PVC is a type of plastic that is used for many purposes, including as a roofing material. If you have a PVC roof, keeping it clean is important for many reasons, including a reduced need for roof repair. In this blog, Sprague Construction Roofing shares an overview of these benefits.
Benefits of a Clean PVC Roof
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a versatile plastic that has many uses. You may be familiar with its other name: vinyl. Many household products, from phonographic records and electronics, to water pipes and siding, are made from PVC. As a roofing material, PVC is similar in form and purpose to the “other” plastic roofing material, TPO. Both are installed using a single layer of material laid over the substrate, with seams welded using heat. Both PVC and TPO can be laid loose and weighted down using ballasts, or attached using adhesives.
A clean PVC roof can be beneficial in many ways. PVC sheets are often sold in white; therefore, the cleaner a PVC roof is, the more reflective it will be and the less solar heat it will absorb. This helps reduce the building’s indoor cooling requirements, leading to lower energy bills. A clean roof is also inhospitable to algae and other contaminants, which can help prolong its life span and reduce the likelihood that you will need restoration services.
Leave Cleaning to Professionals
For best results, have your PVC roofing cleaned and maintained by an experienced roofing contractor. The process may look simple, but there are certain precautions that need to be taken. Single-ply roofing can be punctured with the wrong kind of footwear, so professionals like us take no chances and make sure that each member of the cleaning crew wears shoe covers.
Professionals have also received safety training and know how to use the proper safety equipment at all times. We are also trained to adhere to local, state and federal requirements for proper cleaning chemical disposal. Carelessly disposing of such substances can damage surrounding vegetation or contaminate the groundwater.
Sprague Construction Roofing is your leading provider of roof cleaning and gutter repair services. Give us a call at (406) 200-9080 (Billings), (307) 269-0998 (Cody) and (970) 239-331 (Fort Collins). You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Billings, MT, and Cody, WY.