Let’s say your flat commercial roof sustained moderate storm damage. The first thing you’ll need to do is call your trusted roofer for an immediate roof replacement estimate based on the damage your roof has sustained. You should be given a few options for your roof replacement material. If you’re not sure what to choose, then you can’t go wrong with PVC roofing.
PVC Roofing & How It Works
PVC roofs were first used in Europe in the 1960s, then were made available in the U.S. in the 1970s. PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, has since become a material commonly used in flat or low-sloped roofs. It’s a single-ply roofing membrane made of thick UV-resistant thermoplastic material. It can also contain polyester or fiberglass, resins, pigments, plasticizers and other chemicals. The hot-air welded seams form a watertight seal that’s even stronger than the material itself. This makes PVC roofing membranes strong, durable and impermeable to moisture. Other roofing systems require adhesives, tapes and caulk to seal the seams together, though they’re not as durable as PVC.
The Benefits of PVC Roofing
A PVC roof usually consists of two layers, with polyester added in between for support. These layers have additives that give the roofing material flexibility and other advantages from which you can benefit.
Wind & Fire Resistance – PVC roofing membrane has passed FM and UL fire testing. This means the material is difficult to ignite and burns slowly. Its durability and hot-air welded seams also provide resistance to strong winds, giving them the ability to withstand Category 3 hurricanes.
Chemical Resistance – Other materials, such as asphalt and single-ply roofing membranes, can be severely damaged by certain chemicals. Even as experts on custom metal roofing, we still recommend PVC roofing for warehouses and manufacturing facilities that are often exposed to such chemicals.
Long Life Cycle – Thanks to its strength and durability, PVC roofing has a remarkably long life cycle. When installed properly, PVC roofing membrane only needs minimal maintenance and can last around 20 years. This will save you a lot on maintenance and repairs.
When you’re searching online for “storm damage roof repair”, there’s only one name you should trust. Hire Arrowhead Roofing today by calling (918) 743-9257, or contact us through our convenient online form.