Advantages of PVC Roofing
When you have a flat or low-sloped roof on your home or commercial property, it’s vital to ensure that you have a material that you know will hold up against any weather. Ideally, it will last over the next 20 to 30 years, or so. PVC roofing is a tried-and-true method, having been on the market since the 1960s. This high-quality, durable material is known to get the job done.
What is PVC Roofing?
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. In layman’s terms, it means plastic. It is considered a cool roof membrane and has both an Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating. A certified cool roof can help cut cooling costs by about 7% to 15%, and an Energy Star Rating is used to recognize a material that can reduce the peak cooling demand by 10% to 15%.
5 Benefits of Using PVC Materials
The strength of PVC is the most significant advantage to using the material. While there are many benefits, the following are the top 5 advantages to using PVC material on your commercial or residential property:
- Durability: Because this material is so strong, you can weld the seams when installing this roofing. This durability allows the material to expand and contract with the building. And the hot-air welded seams form a watertight bond that is stronger even than the material itself. This technique makes PVC roofing more durable because other materials will require adhesive, tapes, or caulks to seal the roof and are much weaker techniques.
- Long-Lasting: An additional benefit of the strength of this material is that it will last a long time. When properly installed, this roofing will last 20 to 30 years with only a few maintenance checks. Because of this, you can save thousands in repair and maintenance costs over other roofing options.
- Chemical- and Fire-Resistant: If you have a commercial building that will have a significant amount of exposure to chemicals, PVC is a great option. This roofing is highly chemical-resistant and highly fire-resistant. It doesn’t support combustion, is difficult to ignite, is slow-burning, and can even extinguish the fire once the source is removed.
- Resistance to Wind and Water: The hot-air welded seams also make the roof resistant to both wind and water. PVC roofs have survived the force of category 3 hurricanes. This type of roofing is also resistant to bacteria, mold, and plant roots.
- Eco-Friendly: PVC materials are highly efficient with heating and cooling. It also mitigates the heat island effect in cities and reflects the sun. Additionally, the material is recyclable even after 20-30 years of service life.
Though it is a more expensive roofing option, as you can see, the lasting benefits of using PVC roofing outweigh the initial costs.
Uses in Residential Housing
Most roofing systems for low or flat roof homes will fail after only 5 to 7 years. If you’re looking to have a flat roof installed on your home that will last longer, then PVC is an option you should consider. PVC roofing can be beneficial on roof decks, balconies, and patios.
While PVC materials are most commonly used in commercial or industrial buildings, it has become more popular among homeowners because of its benefits. The low maintenance, easy repair, and reduced energy costs make it an intelligent choice for a homeowner!
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