane is lightweight and requires a lighter support structure, which translates into fewer columns and longer spans.
A PTFE surface has a very low surface tension, thus making it stain-resistant. Rain or a water spray easily removes accumulated dirt and dust. The membrane fabric is dimensionally stable and able to maintain its original shape for decades, even after exposure to live loads, high winds, sunlight and temperatures from -40° to 130° F (-40° to 55° C).
Roofs employing permanent structural membranes have been in use for over forty-five years. Examples of large installation include: concert halls, sports stadiums and airports.
Small installations include: transit centers, covered walkways and awnings.
With a large number of choices and features available, they are definitely worth serious consideration for any new roof design.