Why is PVC used in roofing construction?

Posted Sep 16th, 2019 in Roof Technology

PVC, (polyvinyl chloride) is a popular plastic with multiple uses. It is widely utilized in the construction industry as it outperforms many conventional building materials such as metal, rubber, wood, and concrete. PVC has become the preferred choice for outdoor and building products such as window framing, siding, roofing, decking, water pipelines, conduit, fittings and much more - there are a number of key advantages for it's use in roofing construction. PVC is:

1. Versatile, with diverse applications.

2. A proven performer with long-lasting lifecycle.

3. Cost effective.

4. Lightweight, and flexible.

5. Moisture and temperature resistant.

6. Strong, tough and durable.

7. Recyclable - may be repurposed back into PVC processes & production.

8. Energy efficient through low thermal conductivity and is also UV reflective.

9. Easy to install - can be cut, formed, heat welded and joined.

10. Resistant to weathering, decay, corrosion, and abrasion.


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