For my new construction commercial build in Spokane, Washington, I considered a variety of different roofing materials.
I liked the durability of a rubber roof but wasn’t happy with the aesthetic qualities.
I was interested in a green roof but was unwilling to make such a big investment into an option that would require constant maintenance. My research eventually led me to PVC roofing. This style of roof uses a single-ply membrane made of polyvinyl chloride. It is a synthetic resin that has proven to be especially durable and resistant to weathering. A PVC roof is not easily damaged in a storm and rarely leaks. PVC roofs are gaining popularity as an effective and efficient choice for flat roof buildings in Spokane. The material can withstand extreme local weather conditions such as snow, hail and high winds. It requires very little maintenance and offers a high reflectivity index. Because it works to reflect most of the sun’s UV radiation and heat, it helps to keep the interior of the building cooler in the summer. This works to reduce the cost of running the air conditioner and avoid discoloration. Most other types of roofing materials, such as asphalt, turn brittle and crack over the years. PVC holds up, maintains its original color and continues to look new. This style of roof is available in a variety of colors to enhance curb appeal. Plus, the material’s thickness works to prevent heat loss in the winter. PVC roofs save money on energy bills all year round and are economical to install. The material is inexpensive and easily repaired. Because it is made of lightweight plasticized material, it doesn’t need any extra structural support.