When Do You Need A PVC Membrane?

July 29, 2022

When Do You Need A PVC Membrane?

A PVC membrane can help protect your property in Sydney, designed to prevent water seepage with low-angle rooves. When you can increase the protection of your home or building, you can reduce potential damage to the structure and ensure that no water sits, causing rot or decay. In addition, these products ensure that you can create a safe and secure home space for your family, protecting them from many health concerns that can come as a result. Read on to find out more about these products. 

Why Do You Need It?

First things first, the slope of your roof and the height of the angle plays an important role in water runoff in times of rain. The lower the angle, the more water becomes a potential issue as the amount of water that can be on the roof at once increases. In these circumstances, adding waterproofing to your roof becomes essential in protecting your home and building structure. Unfortunately, this rules out a lot of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, because they’re not made to handle this increased water load. For this reason, a waterproofing membrane has to be installed on low slopes or flat roofs to ensure the sitting water will not leak into the material and space below.

How Long Does It Last?

You need your roof to last, and a better installation means a better investment in the longevity of this all-important space. When you have a properly installed roof, you can increase the life and ease of replacement or maintenance. With that in mind, you can also get around 25 years of solid performance out of a PVC membrane if installed correctly. Of course, how long this waterproof layer ultimately lasts depends on various factors. Some of these factors include the weather, how much direct sunlight hits the material, and the standards of the actual installation. 

The Cost 

The last thing to know about this range of products is probably the most important to homeowners. This would be the actual costs of the installation and material used. One of the big cost factors is the type of insulation used under the waterproofing layer and how it is attached. For example, using thick insulation to insulate the entire structure will cost more than fabric insulation and gluing the membrane. Another important factor is the size of the roof receiving the new layer treatment. 

PVC membrane installation is key to the longevity and safety of your Sydney home, provided by trusted professionals who are experts in this space. With the right protection, you can get more life out of your roofing materials and structure with the right protection. Contact us today to find out more.

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