A newly installed PVC roof membrane on a commercial building at Lake of the Ozarks.

PVC Roof: Are PVC Roofing Membranes Really That Good?

A PVC roof is a popular choice in the roofing industry and is widely used on commercial roofs as well as residential buildings with flat or nearly flat roofs. It comes in membrane form and is rolled onto the roof and then attached using adhesive or nails. With its excellent durability, resistance to dirt build-up, solar reflectivity, and long-lasting lifespan, PVC roofing membrane is a smart investment that can protect your project from severe weather.

Thanks to its high performance and easy installation advantages, PVC membranes have been trusted by property owners worldwide for decades. But just because it provides significant benefits for others doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you too! To know if a PVC roof is right for your project, read on to explore a few questions you need to answer.

Why Would You Choose PVC Roofing Membrane Over Other Roofing Material?

First, you need to know why you would want to choose a PVC roof in the first place. If your building has a low-pitch slope, water does not run off from it quickly. Thus, it needs a specific type of waterproof roofing material. This helps rule out many other materials, such as asphalt shingles, as they can get damaged if you allow water to sit on them for long. For this reason, PVC membrane is one of the best materials that can be installed on flat or low slope roofs.

How Much Does a PVC Roof Cost?

The cost is the last thing you need to know once you determine if a PVC roofing system is right for your needs. PVC roofing membrane costs around $14 to $17 per square foot for smaller membranes and as low as $12 for large-sized roofs. Some different factors will affect the total cost of the PVC roof you want to install. One such factor is the type of insulation you pick; thicker insulation material will cost more than fabric insulation.

How Long Does a PVC Membrane Last?

The lifespan of your PVC roof is the value you get out of your investment and helps you know if it is worth it. PVC roofing membranes can easily last for about 25-30 years when installed properly. But it doesn’t mean in 30 years it will have to be replaced. The quality of installation, local climate, and the amount of direct light that hits it are some of the factors that can further impact its lifespan.

Check out this video for a 360-degree view of a new commercial roof installation at Lake of the Ozarks by Roof Lux. (View more videos here.)

Is a PVC Roofing System Right for Your Property?

After reading the above, you should have a good idea whether PVC single-ply roofing is the right material for you. If it is, you should hire a professional contractor to install it for you. Working with a quality roofing contractor gives you peace of mind knowing they are using the best PVC single-ply roofing material and the necessary equipment for your project.

To learn more about PVC roof systems and to discuss why one might be the best option for your building, call our helpful team at Roof Lux!

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