TPO Commercial Roofing
TPO polymers are blends or alloys of EBR (polypropylene plastic or polypropylene and ethylene propylene rubber) and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber). Other additives are put into the mixture before it is formed into a roofing membrane. Fasteners help attach the roof board to the membrane. When combined with several other elements (like a weathering package, fire retardants, and insulation), the TPO membrane becomes a part of an entire roofing system.
Commercial Roofing Experts
TPO is one of the newest types of commercial roofs on the market but it is already one of the most popular roofing products available these days. It is designed to be the perfect combination of EPDM(rubber) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Although it lacks the long track record that more traditional roofing systems boast, TPO roofing has many advantages. It is flexible, strong and very resistant to harsh temperatures and wild weather.
We will help you decide if TPO is right for your building. We will provide you with more information about the composition and advantages of a TPO Roofing system.
Looking to replace or repair your commercial roof with a TPO system?
If you’re interested in learning more about TPO roofing systems and you live in the Tulsa, OK area, give Right Now Roofing a call at 918-313-7663 or fill out our contact form and we will get right back to you.
TPO Roofing Systems
TPO is very popular because of its longevity, strength and ease of installation. It can be heat-welded during installation due to the material’s thermoplasticity, which is a huge advantage since seams are usually the weakest part of a roof. In fact, TPO seams are said to be 3-4 times stronger than EPDM systems and 6 times stronger than systems that use glue seams or tape systems! They are resistant to chemicals, do well in high heat, are flexible in cold temperatures, and are generally quite affordable. TPO systems can last 10-20 years, with proper installation and maintence. Finally, TPO roofing is environmentally friendly, so you can feel good about using it on your structure.
No plasticizers are involved in TPO roofing systems, they don’t degrade under UV radiation, and they come in white (which reflects heat, helping the building stay cool). Plus, they can be made from some recycled materials! TPO is the perfect choice for your “green” building.
TPO does have some cons, however, like most roofing systems. Most of its shortcomings revolve around the fact that it is still so new. It isn’t time-tested, nor does it have the same reliable reputation of other roofing systems. Also, remember that the strength of any roof (TPO especially) depends greatly on the quality of installation. If you choose a reliable roofing contractor and take care of your roof with yearly maintenance checks, you shouldn’t have any problems with a TPO roofing system.