If you have a flat or low-slope roof there are several roofing options that are available to you. You can choose between tar and gravel, torch-down, EPDM, or PVC. Of these options PVC is the most popular and best option for flat and low-slope roofs.
60-mil PVC is the only material for flat roofing that Valentine Roofing installs. It is a single-ply membrane that comes in a roll, like linoleum flooring for a lack of better description. The material is engineered to withstand up to 200 pounds per inch before reaching its breaking point. To aid in this strength it is welded to your roof for superior adhesion which also aids in protecting against moisture and wind damage.
PVC roofs offers durability that other flat roofing can’t match. A PVC roof that is properly installed offers a 20+ year life span. Another benefit to PVC roofs is that they do not require regular coatings like torch-down roofs do. Because the PVC is welded to the roof you also don’t have to worry about adhesives or taped seams which can cause issues to the roof itself.
Perhaps the best benefit for PVC roofing is that it is more heat reflective than other flat or low-slope options. The membrane is solar reflective and is available in white, standard grey, charcoal grey and brown. If your home is properly insulated a PVC roof can also lower heating bills. Because it is a vinyl material it can also be recycled and made into new products after it has fulfilled it’s roofing duties.