It is tough to manage a business, especially when it comes to allocating your expenses. That said, you need to cover all your bases, including investing in high-quality commercial roofing. Today, Cantrell Roofing, LLC, your local contractor specializing in both commercial and residential roofing, explains why polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an ideal roofing material for flat roofing systems.
About PVC Roofing
PVC is one of the many materials available on the market for commercial roofing. It consists of a single layer of thick, flexible and factory-made thermoplastic material that can vary in thickness. To create a strong membrane finish, it is combined with special additives, like plasticizers and heat stabilizers, during manufacturing.
A PVC roofing membrane is installed using a hot-air welder. The temperature of the heat-welding of the seams is integral to getting a strong bond. This ensures exceptional seam strength, making the membrane resistant to wind blow-offs and leaks.
Benefits of PVC Roofing Systems.
As your local roof maintenance and installation pros, we can assure you of a wide range of benefits upon installing PVC material on your property. Here are some of them:
- Light in Weight – PVC roofs generally weigh around 0.25 pounds per square foot.
- Strength – PVC roofs have a minimum breaking strength of at least 350 pounds per square inch, which far exceeds the standard 200 pounds per square inch for other roofing membranes.
- Sustainable Material – PVC roofs can be welded anew throughout their service life without changing the membrane’s composition. This allows for roof modifications, such as solar panel installations and routine maintenance.
- Recyclable Material – Post-consumer PVC roof membranes can still be recycled back into new membranes, reducing landfill waste.
Cantrell Roofing, LLC has over two decades’ worth of experience working on commercial roofing systems. From PVC to metal roofing systems, expect our highly-trained pros to install, repair, replace and maintain them.