PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a flexible thermoplastic membrane with excellent weathering characteristics. PVC is a highly reflective and durable single-ply membrane. What makes PVC great is its ease of installation, its heat-welded seams, and most importantly PVC’s proven longevity to last as a roofing membrane.
Energy-efficient, UV resistant, lowers heating and cooling bills
Extremely strong seams
Resistant to chemicals, acid, salt, oil, etc.
Strong puncture-resistant material
Most environmentally friendly single ply system
Great flexibility even at extremely low temperatures
Lightweight, available in multiple colors
Strong, puncture-resistant material
Superior resistance to chemicals, chemical fumes, greases, acids, oils, and many kinds of fuels
When Should I Consider PVC?
Because of its high reflectivity, PVC is generally used in hotter, southern climates.
The Installation Process
PVC is applied in large rolls that vary in both size and thickness. PVC can be fully adhered, mechanically fastened, or sometimes ballasted. The seams of the membrane are hot air-welded together to form a strong waterproof bond between sheets.
PVC warranties depend upon the thickness and type of PVC selected, ranging from 15-35 years
Most manufacturers offer NDL (No Dollar Limit) warranties, no leak warranties, and puncture warranties (for higher-end thicknesses).