Your roof for your home or business has to be in top shape to adequately protect the building from the elements, extreme temperatures, and pests. Depending on your home or commercial building’s needs and the weather you experience, the ideal material for your roof will change. Polyvinyl chloride roofing material, or PVC, is a reliable and durable single-membrane roofing material that’s ideal for flat or low-slope commercial or residential roofing. PVC roofs are resistant to UV rays, chemical damage, and even fire.
At Noah’s Roofing, we are experienced at installing and repairing PVC roofs in the Fair Oaks and Northern California area. We use high-quality industrial materials for the job because we know how important a roof is to your home’s safety and integrity. We have been repairing, replacing, and installing flat roofs in our community for more than 40 years. We ensure your roof is made and installed properly.
PVC roofing membrane is made of two layers. One of these layers is polyester, made to support the membrane. It’s become increasingly popular in commercial buildings such as retail stores, industrial buildings, and warehouses. Like other single membrane roofing materials, it can be layered over your current roofing system to decrease labor costs and increase the energy efficiency of your building. PVC roofing can last for more than 20 years, thanks to its high durability.
PVC roofing has several benefits to consider for commercial and residential buildings. This includes:
Not all PVC roofs are made to the same standard. To enjoy the benefits of a durable PVC roof, you want to ensure you’re getting high-quality materials and a proper installation from your roofing contractor.
A well-maintained roof will have less damage, better structural integrity, and protect your home or business for longer. Taking care of your roof will extend its lifespan. Here are some ways you can improve your roof’s maintenance:
A: Though PVC can be installed on certain roofs, it needs a clean and undamaged surface to be installed on. If the old roof is too punctured or covered in debris, a new roof will need to be installed first. This increases labor costs during roof installation. PVC can also be hard to repair if the material is too old, as the welding doesn’t hold as well on aged material. PVC is also not a good roofing material in cold environments.
A: A PVC roof can last between 20 and 30 years if it is taken care of and well-maintained. PVC roofs are durable and resistant to chemicals, high winds, excessive rain, fire, and UV rays. Properly maintain them by fixing cracks or loose pieces before water damage affects the interior. Ensure drainage systems are preventing standing water.
A: PVC is often more cost-effective than TPO, or thermoplastic polyolefin roofing, and it’s better resistant to chemicals and fire. TPO is stronger than PVC against breakage and tearing and doesn’t have the same issues in cold weather. TPO generally requires more seams than PVC because of its roll size, meaning there is more potential for damage at those seams.
A: Costs of PVC materials depend on the thickness of the PVC membrane, the size of the roof, and how many joints or interruptions there are in the roof’s surface. If your roof has a lot of vents, chimneys, skylights, and other complex features, the installation will be more expensive than a simple, unobstructed roof. PVC roofing may cost anywhere from $4 to $12 per square foot, depending on these factors.
Our roofing contractors offer comprehensive service and skilled roof installation. Contact our team today to get an estimate on your commercial or residential PVC roofing installation or repair.