PVC, otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride, roofing has long been a favorite of roofers working on low-slope surfaces for years. But then TPO came along and challenged it as the membrane of choice for many installations.
However, selecting the right roof for your roofing project isn’t like picking out the fabric for a new chair. Certain roofing materials work better on some roofs than others, so you’ll need to work with a professional roofing contractor to assess what is the best roof for your project.
There are a lot of things your roofing contractor will want to know and review before suggesting what materials should be used.
These things include:
- How long you plan on owning the building
- What the building is used for (what sorts of businesses are contained within)
- Areas that are prone to standing water and may attract fungal growth
A top-notch roofing company will also assess the pitch of the roof, give some thought as to the weather conditions in your area, factor in the shape of the roof and the number of penetrations (things like vents, fans, etc.), evaluate the flexibility required in the surface, and more.
The Benefits of PVC Roofing
PVC is available in various thicknesses to ensure you have the right level of flexibility for the job. While we may specify TPO for your project, we will just as often recommend PVC, especially in certain industrial applications. PVC is a more flexible product, and it is often the roofing material of choice for restaurants because of its ability to hold up against animal fats and chemicals. Grease from fryer exhaust often permeates the roofing membrane, wearing it out over time. PVC is more resistant to that.
What is the best roofing material for your business? Let us take a look at your roofing project. At Anderson Contractors, we can find the perfect materials for your roofing needs and provide the best workmanship in the business.