What is PVC Roofing?

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC roofing) is a roofing membrane that is commonly used on flat roofs. The single-ply PVC roofing material is made up of two layers that are separated by polyester, which serves as support. The two layers contain additives that give the PVC roofing material flexibility and endurance.

Unlike other roofing materials like EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) or TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC material is made from a lower percentage of oil and petroleum.

Features of PVC roofing

Wind resistant

PVC roofs are highly resistant to the wind because they have welded seams. This makes the roof hold up against strong winds and hurricanes. Some PVC roofs can hold up against a category 3 hurricane. If you live in an area that experiences intense winds from time to time, then PVC roofing is the best solution for your home.

Fire resistant

Another benefit of PVC roofs is that they can resist fire. The material is hard to ignite, therefore, fire incidences, such as roofs catching fire because of lightning or faulty electric lines are rarely associated with PVC roofs. Also, PVC roofs are very resistant to oxidation, making them a safe roofing option for residential and commercial buildings.

Chemical resistant

PVC roofing material is highly resistant to chemicals. If your roof is exposed to harsh chemical conditions, the PVC roof will remain intact without any damage.

Environmental friendly

PVC roofing material is a plus to the environment. The membrane of the roofing system is highly reflective. It means that you will spend fewer bills on energy. You will incur lower costs to cool or heat your home or commercial building with PVC roofing.


Benefits of PVC roofing

Below are some of the benefits of a PVC roofing system.

  • Exposure to bacteria, fungi, or plant roofs does not harm the roof.
  • The roof can endure low and high alkaline conditions
  • PVC roofing material is flexible, hence suitable for various rooftops
  • You can install the PVC roofing material over an existing roof without tearing it down

Are you interested in PVC roofing supplies to upgrade your rooftop? Call us today and learn more about how to access and install PVC roofing material on your building.