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Performance of Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing: An Overview.

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Rossiter, W. J., Jr.; Paroli, R. M.

Sustainable Low-Slope Roofing Workshop Proceedings. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. October 9-10, 1996, Oak Ridge, TN, 15-29 pp, 1997.


Department of Energy, Washington, DC


polyvinyl chloride; roofing (finishes); building technology; durability; low slope roofing; membrane; roofs; sustainable roofing


This paper provides an overview of durability issues related to the performance of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane roofing. The overview highlights those areas of PVC performance that have been problematic sothat they can be eliminated or at least reduced significantly. Eliminating the more common, recurring problems will allow major strides to be taken toward the development of sustainable roofs.