PVC Roofing

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing are single-ply roofing membranes that are among the most popular commercial roofing products available. PVC has been used on flat and low-sloped roofs for over 50 years.
Durable and long-lasting, PVC roofs are an affordable and effective choice that typically lasts decades.

Why PVC Roofing

PVC Roofing is one of the most popular choices for business owners in St. Louis, MO and across the country because of its durability.
These types of roofs are highly resistant to some of the toughest flat-roof aggressors like fire, chemicals, and hurricane-level winds. This modular roofing system is extremely reliable, easy to maintain, and energy efficient. Its solar reflectivity helps regulate the building temperature and energy use. This can save money on climate control as time passes.

Highly resistant to some of the toughest flat-roof aggressors like fire, chemicals, and hurricane-level winds, this modular roofing system is extremely reliable, easy to maintain, and energy-efficient.

Its solar reflectivity helps regulate building temperature and energy use, thus saving you money on climate control as time passes.

Whether you run a restaurant, own a factory, or just need a reliable roofing solution for your commercial property, learn more by contacting us today.
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PVC Roof Benefits

PVC roofing is low maintenance and eco-friendly.

Several layers of PVC plastic and polyester membranes with heat-welded seams create a watertight bond-forming a weather-resistant guard against moisture, wind damage, chemical spills and fire-making PVC roofing ideal for harsh weather conditions.

Our PVC roof installations are performed by a team of contractors with years of experience, who ensure every inch of your roof is coated and sealed properly. Call us today for an estimate.

Chemical spill-resistant

Some commercial buildings, like warehouses and manufacturing facilities, have a significant amount of exposure to chemicals. But another advantage of PVC roofing is that it is highly resistant to this kind of damage.

With other materials, such as asphalt and single-ply roofing membranes, harsh chemicals and toxins can cause considerable damage. So if your building falls into this category, it would be a good idea to invest in PVC roofing.

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Fire resistant

In addition to chemicals, PVC roofing is also fire-resistant. In fact, they do not support combustion, burn slowly, are difficult to ignite, and even extinguish the fire as long as the source is removed. This has been proven after being tested with FM and UL fires.

Moisture resistant

These systems are waterproof, making them less likely to rot, rust or corrode. With the hot air welded seams, PVC membranes are designed to be watertight, especially during storms and hurricanes. They can also withstand ponding, the condition of water puddling on the roof, as well as high and low alkaline conditions.

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Roofing work with metal tiles

Wind and UV damage resistant

Thanks to the hot air welded seams and durability, PVC roofing is also resistant to strong winds. It has also been proven that they have survived Category 3 hurricanes. So regardless if you have a low or high-rise building, they will be able to withstand high wind speeds. They are also resistant to mold, bacteria, and plant roots.

Affordable to install and maintain

Since they don’t damage easily, customers do not have recurring costs to incur. Installation is low cost as very little manpower is required.

Due to this strength and durability, PVC roofing typically has a long service life. One that is properly installed and maintained will last decades. Life Cycle Cost analyses have proven that PVC roofing systems are among the least costly over time for two major reasons: long service life and energy efficiency. PVC roofing is also recyclable, even after years of service life.

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Roofing work with metal tiles

Durable for decades

PVC roofing is one of the most durable materials due to its hot air welded seams. The mechanical fastening systems ensure that they cannot be damaged by storms, strong wind or very high temperatures. The long-term performance of these roofs is also a result of their high resistance to fire and other harmful substances such as chemicals.

Other roofing alternatives require adhesives, tapes, and caulks to seal the material together, making them considerably weaker than the welded seams.

Environment-friendly

The life-cycle of PVC roofs, from production, installation to disposal is environment-friendly. Unlike other roofs, PVC roofs can be renewed and recycled because the membrane contains more than 60% renewable materials. During manufacture, very little waste products such as greenhouse gases are released into the air during production, shipment, installation, and disposal. Since the roofing system is easy to install, there are no scraps left behind to pollute the environment.

