What is PVC Roofing?
Thermoplastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or vinyl, roofing membranes are fabricated with a base resin, plasticizers and UV stabilizers, and fiberglass mats for reinforcement. This type of roof has been popular for nearly 50 years and continues to be a great solution for commercial low-slope and flat roofs where energy efficiency and sustainability are desired.
Highly Versatile & Effective
PVC roofing has an extremely long service life and can be recycled at the end of it by being heated and re-formed over and over to create new roofing membranes. Combined with the comparatively lower manufacturing and shipping impacts, this makes PVC one of the most sustainable roofing materials on the market today.
The excellent fire ratings of PVC roofing membranes, resistance to UV light degradation and strength in the face of every weather extreme make this material a superstar in the commercial roofing industry.
Since PVC roofing membranes are manufactured with a specific focus on strength and durability, they far exceed the minimum ASTM requirements set forth for strength. The ASTM requires roofing membranes to have a minimum of 200 lbs per square inch of breaking strength, though PVC membranes typically exceeding 350 lbs per square inch minimum breaking strength.