Polyvinyl chloride or PVC is a single-ply roofing material used on commercial or industrial structures with flat roofs. With proper maintenance, PVC roofing can last for at least two decades. This material is ideal for your building if you are in a climate that’s prone to weather extremes, situated in an urban area, and looking for eco-friendly options.
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PVC membrane is 100 percent recyclable. Old or used membranes can be recycled into new ones. This roofing material is also weldable throughout its lifetime, allowing for roof modification for new equipment, solar panels, and routine maintenance. It also comes in a wide range of colors, usually in light hues for higher reflectivity.
The hot air welded seams form a watertight bond that’s stronger than the material itself. This is what also makes the material resistant to moisture. Adhesives, caulks, tapes, and other materials used to seal roofs are not as strong as the welded seams.
Properly installed and maintained PVC roofing systems can last for 20 years. You can save significant roof maintenance and repair costs when you choose this material durable and strong material.
Resistance to Elements
Some types of commercial buildings are more exposed to chemicals. If your facility is one of them, you don’t have to worry about roof damage due to chemicals if you have a PVC system. This roofing material resists fire as well. It is non-combustible, burns slowly, and even extinguishes the fire as long as the source is gone. Because of its strength, PVC also offers great resistance against wind. It will stay intact even during extreme storms and hurricanes.
Only hire a reputable local contractor for your roofing project. To avoid storm chasers, always do your research, request for proof of license and insurance, and ask for references. Scro’s Roofing Company is the area’s leading provider of roofing services. Call us at (919) 461-0937 or complete our contact form to request a free estimate.