When it comes to commercial roofs, not many people are aware of all the options available to them. One of the less talked about options are PVC roofs. PVC roofs are great for many different reasons and are becoming more and more popular amongst commercial buildings. Today we will be talking about what PVC roofs are and what the advantages are of having a PVC roof on your commercial building.
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What is PVC roofing?
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and it is most commonly used on commercial roofs that have a low slope or are flat. PVC roofing is a single-ply roofing material that is installed in large sheets and welded together at the seams. The large sheets of plastic material are easy to install and when installed correctly have a lot of unique capabilities.
PVC roofs are extremely strong and require heat to weld the seams together so that no water can get through. PVC roofs can be best described as the heavy-duty version of TPO roofs.
What are the benefits of PVC roofing?
There are many benefits that come along with having a PVC roof and these are just a few of the best ones that we wanted to highlight. Some of these benefits may be better for others depending on what position they are in and what their business is. However, there certainly is something great for everybody when it comes to PVC roofing.
Don’t get us wrong, there are some cons to this roof just like there are with every type. However, when it comes to roofing, PVC roofs tend to have some of the greatest benefits and are a favorite of many.
PVC roofs are incredibly low maintenance and rarely need repairs. The only recommended maintenance is an annual inspection just like with any other roof. It also wouldn’t hurt to have a yearly cleaning done to keep the roof in the best condition possible. However, this does not mean that you should inspect or clean your roof yourself. Always hire a professional so that the best job is done and nothing is missed. Failure to have a proper inspection can lead to damage and a lot of money having to be spent down the line. Always hire a professional!
Waterproof and Windproof
Another great benefit of PVC roofs is that they are both water and windproof. Thanks to its tightly welded seams water cannot get through, and its flat properties mean that the wind has nothing to rip off or damage. PVC roofs will keep your building safe and can withstand extreme weather conditions.
PVC roofs are much better for the environment than many other roofing materials because they can be recycled. That means that when a PVC roof is ready to be replaced, the old roof can be recycled and turned into other PVC items. This means that less waste is being produced and left to sit in garbage dumps. It’s always nice to feel as though you are doing your part in keeping our planet clean and this is a great way to do that!
PVC roofs are extremely durable and do not take on damage easily. The mix of tight welding and the use of a thin and flat material really keeps the roof in great condition. Thanks to its durability, PVC roofs can last a very long time. In fact, they can last over 30 years when installed correctly and regularly inspected.
PVC roofs are fire resistant too which is a huge benefit. This makes this roofing option extremely safe and much safer than most roofing materials out on the market right now. This is especially great for industries that deal with extremely flammable components or dangerous materials.
PVC roofs are very easy to install compared to many other roof types. It does not take that long to install either, making it a rather quick and drama-free process that won’t impact your life too much.
UV damage resistant
Another great benefit of PVC roofs is that they are resistant to UV damage from the sun’s rays. Most roofing materials will become damaged over time due to constant exposure to the sun. PVC roofs, however, will not experience this damage over time. This is especially great for areas that experience extremely hot weather and long summers.
When it comes to commercial roofing options, PVC roofs tend to look the sleekest and most cohesive. While you don’t see much of the roof from the street, what you do see looks very nice and simplistic.
One great thing about PVC roofs is that the sun does not age the roof at all. This is different from it not causing damage, which is another perk. Most roofing materials will start to naturally look older over time from the sun or change colors slightly. PVC roofs on the other hand will not experience any of this, and the color will remain as vibrant as the day it was installed.
Cheaper utility bills
PVC roofs can save you money each month which is important to keep in mind when making the initial investment. PVC roofs reflect UV rays as mentioned before which means that it is easier to keep the temperature of your building the same and on the cooler side. This means that in the summer you will notice your utility bills being cheaper, and who doesn’t love to save money?
Wrapping it up
PVC roofs are great for businesses that have a flat or low slope roof. They are especially great for those who live in areas that experience extreme weather and those who want a more environmentally friendly option. You can never go wrong with getting a PVC roof.
One important thing we want to say before we end this off is to always be sure to do your research on your roofing company before hiring them. This is especially true when working with materials such as PVC since it requires a unique set of skills to install and any mistakes, especially at the seams, can lead to a lot of damage. When hiring a roofer be sure that they have experience with installing PVC roofs. Also, like always, be sure that they are licensed, insured, and have great reviews.
We hope that you now have a better idea of what PVC roofing is and the many benefits that come with it.
We are here to help!
At Liberty Roofworks we know just how important a quality roof is to a business which is why we provide only the best roofing services. Our services range from repairs all the way to replacements and we even install solar panels. We are no strangers to PVC roofing and we work on both commercial and residential buildings. No job is too big for us to take on, we got you covered.
Customer satisfaction is our main priority here at Liberty Roofworks. We always want our customers to feel comfortable talking to us, knowing that we are there to help. That is why we are always more than happy to answer any questions that may come up at any point in the roofing process. During jobs, we are sure to update the owners on how it is going as well as check in with them every day.
Liberty Roofworks is a family-owned and operated business that has over 20 years of professional roofing experience, and that number just keeps going up. We have proudly served all over the beautiful state of North Carolina and are always open to taking on new projects. We take what we do very seriously which is why we are very selective about who we hire to work on our roofs. All of our roofers are professionally trained, licensed, and insured.
If you or someone you know is in need of any roof work please contact us today! We will gladly send over one of our roofers to perform a thorough inspection and go over their findings with you as well as discuss what the next steps are. We work with our customers throughout the entire roofing process so that they are never left confused and in the dark. With us, roofing is easy!