PVC Roofing Systems

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) single-ply membranes have been around for nearly 50 years, since the first installations in Europe in the 1960s. Since then, PVC membranes have quickly gained popularity in the roofing industry, and for the past 30 years have become recognized as a sustainable alternative for low-slope roofing systems. PVC is now installed on thousands of rooftops across the world and is known for its durability and resistance to damage caused by water, fi re and puncture. PVC membranes will perform to the highest standards with a durability that is backed by industry-leading warranty coverage.

PVC line of products include:
• Polyester and fiberglass reinforced membranes for use on mechanically attached and fully adhered applications
• Elvaloy® KEE-enhanced membranes for increased chemical resistance
• 10-foot-wide membranes for fewer seams
• Fleece-backed membranes for increased puncture resistance and durability

As energy costs continue to rise, so does the need for energy-efficient roofing systems. PVC highly reflective membranes can significantly lower operating costs by reducing air-conditioning usage, minimizing the urban heat island effect and also helping to slow the formation of smog-forming pollutants. PVC membranes are ENERGY STAR® qualified, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) rated, compliant with California’s Title 24 and can also contribute toward LEED® credit requirements.

Composed of three layers – a PVC polymer bottom ply, a strong polyester – reinforced fabric scrim and a tough thermoplastic PVC – compounded top ply PVC is specifically designed for long-term performance. Because of its enhanced durability PVC is also highly resistant to fire and chemicals including acids, bases, restaurant oils and grease. PVC also offers increased wind resistance and has surpassed Factory Mutual’s I-90 wind resistance classification, one of the most stringent standards in the industry. PVC also resists damage that can be caused by roof traffic and construction, ensuring that your rooftop remains in ideal condition throughout the construction process.

With enhanced wind uplift resistance and fi re-retardant characteristics PVC membranes all meet or exceed the requirements of ASTM D4434. The membranes are also UL and FM approved and meet the requirements of Miami-Dade and the Florida Building Code.