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Using PVC Roofing for Flat Roof Deck Waterproofing

Using your roof as a deck is often the only way to utilize the unused space, or to create a private outdoor experience in the urban setting. Homeowners can go onto their roof deck, start a grill and invite some friends for beers or a cocktails. A roof deck can also be a quiet and private retreat, without having to drive anywhere. However, if a roof deck is not properly waterproofed, it can be a source of leaks and headaches. To have a truly enjoyable experience and many years of leak-free service from your roof deck, it is important to… Read more »

Brief History of PVC Roofing Membranes

PVC roofing membranes continue to be the leading product in both commercial and residential flat roofing market. To get a better sense of why PVC is a superior roofing system, besting its competitors in quality, durability, and longevity, it is important to know a brief history and evolution of PVC roofing membranes. PVC ROOFING MEMBRANE PVC, also commonly known as vinyl, is composed of two main components: ethylene and chlorine. Petroleum or natural gas is processed to produce ethylene, while chlorine is derived from salt. In the compounding process, vinyl resin is blended with plasticizers, heat-stabilizers, ultraviolet (UV) light inhibitors,… Read more »

PVC Flat Roofing Prices

PVC is a premium quality, durable roofing material, and as a result costs more than either of its competitors EPDM rubber and TPO roofing membranes. There are a number of factors that affect the final cost of a PVC roofing membrane, which you need to be aware of to purchase and install a PVC roof that best meets your needs. Our guide will provide a general overview of the most common factors that contribute to the cost of a PVC roofing membrane. Research the prices that different PVC roofing manufacturers offer, and discuss all of these factors with potential contractors… Read more »

Installing a PVC Roofing Membrane

While as a home or business owner, you will most likely not be installing a PVC roofing membrane yourself, it is important to have basic understanding of the installation process, so that you can ensure that your contractor is doing a good job. IMPORTANCE OF PROPER INSTALLATION As with any roofing material, ensuring that your PVC membrane is properly installed is a key determinant of the longevity and proper service of the roof. Many PVC roofing membranes that fail prematurely, do so because of initial incorrect installation done by an unprofessional roofer, rather than inherent flaws of the roof itself…. Read more »

PVC vs TPO Roofing Membranes

In the current single ply roofing market, the two most popular options are thermoplastic membranes PVC and TPO. PVC has been successfully used in commercial and residential roofing since the 1960’s, while PVC is a newcomer, and has been around since early 1990’s. TPO is being touted as the more improved and cheaper version of PVC, and as a result has been steadily gaining in popularity. However, the reality is that when it actually comes down to longevity and performance, PVC has a long proven track record of performance, which TPO lacks. If you are on the fence whether to… Read more »