PVC Roof Installation
Among the many single-ply roofing options, membranes made of PVC (poly-vinyl chloride) are common and they offer many benefits when compared to traditional materials. Benefits like strength, durability, and resistance to moisture, wind and fire. Also, PVC roofs are the consistent choice of eco-friendly contractors and building owners. The experts at DK Haney Roofing are experienced at PVC roof installation in Fort Worth.
Specifically designed for durability, PVC membrane features a minimum break strength almost twice that required by the American Society of Testing and Materials for any plastic roofing material. PVC’s notable durability can be attributed to heat-welded seams. Heat welding fashions a durable roof structure that with effectively handles constant expansion and contraction of the building. Plus, the water-tight bond created by the process are stronger than the membrane itself. Heat welding makes PVC a preferred option over adhesive or tape-sealed seam systems. Outstanding strength and durability makes for a strong, long lasting roof. Clients can count on two decades of service with minimal maintenance when DK Haney installs a PVC membrane roof.
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Since cutting-edge PVC membrane doesn’t support combustion, it’s slow to ignite and burn. Plus, with the built-in strength that comes from heat welded seams, the membrane is highly resistant to wind. In addition, the manufacturing process results in watertight material and a plastic that resists bacteria growth and plant roof penetrations. PVC is lightweight compared to other membrane systems, and it’s readily available in a variety of thicknesses.
There are other characteristics that are attractive to contractors and customers interested in making eco-friendly choices. For instance, PVC’s high reflectivity, reduces energy waste, and lowers monthly utility bills. Plus, the membrane is fully recyclable after its long life.
All roofing materials inevitably deteriorate over time, and when PVC starts to break down it shrinks, pulling the seams, lifting corners and potentially causing leaks. Additionally, older PVC installations may shatter or puncture, leading to a recommendation by the National Roofing Contractors Association that PVC roofs should have no foot traffic when the temperature is below 50 degrees. Repairing older PVC roofs can be tricky since the hot air welds don’t take well and most sealants won’t stick to it for long.
DK Haney’s preferred flat-roof solution is the Duro-Last® white membrane, which boasts the highest retained reflectivity of any single-ply membrane rated by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Roof Products Program. By reflecting 88 percent of the sun’s energy, a Duro-Last roof significantly reduces energy and cooling costs for all types of facilities.
For an estimate for a PVC roof installation in Fort Worth, or any of our commercial roofing solutions, call DK Haney at (866) DRY IT IN.