Before making an investment in your new walkable roofing system, it is good to know what you’re buying, and what the benefits are. To make your buying decision easier we’ve put together some basic information on PVC roofing to help you understand what this roof membrane is and what it can do for you.
PVC is a type of plastic well known for its affordability along with its durability. Because of its benefits, PVC is one of the most frequently used types of plastic around. PVC material is able to be processed into a variety of products with unique performance characteristics, one of these products being modular roofing systems. PVC offers a great material to use in modular roofing in large part because of its durability. Even in harsh conditions and climates, this reliable roof membrane will hold strong.
PVC roofing is made from two layers of PVC roof material with polyester added in between the layers to act as a reinforcement. The layers in a PVC roof include additives to make the material flexible, UV stable, and to prevent curing. By adding a layer of acrylic coating to roof membrane, a PVC roof is made reflective and repellent to dust and dirt.
Through the unique heat welding installation process of PVC roofing membranes, this walkable roof material is ensured to last a long time. The heat welding process creates a permanent bond between each individual PVC roofing sheet, forming a solid layer spanning your entire walkable roof. The results of this process are a waterproof and fireproof roof that will last for decades after installation
By understanding what PVC flat roof materials are and what their benefits are, potential buyers are able to make a more informed decision about their flat roofing systems.