PVC has become a popular option for commercial roofing due to its durability, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. A PVC roofing membrane is comprised of two layers of vinyl formulated for the purpose, and is adhered to a reinforcement scrim layer composed of polyester.
PVC roofing has a light-colored surface that reflects the sun's UV rays, reducing heat absorption and keeping the building cooler. This improves energy efficiency and reduces cooling costs.
Although PVC is often associated with hard plastic pipes, it can also be manufactured as a flexible construction material, making it ideal for roofing. A PVC roofing contractor can use flexible products to cover a low-slope or flat roof with layers lasting upwards of 30 years.