When installing a new roof on your commercial building, you’ll want to make sure that you invest in a roof that’s durable and that will last for a long time to come. You won’t want the business occupying your building to experience downtime due to a need for roof repairs or replacement, after all. Nor will you want to run the risk of water damage occurring as a result of leaks. Because of this, we highly recommend the use of PVC roofing.
The Benefits of PVC Roofing
The following are three of the major benefits of using PVC roofing for your commercial building:
PVC roofs last a long time
PVC roofing is known to last in excess of 20 years as a result of its durability and strength. The use of hot-air welded seams allows a watertight bond to be formed that’s stronger than the membrane itself. Additionally, roofing membranes are required to have a minimum breaking strength of 200 pounds per inch according to the ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials). PVC roofing membranes have a minimum breaking strength of 350 pounds per inch.
PVC roofs have strong resistance
PVC roofing membranes are extremely resistant to all kinds of damage. PVC roofing membranes have passed both UL and FM fire testing, which means that it’s actually very difficult for a PVC roof to ignite and catch on fire. In fact, if there is a fire, they will self-extinguish once the source of a fire is removed. PVC membranes also boast excellent wind uplift resistance, making them perfect for taller commercial buildings. Additionally, their resistance to chemical exposure makes them a great option for restaurants.
PVC roofs are energy efficient
PVC roofs are actually a very environmentally-friendly option due to their ability to make your commercial building more energy efficient. This is a result of their high solar reflectivity. Essentially, a PVC membrane will reflect much of the sun’s heat away from the building. This helps to reduce the amount of work your building’s AC system has to do in order to remove heat and produce cool air, thereby helping to significantly reduce cooling costs throughout the summer.
These are some of the major benefits that you will get out of installing PVC roofing on your commercial building. For more information about PVC roofing or to request a free estimate, contact us at Perfection Roofing in Tulsa, OK, today.