PVC: A COOL ROOF SOLUTION THAT SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED
This ebook describes the benefits and considerations surrounding PVC as a cool roof solution to counter urban heat islands.
Climate change represents well-known dangers and risks. Its effects are even more harmful in cities due to heat islands, combined with pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The increase in air temperature in our buildings and our cities affects indoor and outdoor comfort, our health, and our energy costs. The colour white plays a significant role when it comes to the longevity of the roof because it prevents the waterproofing membrane from overheating when exposed to the sun, therefore reducing the urban heat island effect.
Indeed, due to the reflectivity and emissivity properties of the materials used, cool roofs are a solution that reflects solar heat and mitigates its absorption by reflecting solar radiation back to the atmosphere.
Moreover, the SOPREMA SENTINEL line of PVC membranes is an excellent single-ply solution to help counter urban heat islands by reducing the surface temperature of roofs.
This ebook explores the impact of the heat island effect on the environment and the role buildings can play against it. It describes how cool roofs work and illustrates their benefits for buildings and communities.
Plus, it explains why PVC is the best single-ply solution to consider when it comes to cool roofing:
They extend the life of the roof and minimize maintenance.
They reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
They extend the life of air conditioning equipment.
They reduce the urban heat island effect and improve the living conditions of city dwellers.
TECH Q&A SESSION WITH YOUR QUESTIONS ON PVC MEMBRANES
During our live webinar on PVC membranes in the winter of 2021, over a hundred questions were asked of our experts. We’ve compiled the best of them in this short video and asked our experts to answer them and show you why PVC membranes are a solution that should not be overlooked!
Application at Low Temperatures
Training & Certified Installers
Durability & Warranty