What Is PVC Roofing?
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a single-ply roofing material commonly used on commercial roofs across the nation. As a synthetic plastic polymer, PVC is the third most-produced in the country. It’s best used for low-slope or flat roofs on commercial or industrial buildings. Of course, Kapella Roofing can perform all types of roofing systems so if PVC is not your preferred roofing system, then let us know and we can give you a variety of excellent membranes that you can choose from.
How Much Does Commercial PVC Roofing Cost?
When you get estimates for PVC roofs, you will find that it generally costs between $4 and $9 per square foot. Depending on your roof, the slope, the labor, and the necessary skill set to install, the price can vary. While this price may seem a little high, PVC tends to cost less than EPDM roofing and perform just as well over time. To get an accurate estimate, give Kapella Roofing a call today and we will be out within 24 hours, depending on the weather, to give you a free assessment and estimate.
What’s The Difference Between PVC and TPO Roofing?
First, PVC is slightly more flexible than your standard TPO. Due to its rigid nature, TPO does tend to last longer than PVC. For some commercial or industrial business owners, TPO is the best option. However, many of the same people decide to go with PVC for a variety of reasons. Those are mentioned below.
How Long Will PVC Roofing Last?
There are many variables that come into play to determine a roof’s lifespan, but PVC lasts between 10-50 years. On average, you will see a PVC roof last somewhere around 25 years. The weather, climate, and upkeep of the roof all play a huge role in how long it will last on your building. This is why it is crucial to be proactive on your roofing system so that you can get the most for your money and make the roof last as long as possible.
Compared to TPO and EPDM, PVC roofing requires a smaller initial investment, and it lasts on average about the same as an EPDM roof. This means that for every 2 TPO roofs you will only need to invest in one PVC roof, which is a great deal if you’ve got a commercial or industrial roof to repair or replace.
Durable & Strong
PVC is one of the strongest flat roof materials on the market. It’s specifically manufactured to last decades and fend off tough weather conditions. As a standard, PVC roofing breaking strength starts at 350 pounds per square inch. That is a tremendous amount of strength and durability.
As you read earlier, PVC can last up to 50 years, depending on the weather and climate that it must survive. Even in tough weather conditions, PVC roofing has been shown to last on average 25 years. The initial cost of PVC combined with its long lifespan is a clear sign on which material you ought to buy for your roof.