PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) membrane is used on commercial and residential roofs. It is a high-quality, white membrane applied to roofs by welding the seams in place. The advantage of welding instead of using an adhesive is that the PVC membrane is able to expand and contract without constraints. Installation costs usually vary depending on factors such as the insulation used and the size of your roof. Below are three advantages of installing a PVC membrane over your commercial roof:

Flexible and Durable 

PVC membranes are available in large single-ply rolls. On the day of installation, the commercial roofer cuts the roll according to the installation area. Usually, there is no need to uninstall the existing roof for PVC membranes to be installed. This greatly minimizes installation costs since you won't pay to remove the old roof.

The membrane also has an incredible breaking threshold that surpasses many other roofing membranes. Therefore, you can rest assured that it can withstand falling debris, hail, and heavy rains. This strength also stands up to constant exposure to elements. PVC membranes also don't require frequent maintenance, and since they are tough, you do not need to pay for repairs frequently.

Shields Against Leaks

Leaks are a nuisance and can cause costly damage, but fortunately, a PVC membrane can curb this problem. This is made possible by its molecular composition and the hot air welding method used. The seams between the sheets stick tightly together, resulting in a completely waterproof surface. So if you live in hail- and rain-prone areas, you won't have to worry about leaks.


With the rate at which the environment is deteriorating, you must not invest in anything that may further damage it. Fortunately, PVC membranes are safe for the environment for different reasons. First, very little waste is produced during installation, which reduces landfill waste. At the same time, PVC production does not require a lot of energy.

Additionally, PVC is a white membrane that reflects heat, thus minimizing your utility bills. Moreover, since PVC typically lasts longer than many other options, you do not have to keep replacing it and disposing of the old materials in landfills. This also cuts down the demand for more material production.

A PVC membrane is indeed a worthy investment. Your building will not only be safe from leaks, but you are also investing in an eco-friendly as well as a durable roofing solution.

To learn more, contact a company like Danny Odom & Son Roofing.