PVC roofing is a highly pliable and durable material that can be used in a wide range of commercial roofing applications. PVC is particularly known for its ability to hold up against jet fuels and fatty oil exhaust, making it ideal for the food manufacturing, restaurant, and aviation industries. This premium, single-ply roofing membrane is watertight, even under the most severe weather conditions. It is also highly resistant to dampness and ponding water.
The Benefits of PVC Roofing:
- High flame resistance means an increased chance of attaining a Class-A fire rating.
- PVC membranes are flexible and easily customized to reduce waste and scrap.
- Can be applied directly over existing roof in the case of a re-roof.
- Has a lifespan of over 30 years.
- Highly reflective material lowers energy costs.
- PVC is easily recycled after use.
There are three methods for installing PVC roofing systems.
- Ballasting – The material is loosely placed over the roof and sealed only at the seams. It is held into place using ballast, which is typically made up of river rocks that are placed over top.
- Mechanically Attached – This method uses nails, screw, and other hardware to manually adhere the roof.
- Fully Adhered –
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