When it comes time to replace the roof of a business of industrial building there are a lot of different types of roofs and materials to choose from. Its important to choose a materials that will not only endure, but also cost less without sacrificing quality. Metal roofing is very durable, most contractors prefer it over other materials. The problem with metal is that its more susceptible to the elements than some other materials such as PVC Roofing. Metal will rust and eventually corrode. This corrosion will cause leaks, which will cause damage to equipment, inventory, and important documents. PVC Roofing is a great long term solution for businesses and industrial buildings. PVC does not rust, lasts just as long as metal, and costs less.
Many industrial buildings with PVC roofs can go years without maintenance, and still have the protection of a high quality roofing solution. PVC roofing is a flexible material that is affixed to the roof of a building. Using an adhesive the PVC layer is attached to the roof, but the edges are heat welded to provide a more secure attachment. Some PVC roofs are ballasted or even anchored to provide an even more secure application. Because PVC membranes used for roofing are flexible they easily accommodate the expansion and contraction most buildings experience. PVC is not compatible with asphalt. If the old roof used asphalt materials they will need to be removed, or separation sheets will need to be installed.
Just as there are several different types and materials to choose from with roofs, there are several different kinds of PVC membrane to choose from. Different thicknesses can be chosen depending on the application. Some roofs will require a thicker membrane, but the material is still relatively flexible. Most PVC roofing materials come in rolls, but some providers offer custom made membranes. The membrane will be manufactured to fit the specific requirements of the client, and will include all the necessary features to make the roofing application fit exactly. Choosing the right material will depend on the contractor and the client, the contractor will need to provide information to the client about what is needed and allow the client to make their own choice.