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PVC Roof Installation

Process

 PVC roofing membranes are installed in three different ways – fully adhered, mechanically attached and ballasted. Regardless of the installation procedure, all PVC roofing systems are sealed with a hot-air welder. This ensures superior seam strength and makes the membrane resistant to leaks and wind blow-off.

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Requirements

 As with any roofing material, ensuring that your PVC membrane is properly installed is a key determinant of the longevity and proper service of the roof. Many PVC roofing membranes that fail prematurely, do so because of initial incorrect installation done by an unprofessional roofer, rather than inherent flaws of the roof itself.

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Timeline

 Replacing a roof on an average requires a few days and can usually be done in under a week as long as there are no serious weather incidents or the need for major repairs.


Durability and peace of mind

PVC Roof Maintenance

Maintenance is a long-term investment. Replacing a roof can be expensive but its professional maintenance helps protect your investment and helps you save money over time. Due to its durability and long service life, maintenance costs are lower than other roofing options since they last decades with very little wear and tear.

Do you own a restaurant that needs a reliable roof retrofit? Do you manage a chemical warehouse that requires a durable roof solution? No matter what industry you serve, you’ll find our PVC roofs will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Give your business the protection it needs and give yourself true peace of mind by scheduling a PVC roof consultation with us today.

Insurance

Our team is fully licensed, insured, and OSHA-compliant

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Retail

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Government

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Restaurants

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Property Management

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Hospitals

HOSPITALS

Facility Management

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F.A.Q.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on Metal Roofing

Is TPO Roofing Good?

TPO roofs are durable, and resist dirt, bacteria, algae, and debris build-up. Tey are also remarkably flexible, which means that these roofs are very resistant to tears, punctures, and the damage that can occur from impact. Because roofs and buildings naturally move, this flexibility makes it a desirable roofing system.

Moreover, a TPO roof can withstand damaging ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. Hot-air welded seams are very strong, with seam strengths being as much as 3-4 times greater than EPDM adhesive and tape seams. A TPO membrane is considered to be a cool roof and is Energy Star rated.

Is TPO a Class A roof?
TPO membranes and EPDM can achieve Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class A fire resistance listings by adding fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process.
Is TPO Roofing PVC?

In the family of roofing materials that are related, TPO and PVC are both in the thermoplastic single-ply family. That said, they are different with regard to their base chemical composition. It is also true that TPO and PVC look very similar. 

However, PVC has been used as a roofing material in America since the 1960s, and TPO has been in use since the 1990s.

How thick is TPO roofing?
TPO is a type of roofing membrane that can come in a variety of thicknesses. The most common thickness is probably 60 mils. (A mil is a unit of measure where 1-mil is equal to 0.001 inches. So, a 45-mil roofing membrane is actually 0.045 inches thick; whereas a 60-mil membrane is 0.06 inches thick, and so on.)
What Makes It Stronger Than Other Membranes?

TPO membranes have hot air-welded seams that are three times stronger than conventional rubber roofs that use tape systems. It’s also six times stronger than roofs with glued seams. 

This increased strength gives TPO roofs unmatched weather resistance, making it the best choice for larger roofs that would otherwise require multiple layers of tape or glue systems to fasten the membrane roof.

What Other Benefits Can I Expect From TPO Roofing?

On top of increased strength and weather tolerance, TPO roofs are also more compatible for mechanically attached roofs, such as fully adhered and ballasted roofs – two of the trickiest commercial roofs to which to fasten membranes.

These benefits, on top of the higher energy efficiency, make TPO one of the most cost-efficient and effective roofs for commercial properties.

How Much Does TPO Roofing Cost?

For a typical residential TPO roof, the cost will vacillate between $5.50 and $9.50 per square foot for installation. Because this is the case, for an average-sized one-thousand square foot roof, the range can be calculated to be between $6,600 to $11,400.

 TPO roof repair will need to be factored into future roof costs.

How is TPO roofing installed?

The TPO membrane is attached to the cover board with a bonding adhesive or mechanically fastened. When the membrane is rolled out, a hot-air gun is used to hot air weld the seams together.

Is TPO Roofing Flammable

TPO roofing uses highly flammable and toxic materials. These materials include adhesives and solvents during installation.

