insulating material panels in white pvc with fixed dowels on the roof of a floor to the terrace

PVC Single-Ply Roofing

Blair Roofing in Charlotte, NC

PVC, short for polyvinyl carbonate, should sound familiar as a material to anyone who has experience working with plastic tubing. The PVC used in single-ply roofing is made using a similar process, though the vinyl used in roofing is typically much thicker in nature. Like most single-ply roofing, membranes of PVC roofing are heated and melded together. In fact, the seams will actually be stronger than the centers of the membranes themselves due to the fact that the seams contain melded material from two membranes together. Therefore, the PVC membranes are reinforced with plastisizers and and UV stabilizers to help strengthen them.

PVC Advantages
– Typically comes in white, which reflects sunlight and helps reduce cooling costs
– Resistant to various chemical effluents
– Highly resistant to puncturing
– Particularly suited for roofs where grease, oil, or other fuels could potentially be encountered as run-off
– Resistant to gradual decay due to acid rain

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