The longevity of vinyl roof systems is like all roof systems which are dependent on the design and installation of the systems. Longevity is also dependent on the formulation, reinforcing scrims and thickness of the membranes. Enhancements in each of these areas will help prolong the lifespan of the vinyl roof system. There are numerous examples of vinyl roof systems which have been successful in excess of 25 years.
The Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association was created to educate architects, specifiers, building owners and roofing contractors on the attributes of vinyl as a durable, reflective and heatweldable material for multilayer roofing systems.