Last week, we discussed TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), one of the most common commercial flat roofing materials. This week, LJ Construction would like to talk a bit about another mainstay of flat roof options, PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Although the Central Massachusetts winter snows look like they may have finally started, it’s still a fine time to consider future commercial flat roof options for your Webster or Douglas area business.
Like TPO, PVC roofing is a flexible membrane material with heat-welded seams. Available in a range of colors, it is most often white or light colored, which allows for excellent solar reflectivity and can help lower summer cooling costs for your Worcester area business.
PVC roofing has been manufactured for over 50 years. The chemical formula has changed significantly over the years, though, so new commercial roof customers benefit from years of updating and refining of the product. (For example, older PVC membranes were prone to cracking and brittleness but newer materials have alleviated this issue.) LJ Construction always uses PVC roofing from industry leaders like GAF to ensure the highest standards.
When comparing directly to TPO roofing, PVC has many similarities as a flat roof material but with a few significant differences. Although both materials are quite durable, TPO probably offers greater puncture resistance. PVC’s composition, meanwhile, makes it much more resistant to grease and chemicals and may be a better choice for, say, a restaurant with stove hood vents.
PVC membranes offer an economical and durable option for your Sutton business’s commercial flat roof. For more information about commercial flat roof systems or for a free estimate, contact Dudley-based LJ Construction today.