United Building Experts is one of the few commercial roofing contractors in New England who install Fluid Applied Roofing solutions, but we also install some of the more common commercial roofing solutions like PVC.
PVC Roofing Systems In New England
Known as one of the most common thermoplastic roof membranes, PVC roofing systems are made up of a single ply membrane that is both flexible and built to last.
Many New England building owners and managers consider PVC Roofing Systems for their buildings based on their ability to hold up against harsh environmental conditions.
PVC Membranes are easily rolled onto the existing substrate of your building and then bonded together by heat welded bonds. The seams remain waterproof via the bonding.
Buildings that have PVC Roofing Systems installed have some of the best waterproofing, UV protection, and can even be qualified for LEED credits. All of these reasons make PVC Roofing Systems an attractive option for both building owners and managers all over New England.
PVC Roofing System Installation Options
There are three different ways that PVC Roofing Systems can be installed. United Building Experts takes a consultative approach to every commercial roofing project to make sure that you get the right roofing system, but also to make sure that it is installed in a way that makes the most sense for your building.
Fully Adhered Assembly
Considered to be the quickest and most simple installation method for PVC roofing systems, the fully adhered assembly is the ideal installation method in instances where your PVC membrane is not easily attached by screws or similar fasteners. This PVC roof installation method can be limited by temperature. Because this method does require an adhesive, it must be done in temperatures north of 40 F degrees, so that the adhesive does not freeze during application.
Mechanically Attached Assembly
In instances where a building owner would like to install a PVC roofing system using the mechanically attached assembly method the PVC roof is attached using screws and barbed plates. This method is used to install a PVC roofs that can withstand hurricane level winds.
Ballasted PVC Roof Installation
This PVC roofing installation method calls for the PVC membrane to be laid across the substrate loosely and then held in place by a ballast. This method does not require any fasteners or adhesive for the PVC membrane to be applied to the building.