Thanks to their low slope, flat roofs are more vulnerable to leaks. That’s why you need to be especially careful when choosing a flat roofing material. If you’re planning on installing a new flat roof, PVC roofing would be a great choice. This material strikes a good balance between durability and energy efficiency.
It’s not uncommon for tenants or employees to gather on top of flat roofs. The problem is foot traffic can, over time, damage the roof’s surface, which is why most buildings restrict access to the rooftop.
Excess weight load won’t be a problem for PVC roofing. The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has set the minimum breaking strength for roofing membranes at 200 pounds per inch – the load-bearing capacity of the average PVC roof is well above that at 350 pounds per inch. Thanks to this exceptional durability, PVC flat roofs, with proper maintenance, can last more than 20 years.
High Energy Efficiency
Light-colored PVC roofing reflects heat from the sun instead of absorbing them, reducing the strain on your building’s HVAC systems and lowering overall cooling costs. The potential energy savings are quite significant, given that electricity costs account for a large chunk of buildings’ monthly expenses.
PVC roofing is 100% recyclable, making it a great choice if you’re trying to go green.
The Importance of Hiring Qualified Contractors
Keep in mind that since flat roofs are more vulnerable to wear and tear, you should only hire experienced contractors from a reputable roofing company.
RoofCrafters offers a wide range of professional exterior services. Need a roof replacement? Our experienced roofing and siding contractors are happy to help. To set up a consultation, call us at (512) 331-5500, or fill out our form here.