TPO is an acronym for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, which is the primary chemical that composes this particular roof membrane. TPO is installed in a single application; no need of multiple layers. One of the many methods to do it is mechanically attached, adhered, ballasted and plate bonded.
TPO membranes are usually available in several colors, being white, tan and grey the most common ones. In this type of roofing, seams and flashings are completed with the implementation of hot-air welding equipment. TPO roofing is highly resistant to wind and grease.
TPO Roofing Applications
Commercial and industrial buildings usually have TPO roofing. Residential buildings can have it too, specially when owners look for heat welded roofing that provides extra protection to their properties. TPO is recommended for roofs that are exposed to contaminants like grease or when other single-ply membranes cannot withstand the environment.
Replacing your Roofing
If you are planning to replace your roofing, then you should know that TPO is one of the most typical choices to do such replacement. This is a great choice for a heat-reflective, energy efficient roof. TPO roofing membranes are also resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. They feature the benefits of EPDM and PVC roofing but with no drawbacks, and at a more affordable price. The only disadvantage about TPO is that it’s a fairly new material in the market, and might be harder to find professionals to properly handle it.
An Durable and Economical Option
Compared to other roofing options, TPO is more resistant to mold, dirt, water and punctures. Reinforced membranes can resists your property’s thermal expansion and contraction; specially in such hot and dry weather as many areas in Southern California have.
Another reason many people opt for TPO roofing is affordability. The cost of TPO for both commercial and residential buildings is much more reasonable than choices. So for example, you get the same hot-air weldable seams and energy efficiency as PVC roofing, but at a lower price.
Install your TPO Roofing with Pros
TPO is usually easy to install and requires less seams than other roofings. Such ease at install typically lowers the installation price, too. Journey Roofing and Construction professionals are licensed, bonded and insured. They can get your TPO roof done the right way for maximum benefit. Get a FREE estimate by filling our online form to get a FREE ESTIMATE.