Leak Seal Roofing provides expert PVC roofing installations. Short for polyvinyl chloride, PVC roofing is a single-ply roofing material that creates an extremely durable and flexible roofing membrane. Known for its long service life, PVC roofing is one of the most commonly installed industrial or commercial materials in the roofing industry.
Building owners looking for a low-maintenance and durable material that holds up well against the elements often choose PVC. Because it is highly resistant to grease, oil, and food-grade byproducts, it is a superior new construction, restoration, or replacement solution for restaurants, airports, and industrial settings that produce harsh chemicals.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly flat roof system, PVC offers numerous benefits. Especially when using white materials, PVC increases energy efficiency. They cause less waste than traditional roofing materials as well. PVC is a recyclable and reusable material; it is also sustainable because its membranes remain thermoplastic for their entire service life. This allows modifications and new equipment installations without replacing the material.
TPO and PVC roofing share many similarities. They are both single-ply membrane commercial roof systems that are typically white and heat welded during application. They also have similar service life expectations, lasting about 30 years. Each can be supplemented with extended warranties as well. If you are trying to decide between TPO vs PVC, here are some factors we consider when helping you choose the ideal roofing system for your building.
The application of TPO and PVC are the same, resulting in the same installation time and costs. However, TPO is the less expensive material. If you are on a tight budget, the material costs may be a determining factor.
Because TPO is a relatively newer material, the risk of ASTM standards changing is much higher than with an established roofing material like PVC. Leak Seal Roofing uses only the highest quality materials and conforms to all regulations, so we are always aware of any changes that affect roof installations.
For over 15 years, Washington has relied on Leak Seal Roofing’s expertise to help choose the ideal roofing material for their commercial building. We help you weigh the pros and cons of TPO vs PVC
Leak Seal Roofing technicians begin the PVC roofing installation process by cleaning the roof and removing any dirt and debris. This helps the singly-ply membrane better adhere to the substrate.
After cleaning the substrate, an adhesive is applied to both the substrate and the PVC material and left to rest until it has a tacky texture. Once the adhesive sticks to your finger, it is time to mechanically apply the PVC roof system, one sheet at a time.
After the sheets have been slightly overlapped, the seams are hot-air welded, which creates a permanent physical bond between the two layers of the roofing membrane. The hot-air welding process makes PVC roofing an excellent roofing product because it remains water-tight and pliable for decades after the original installation. Leak Seal Roofing’s team is certified by numerous brands to ensure they follow each PVC system’s best practices.
As part of Leak Seal Roofing’s commitment to providing you with the highest quality roofing services, we offer free estimates and consultations. Find out more about our residential or commercial roofing services before starting your next project.