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As a commercial building owner, you are probably conversant with many aspects of your building facilities and know how important a high-quality, well-maintained roof is. However, you may not know as much about the options for roofing materials if your building has a flat roof as many commercial facilities do.

PVC Flat Roofs: What Are Their Advantages?

While there are multiple options, we often recommend PVC flat roofs for our commercial  customers. These roofs comprise single-ply roofing membranes made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). PVC flat roofs are a relatively new commercial roofing trend that has been gaining popularity for the following reasons:

  • Durability. PVC flat roofs are highly resistant to weathering and water damage. The roofing membranes are made of a tough synthetic PVC resin capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions like hail and strong winds. Furthermore, multiple membranes can be heat-welded to create a watertight seal on your roof, thus protecting it from water damage when it rains or snows.
  • Energy Efficiency. PVC is a poor heat conductor with high solar reflectivity. Therefore, you can count on a PVC flat roof to keep the summer heat away from your building’s interior. In turn, your HVAC units will use less energy to cool your building, which will reduce your overall energy bills.
  • Less Expensive Materials and Faster Installation. PVC flat roofs are lightweight, so they are easier to install than some other types. They also don’t require additional structural support like other roofing materials during installation. Additionally, PVC is a relatively inexpensive material that can significantly reduce roofing costs.
  • Low Maintenance. Another advantage of PVC flat roofs is that they are highly resistant to discoloration and damage by UV rays. You can rest assured knowing your roof won’t fade or become brittle for many years.

PVC flat roofs also come in various colors, so you can choose one that enhances your building’s appearance. To learn more about why a PVC flat roof might be the right choice for your building, consult our expert team at Midian Roofing today. We are happy to help.