Thus, it is important for roofers to take proper safety precautions during the installation and repair process.

Which systems are compatible with TPO membranes?

TPO is more popular for mechanically attached roofs; however, you can also use it in fully adhered and ballasted roofing systems.

What do you clean TPO roofs with?

Use a soft-bristled, long-handled brush or floor broom with a cleaning solution consisting of a mild, non-abrasive household detergent and water to clean the surface of the roof membrane, taking care to not damage the top surface of the membrane.

Is TPO waterproof?

No. Waterproofing material can be used on the membrane for waterproofing.

Can you pressure wash a TPO roof?

Most of the cleaning is done using a pressure washer and a cleaning solution using a soft-bristled, long-handled brush to scrub the cleaning solution onto the surface, ensuring not to damage the TPO material.

Can TPO roofing be repaired?

Yes. TPO roofing membrane repairs can be made by several methods, depending on the type of repair needed.

How do you fix a TPO?

TPO roofing membrane repairs can be fixed by:

  1.  Scoring surface with a kitchen scrubber, priming with TPO primer and using a sealant.
  2.  Scoring surface with a kitchen scrubber, cleaning with Eternaclean, and sealing with Eternabond RoofSeal roof repair tape.
What is the Difference Between EPDM and TPO roofing?

It boils down to the composition of the roofing material. TPO belongs to a broad family of rubber roofing materials that is a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber.

Conversely, EPDM is a synthetic rubber and the acronym stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. This rubber is derived from oil and natural gas.

TPO continues to be the most widely used roofing product in the market today because it is quite affordable, and because it’s white, which is more reflective than black.

What is better TPO or PVC?

While TPO has superior weathering and slightly better tear and break resistance, PVC is slightly more flexible, which some contractors like.

Does TPO shrink?

TPO does not shrink over time.

How Long Does TPO Last?

Yearly roof inspections can help your TPO membrane roof last longer than roof life estimates stipulate. Generally speaking, a TPO roof will last between 10 to 20 years.

 One of the noticeable problems with TPO roofs is pulling away around the seams and edges.  Over time, this can cause roof leaks, which will need to be quickly and expertly managed.

Is there a warranty?

Whether it is an EPDM roof, modified bitumen, TPO roof, or a PVC roof all warranties share the same basic terms. This type of warranty only covers the cost of materials that suffer from a manufacturing defect. These warranties are often pro-rated, meaning the value decreases every year.

Is TPO Roofing Good?

TPO roofs are durable, and resist dirt, bacteria, algae, and debris build-up. Tey are also remarkably flexible, which means that these roofs are very resistant to tears, punctures, and the damage that can occur from impact. Because roofs and buildings naturally move, this flexibility makes it a desirable roofing system.

Moreover, a TPO roof can withstand damaging ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. Hot-air welded seams are very strong, with seam strengths being as much as 3-4 times greater than EPDM adhesive and tape seams. A TPO membrane is considered to be a cool roof and is Energy Star rated.

Is TPO a Class A roof?
TPO membranes and EPDM can achieve Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class A fire resistance listings by adding fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process.
Is TPO Roofing PVC?

In the family of roofing materials that are related, TPO and PVC are both in the thermoplastic single-ply family. That said, they are different with regard to their base chemical composition. It is also true that TPO and PVC look very similar. 

However, PVC has been used as a roofing material in America since the 1960s, and TPO has been in use since the 1990s.

How thick is TPO roofing?
TPO is a type of roofing membrane that can come in a variety of thicknesses. The most common thickness is probably 60 mils. (A mil is a unit of measure where 1-mil is equal to 0.001 inches. So, a 45-mil roofing membrane is actually 0.045 inches thick; whereas a 60-mil membrane is 0.06 inches thick, and so on.)
What Makes It Stronger Than Other Membranes?

TPO membranes have hot air-welded seams that are three times stronger than conventional rubber roofs that use tape systems. It’s also six times stronger than roofs with glued seams. 

This increased strength gives TPO roofs unmatched weather resistance, making it the best choice for larger roofs that would otherwise require multiple layers of tape or glue systems to fasten the membrane roof.

