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We are here for your commercial roofing needs installing Rubber, TPO, and PVC. We also offer spray-applied commercial roof coatings.
When trying to choose the most efficient and effective roofing for your commercial building, you need to know some facts. Of course, if you hire an experienced and knowledgeable commercial roofing contractor, they will be able to make suggestions for what will work best.
But, knowledge is power, and the following information will help you compare the benefits and disadvantages of TPO and PVC roofing so you can make the most informed decision for your business.
TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. It is a reflective single-ply roofing membrane that has been on the market for more than 30 years.
TPO is made of a combination of ethylene-propylene rubber and polypropylene. The two materials are then bonded through a process called polymerization. These membranes usually also include a reinforcement layer that provides additional strength.
TPO is typically installed in a few different ways, with two of the most popular being mechanically fastened or fully adhered.
PVC roofing stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. Used for commercial roofs since the early 1960s, PVC is a reliable single-ply roofing membrane, widely made as a synthetic plastic polymer. The sheets are comprised of two layers of PVC with polyester added in between for reinforcement.
PVC roofing is popular for both low-sloping and flat roofs and utilizes a heat welding installation process that creates a permanent bond between sheets.
Now that we know the basics of PVC roofing and TPO, let’s talk about their differences in regard to weathering.
In terms of weathering, TPO performs slightly better than PVC roofing, thanks to numerous advancements over the past several years.
In addition to weathering qualities, TPO also offers slightly better tear and break resistance as compared to PVC roofing. However, PVC also weathers exceptionally well, which is why it has been a go-to in the commercial roofing industry for more than 60 years.
We offer replacement and repairs for residential homes including shingles, slate, and box gutter linings. We also work with siding, sofit, and facia.
The team of McChesney Lueck Roofing performs full residential roof replacement projects on a regular basis. The safety of your home begins and ends with a roof that is in excellent condition. This can sometimes mean a roof replacement is necessary.
We also provide minor repairs depending on how much square foot area of the roof system is damaged. Our roofing contractors are experienced with all types of roofs and roof replacement costs. As a roofing company in Pittsburgh, PA , we mainly focus on asphalt shingle roofs.
We offer a full array of sheet metal services including standing seam, flat lock gutters and downspouts. We also operate quality systems that are as equally advanced as our fabrication equipment; one of these is our Virtek, a laser scanner. This cutting edge measuring machine allows us to inspect laser cut and CNC punched parts in a matter of minutes. Traditionally, quality control required the technician to manually dimensionally inspect each piece by hand. The Virtek not only eliminates this need, it also delivers consistency and reliability, economically ensuring zero defects.
Having a commercial business means having a roofing maintenance plan that will help extend the life of your roofing system. Maintaining the gutter system of your building helps minimize the need to repair or replace gutters. The gutters on your house are almost invisible until there is a problem. Then, with a heavy rainstorm, you suddenly discover that the gutter is blocked by debris, as water pours over the side of the gutter and down the side of your house, entering rooms through window frames, or seeping down next to your foundation to flood your basement.
Whenever your commercial roof has leaks or damages, the immediate worry is that you’ll need a full roof replacement. Clearly, this is not always the case. Often times, the remedy could be simple repairs which can save money. If it is a leaking gutter that you have, our trained and experienced installers will come out and access the leaking issue and repair your gutter to the best of our abilities to make sure your home or office is safe from water damage. If your gutters and downspouts are old and in need of replacing our trained and experienced installers will come out and show you various options and models available for replacing them. They will work with you on the best solution for your home or office and work with you on an installation timeframe.
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