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Reduce Your Roof’s Life Cycle Costs with a Single-Ply PVC System

    Reduce your Roof's Life Cycle Costs with a Single-Ply PVC System, Blog Cover

    As a commercial building owner or manager, it’s part of your job to keep your operation’s costs to a minimum. Here are some ways a new PVC roofing system can help lower life-cycle costs:

    Lower initial installation cost. PVC roofing systems are lightweight and can often be installed over the existing roof, without a costly and disruptive tear-off of the old system. This will depend on local building codes as well as structural issues. One potential unseen installation cost factor: landfill disposal costs may come into play upon removal of the old system, if that’s required.

    Durable. PVC roofing systems have proven themselves to be strong for the long term, in all climates and on all types of buildings. This is due in part to PVC membrane’s construction, which includes a polyester scrim laminated between two layers of film. This component provides strength, stability and puncture resistance. Of course, the more durable and long-lasting your roof is, the less frequently it needs to be replaced. Some PVC roofs have been in service for 25 years or more. That’s more friendly to your capital expense budget than a system only lasting 15 years, which is about average for commercial roofs.

    Reflectivity. White PVC roofing membranes are highly reflective and reduce energy costs for facilities throughout the US. Energy studies have shown that reflective PVC roofing can reduce utility expenses by up to 40 percent and can improve insulation performance by as much as 50 percent. Rooftop HVAC and ventilation systems run more efficiently (by consuming less energy) because the temperature of ambient air surrounding units on a cool roof is lower than the hot air near units on a dark roof.

    Reduced maintenance expenses. When a PVC roof system is installed, deck sections of the membrane are mechanically attached or adhered to the roof deck. Adjacent edges are seamed using hot-air welding equipment that literally melts the overlapping membrane sections together. When completed, this bond is as strong as the membrane itself and the entire roof system becomes a watertight, monolithic covering. For building owners and managers, this means a more secure installation – one that requires less maintenance (and its related cost) down the road.

    A new roofing system should provide your facility with watertight protection for years to come. If you can have one installed that’s also friendly to your bottom line, so much the better! Contact All Weather Systems today so that we can discuss cost-effective roofing options with you. 740-323-3174