PVC Roofing Contractor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PVC Roofing Systems FAQs
1. When was PVC roofing system introduced to the market?
2. Is PVC roofing any good?
3. Can you walk on PVC roofing?
4. Is it the best type of roof for a flat roof?
5. Is PVC better than other options like TPO?
6. Does PVC cause toxic gas emissions during fires?
7. Aren’t PVC roofing systems made from very dangerous substances?
8. Is it true that PVC roofs cannot be recycled?
9. How are PVC roofs energy-efficient?
10. How are PVC roofing systems sustainable?
11. What makes PVC systems more cost-effective in the long run?
12. Environmental groups seem to think that PVC is one of the most hazardous products ever created – dangerous to human health and the environment. How do you answer that?
13. Who says PVC materials are safe and/or environmentally benign?
14. What about concerns that PVC production results in deadly emissions of dioxin, ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride, causing severe health problems among PVC workers and nearby communities?
15. Isn’t PVC a major cause of dangerous toxic gases during accidental building fires?
16. Isn’t PVC made from chlorine, one of the most dangerous substances on earth?
17. Haven’t California and most of Europe banned phthalates – an important PVC additive – from use in children’s toys and other articles? Isn’t this a sure sign that PVC isn’t safe?
18. I’ve heard that PVC cannot be recycled. Is this true?
19. Didn’t the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) just propose a new LEED® system for healthcare facilities that awards sustainability points for avoiding halogenated products like PVC?
20. Where can I go for more information about the safety, sustainability, use and performance of PVC roofing systems, or PVC in general?