PVC is a popular thermoplastic material used for flat and low-slope roofing. Considered the “prototype” of TPO, it’s the industry’s original heat-weldable sheet, but unlike other single-ply membranes, PVC delivers superior strength and dimensional stability with its reinforced layers. It also has exceptional solar reflectivity, leading to energy savings over its lifespan.
Rapid Roofing, one of the top roofers in the Michigan area, discusses a few remarkable features of this material below.
PVC is naturally fire-retardant. Unlike its close cousin, TPO, which requires additives to improve its resistance to fire, PVC enjoys a reputation for not catching fire and not requiring additives. At Rapid Roofing, we recommend PVC to increase your commercial property’s protection against fire. Its innate ability to slow down a conflagration can help save lives and protect your physical assets.
PVC needs a lower temperature for welding, which makes installation a cakewalk. In addition, PVC membranes remain hot-air weldable over their service lives, making them easy to maintain.
Extraordinary Chemical Resistance
PVC membranes resist oils, grease and fats better than other single-ply membranes. Restaurants, for example, love PVC roofing for this reason, which they use it in conjunction with grease traps on the roof. Despite long-term exposure to such substances, PVC sheets remain structurally sound. Properties with these concerns should look to PVC roofing to fulfill these requirements.
PVC has remained relevant for three decades for obvious reasons. To see if PVC roofing is right for you, call Rapid Roofing today at (734) 234-5900 to get started and request a free quote. We serve Michigan property owners, particularly those in Ann Arbor.