PVC has long been one of the most popular membrane materials for both residential and commercial roofing systems. It’s notable for its excellent strength and durability and its strong resistance to fire, weather damage and chemicals.
In this post, Wilson Roofing discusses the key features of PVC roofs and why PVC is widely considered one of the best single-ply membranes available.
PVC is engineered for strength and is one of the physically stronger single-ply membranes along with TPO. Your standard PVC roof has a breaking strength of 350 pounds per inch; for context, the American Society of Testing and Materials requires roofing membranes to have a minimum breaking strength of 200 pounds.
PVC’s strength is what gives it its long service life. When properly installed, this single-ply roofing membrane can last more than 20 years. It also doesn’t require that much maintenance as other options, and only needs regular cleaning to remain in good condition. This combination of strength, longevity, and being low maintenance is why PVC membranes are the best choice for flat residential roofing systems.
Another notable feature of PVC is that it’s one of the few membranes that can remain watertight even extreme conditions. It has high resistance to constant dampness and pounding water, and it can shrug off the negative effects of high and low alkaline conditions.
PVC roofs are among the most chemical-resistant roofs available, which is why they are often the standard choice for commercial properties. PVC works especially well in restaurants where animal fat from grease vents can damage lesser roofing membranes.
You can count on Wilson Roofing to properly install your new PVC roof. We offer complete roofing services – from repair to replacement. Call us today at (855) 501-2220 for more information. We are a residential and commercial roofing contractor in Austin, TX.