PVC membranes are a highly popular choice of single-ply roofing. They consist of a single layer of thermoplastic material. PVC membranes are installed in rows and are typically hot-air welded at the seams. They are strong, durable, and can last 20 to 30 years.
What is a PVC Roofing System?
Thermoplastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofing is a type of single-ply roofing that’s flexible and very durable. PVC roofing membranes are light in color, so they reflect the sun’s energy, making them highly energy-efficient. Buildings with roofs that are constantly exposed to grease or chemicals can greatly benefit from PVC roofing because of the protection it provides.
Our PVC roofing membrane comes in white and gray (custom colors are available) and is available in a variety of thicknesses between 45 and 80 mil. The thicker the membrane, the more resistant it is to tears and weathering. It is suitable for both new roof installations and reroofing.
What are the Benefits of PVC Roofing Panels?
PVC roofing has been used in the commercial roofing industry for more than 50 years and is designed to last for at least 20 years. Below are some more benefits of PVC roofing.
- Energy efficient
- Resistant to ultraviolet radiation
- Tolerant to high temperatures and high wind
- Resistant to bacterial growth, and most chemicals
- Easy to install
- Easy to repair
- Designed to last for decades, at least 20 years
PVC roofing is also Energy Star certified, helping cut your power bill by as much as 50%. PVC roofing is also sustainable and can provide you with LEED credit qualification.
How is PVC Roofing Installed?
While PVC membranes are typically heat welded, they can also be installed with a ballasted system or be mechanically attached.
Professionals in PVC Roofing
PVC roofing has been used in the commercial roofing industry for more than 50 years, proving it withstands the test of time. PVC roofing systems meet even the most stringent building codes and are highly durable. PVC roofing will last around 20-30 years with full manufacturer material and workmanship warranties from 10-30 years.
If you’re interested in PVC roofing for your commercial building, contact J.R. Swigart. We’ve been in the commercial roofing industry since 1995, proudly serving the Pacific Northwest. Our PVC products are supplied by some of the country’s top suppliers including GAF and FiberTite and we would like to be your choice for premium-grade roofing installation.