PVC Roofing & PVC Roof Repair

What is PVC Roofing?

PVC roofing (also called vinyl roofing) is made from a compound called polyvinyl chloride. These two-ply roofs feature a sheet of polyester material between each layer for added reinforcement.

When it’s complete, a PVC roof is UV-stable, reflective, and dust- and dirt-repellent.

PVC roofing is incredibly popular among commercial building owners – and for good reason. It’s affordable and durable, and it provides superior protection against the elements.

Many people compare it to TPO roofing and other types of membrane roofing.

It’s most commonly used in restaurants and other commercial buildings that have grease traps on the roof, as well as on warehouses, manufacturing facilities and several other types of buildings.

But is PVC roofing right for your business?

Benefits of PVC Rooing

PVC roofs are walkable and designed to last for decades. The heat welding installation process creates a sturdy and permanent bond between the roofing sheets, resulting in a waterproof, fire-resistant roof that’s designed to last for decades. PVC is incredibly strong and typically exceeds ASTM standards. 

  • Chemical-resistant, making it the ideal choice for manufacturing facilities
  • Grease-resistant, so it works well in restaurants
  • Fire-resistant; it extinguishes itself when the heat source is removed
  • Wind-resistant, which is beneficial in high-wind areas and on high-rise buildings
  • Recyclable and uses an ecologically friendly manufacturing process
  • Available in several color options

PVC Roofing Installation

There are three ways to install PVC roofing: Fully-adhered, mechanical installation and ballasted installation.

1. Fully-adhered: The first layer of PVC is stuck to the roof deck with a durable adhesive. The polyester layer goes on next, and the final layer of PVC goes on top of the polyester. Mechanical installation is still required around the edges of the roof.

2. Mechanical installation: Using screws and metal plates, mechanical installation affixes the PVC to your roof deck in a way that makes it even more resistant than other methods.

3. Ballasted installation: In ballasted installation, layers of PVC are held in place by a ballast (typically a layer of a heavy substance) rather than affixed directly to the roof.

During PVC roofing installation, the seams are welded to the adjoining sheet – and that provides your building with a water-tight, durable seal you can’t find with many other types of roofing.

PVC Roof Repair

R&R Exteriors specializes in PVC roof repair, which can save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs. Repairs can head off more severe problems, too, like water leaks and structural damage. If you suspect your building needs roof repairs, schedule a free inspection with our experts to find out how we can help.

Working With a PVC Roofing Company You Can Trust

  • Whether you own a restaurant, a factory or any other commercial building, PVC roofing may be the right choice for you.
  • Call us to talk about your options or schedule your free PVC roofing inspection at 972-446-5959 in Carrollton, 214-994-5339 in Dallas, or 405-562-6969 in Edmond.
  • We’ll be happy to answer your questions about commercial roofing and provide you with an estimate you can use to make the best decision for your company.