What is PVC Roofing?

PVC roofing or polyvinyl chloride is a single-ply roofing solution used on commercial or industrial roofs that are flat or low sloped. PVC or polyvinyl chloride, is the third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer.

Benefits of PVC Roofing

Flexible Membranes for Commercial Roofs

A flexible roof membrane is beneficial for building owners because it can be prefabricated in the manufacturing phase which leaves less scrap and waste at the job site.

High Flame Resistance

Vinyl membranes are flame resistant, which allows PVC roofing systems more likely to qualify for Class-A ratings than other roofing systems. A class rating fire test consists of evaluating the following criteria:

Lightweight Roofing Membranes

When re-roofing a commercial building, PVC roofing membranes are a lightweight solution and a worthwhile investment. PVC roofs can go directly over the existing roof membranes, which saves money by avoiding costly roof tear-offs and requires less time on the roof.

Environmentally Friendly Roofing Membranes

Installing a PVC roof will keep your business building temperature cooler, reducing energy demand, which in turn helps alleviate the urban heat island effect. PVC roofs are also generally unaffected by most chemicals, which allows your PVC roof to withstand harsh environments for a long period of time.

PVC Roofing Membrane Comparison

Duro-Last Manufacturer A Manufacturer B Manufacturer C
Membrane Type PVC TPO EPDM Modified  Bitumen
Custom Prefabricated Deck Sheets YES No No No
Sheet Construction Factory prefabricated into panels up to 2,500 sq. ft Roll goods only. 500 sq ft coverage per typical roll Roll goods only 1,000 sq. ft. coverage per typical roll Roll goods only. 100 sq ft. coverage per typical roll
All Flashing Material Reinforced YES No No No
Curbs & Stacks Custom Prefabricated YES No No No
Coverage for Ponding Water? YES No No No
Coverage for Consequential Damages YES No No No
Warranty Coverage Repair or Replacement Repair only Repair only Repair only
Warranty Provided at No Extra Cost? YES No No No

PVC Roofing Colors

Duro-Last manufactures PVC roofs in a variety of different colors and patterns for your commercial roof. Duerson offers a white, beige, gray or tan PVC roofing options or a pattern shingle styles for your business needs. Be sure to check out the rest of the Duro-Last roofing color options.

Easy Installation of a PVC Roof

The expert Duro-Last technicians use technology to create a roof that is customized each building’s specifications. Whether you are wanting a new commercial roof or need to re-roof your business, Duerson technicians will come to your building and inspect your roof by taking photographs, evaluate the longevity of your current roof and take measurements for a custom Duro-Last PVC roof, Contact Duerson Corporation today for a free roof inspection and estimate.


Posted: September 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

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