Read on for information about PVC roofs, including step-by-step instructions on how to fix a leaking PVC roof, as well as Roofing Products & Coatings used on PVC roofs.
Common Problems with PVC Roofs:
Although a durable roofing material, over time, PVC roofing membranes can weather and develop leaks along seams. Sharp objects can also puncture PVC membrane. With the right materials, you can repair loose seams and punctures on a PVC roof.
How to fix and restore a leaking PVC roof:
- Check with IR Scan to determine if there is any wet underlayment. Replace any areas of damp underlayment before sealing.
- Clean area to be repaired. Surface and underlying area must be completely clean and dry prior to completing the repair.
- Apply PolyCore™ membrane embedded between two coats of Polyprene® for EPDM/PVC.
- Reinforce all penetrations and flashings with Polyprene® for EPDM/PVC and PolyCore™.
- It is recommended to strip in all seams with Polyprene® for EPDM/PVC and PolyCore™ membrane.
- After repairs and flashing have been completed apply Topps Seal® Base Coat for EPDM/PVC and allow to dry. Apply finish coat of Topps Seal® for PVC.
*There is a risk of blisters occurring and greater damage if moisture is present within the existing roofing system.
About Topps PVC Roof Repair Products & Coatings
Our integrated line of roof repair products and restoration coatings exceed the highest industry standards. The quality of roof repair and waterproofing system depends largely on the product used. Don’t waste time or money with less than the best.
Energy Efficient Roofing: Reflective Roof Coating for PVC Roofs
All tests confirm the savings that you can achieve with Energy Star® roof coatings. It has been shown that peak cooling demand can be reduced by 15% or more. We have energy audits revealilng as much as a 24% cooling cost reduction in a warmer climate. Yet this is perhaps secondary compared to how well your coating will perform for all of your other protection needs.
What is more critical is the fact that not all ENERGY STAR coatings perform alike, even in terms of ENERGY STAR standards. Still, the cost for a highly performing ENERGY STAR roof coating can cost no more than those that do not provide the same benefits.
Our superior elastomeric coating far exceeds all ENERGY STAR® requirements, along with other physical properties. A little known fact is that ENERGY STAR allows for reduced performance after aging. This is a factor overlooked by many. Uniquely, Topps Seal®, after aging, stands out by even exceeding those new performance standards. This feature, alone, is enough to help many in their search for the best ENERGY STAR roof coating.
Naturally, how much savings you get is determined by a number of other factors, including insulation, building orientation to the sun, etc. But on a comparative basis, it is generally accepted that the product that performs better across all criteria is the best starting place for the best value. Since all products age, aged performance should be among top criteria for selecting the best value of your maintenance roof coating option.
Get a free estimate for your PVC roof from a qualified roofing professional in your area.