What Other Benefits Can I Expect From TPO Roofing?

On top of increased strength and weather tolerance, TPO roofs are also more compatible for mechanically attached roofs, such as fully adhered and ballasted roofs – two of the trickiest commercial roofs to which to fasten membranes.

These benefits, on top of the higher energy efficiency, make TPO one of the most cost-efficient and effective roofs for commercial properties.

How Much Does TPO Roofing Cost?

For a typical residential TPO roof, the cost will vacillate between $5.50 and $9.50 per square foot for installation. Because this is the case, for an average-sized one-thousand square foot roof, the range can be calculated to be between $6,600 to $11,400.

 TPO roof repair will need to be factored into future roof costs.

How is TPO roofing installed?

The TPO membrane is attached to the cover board with a bonding adhesive or mechanically fastened. When the membrane is rolled out, a hot-air gun is used to hot air weld the seams together.

Is TPO Roofing Flammable

TPO roofing uses highly flammable and toxic materials. These materials include adhesives and solvents during installation.

Thus, it is important for roofers to take proper safety precautions during the installation and repair process.

Which systems are compatible with TPO membranes?

TPO is more popular for mechanically attached roofs; however, you can also use it in fully adhered and ballasted roofing systems.

What do you clean TPO roofs with?

Use a soft-bristled, long-handled brush or floor broom with a cleaning solution consisting of a mild, non-abrasive household detergent and water to clean the surface of the roof membrane, taking care to not damage the top surface of the membrane.

Is TPO waterproof?

No. Waterproofing material can be used on the membrane for waterproofing.

Can you pressure wash a TPO roof?

Most of the cleaning is done using a pressure washer and a cleaning solution using a soft-bristled, long-handled brush to scrub the cleaning solution onto the surface, ensuring not to damage the TPO material.

Can TPO roofing be repaired?

Yes. TPO roofing membrane repairs can be made by several methods, depending on the type of repair needed.

How do you fix a TPO?

TPO roofing membrane repairs can be fixed by:

  1.  Scoring surface with a kitchen scrubber, priming with TPO primer and using a sealant.
  2.  Scoring surface with a kitchen scrubber, cleaning with Eternaclean, and sealing with Eternabond RoofSeal roof repair tape.
What is the Difference Between EPDM and TPO roofing?

It boils down to the composition of the roofing material. TPO belongs to a broad family of rubber roofing materials that is a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber.

Conversely, EPDM is a synthetic rubber and the acronym stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. This rubber is derived from oil and natural gas.

TPO continues to be the most widely used roofing product in the market today because it is quite affordable, and because it’s white, which is more reflective than black.

What is better TPO or PVC?

While TPO has superior weathering and slightly better tear and break resistance, PVC is slightly more flexible, which some contractors like.

Does TPO shrink?

TPO does not shrink over time.

How Long Does TPO Last?

Yearly roof inspections can help your TPO membrane roof last longer than roof life estimates stipulate. Generally speaking, a TPO roof will last between 10 to 20 years.

 One of the noticeable problems with TPO roofs is pulling away around the seams and edges.  Over time, this can cause roof leaks, which will need to be quickly and expertly managed.

Is there a warranty?

Whether it is an EPDM roof, modified bitumen, TPO roof, or a PVC roof all warranties share the same basic terms. This type of warranty only covers the cost of materials that suffer from a manufacturing defect. These warranties are often pro-rated, meaning the value decreases every year.

Other Types of Roofing

Metal Roofing

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Contact Us

Top Rated Commercial Standing Seam Roofing, St. Charles, MO

Bourdeau Contracting LLC
2902 N St. Peters Parkway
Saint Charles, MO 63303

 (314) 707-5909

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am – 6:30pm

 

Bourdeau Contracting LLC
2902 N St. Peters Parkway
Saint Charles, MO 63303
Bourdeau Contracting LLC

4519 County Road 2509 STE 320
Royse City, TX 75189
 (800) 644-1806

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am – 6:30pm

 

Bourdeau Contracting LLC

4519 County Road 2509 STE 320
Royse City, TX 75189