“This has outlasted every roof I've been involved with.”

— Jim Stone, President, Jim Stone & Associates

SITUATION: In 1984, the Rubbermaid facility in Statesville, North Carolina installed more than 180,000 sq. ft. of vinyl roofing. Five years later, an additional 48,000 sq. ft. was installed on a new addition. More than 30 years after these roofs were installed, Jim Stone & Associates and REI Engineers, one of the largest consulting firms specializing in building envelopes in the eastern United States, confirmed the longevity of the roofs. REI Engineers performed an infrared survey of the roof to inspect for moisture damage, and found no wet insulation due to the durability of the membrane.

The proven performance in puncture resistance, durability and moisture protection supports the longevity of the FiberTite Roofing System by Seaman Corporation. “Over the lifecycle of this roof, it was anywhere from 10 to 30 percent less expensive,” says Stone, when referring to the incremental cost savings as a result of the performance.

Durability Case Studies and Testimonials

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University
Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon Library
Powell Hospital
Powell Hospital
Rittman Exempted Schools
Rittman Exempted Schools
Spangler Candy
Spangler Candy
Universal Studios Roofing
Universal Studios


Sustainability Vinyl Roofs

Roofs made of PVC contribute significantly to achieving two major objectives of green building programs – the reduction of both building cooling loads and the urban heat island effect. See why PVC membranes are the sustainable choice among commercial roofing systems »


Aesthetics Vinyl Roofs

PVC membranes' aesthetic qualities make them the choice for any roof design. Find out why PVC is recommended for projects with aesthetic considerations here »

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  • Customer Testimonial

    “When we bid out the project using metal on the roofs, it came in over budget. The green color of the Sika Sarnafil vinyl roof gave us the look of aged copper which was exactly what we had in mind. More importantly, the owners would get the long-term, proven performance they required,” – Robert Marz, president, Roth Marz Partnership.