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Palmetto Roofers can come out and do an inspection of the roof on your building to see we need to repair any leaks that might be happening or if we need to completely replace parts or all of your TPO roof.
What is A TPO Roof?
TPO Roofing is a single-ply roofing membrane made of synthetics and reinforcing material that can be used to cover flat roofs. It can be mechanically attached, or chemically adhered, creating a layer of protection on your commercial buildings.
The maker builds the membranes in film style, and they measure in widths of 10, 12, and 20 feet. Once formed, rolled, and gathered, the producer distributes the layers to the office that bought the materials for commercial roofing purposes.
Is one of the most popular roof models used in commercial offices since it has some of the greatest energy economies for single-ply membrane roofing.
There are different types to fit your budget and office needs, but the two most used are Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM).
They differ in their chemical makeup, how they are installed, and their energy efficiencies.
Other Types of TPO Roofing
- Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso) – Is the most utilized insulation kind. It is more costly but pays off with a higher R-value rating.
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) – EPS is applied on the roof, wall, and floor for insulation. It can be employed for ground connection and does not hold water over time.
- Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) – Regularly determined by the blue, green, or pink color. XPS is similar to Polyiso and EPS in the range of price and performance and is semipermeable .
Advantages of TPO Roofing
- Client Choice of Insulation
- Class A Fire-Rated
- Reflective or Retentive
“So let’s talk about TPO roof systems. What is TPO? So TPO is short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, it’s a single-ply roofing membrane that offers excellent performance at a cost-effective price. It is actually in the last 20 years since it became available probably the most popular, low slope or flat roofing option available. I think about 50% of all low slope and flat roofs utilize TPO today, I read an article. I think it was on the GIS website that said over a billion square feet of TPO is installed annually. So it is a popular choice. It is a very cost-effective choice and it is, you know, hands down, one of our favorites to use for low slope or flat roofs where it’s, you know, applicable and beneficial to the customer. But basically, you take the TPO membrane, you put it down, and then you, well, the scene.
So it’s like a heat welded scene everywhere that the material overlaps around the edge of the building. It gives you nice, fun guy resistance. It’s very flexible. You don’t have to use plasticizers and things to make it, you know, bend and flex with the roof. It just kind of lays with the, with the, with the roof. And it’s very easy to take the same, but with the metal down, you can get the TPO coated metal, you know, for your drip edges and stuff off roll-offs, scuppers, you can get TPO coated metal to make scuppers, and you can as well straight to them, they also make, you know, a tape. So you can take those seams and joints, but we prefer the heat-welded option when we can. So there are tons of different manufacturers in the TPO world. You have many options in terms of manufacturer and what, you know, each manufacturer brings to the table in terms of a warranty.
But the overall process is there’s, you know, the deck of your roof and then there’s insulation and you can taper that insulation. This is typically a foam board. You can do one or two layers, sometimes three, and you can taper that insulation to help control water flows. And you put the insulation board down and then you drape the TPO liner, weld all the seams, and then you’re done. It’s a very simple application, very cost-effective very easy, very fast, and it’s lightweight. So we see TPO used all the time to go back in place of certain built-up roofs. And, you know, it’s just like a lot of buildings take a big deep breath of fresh air when you pull all the gravel and pitch off of them. And then you go back with a TPO system. So if you’ve got a low slope roof or a flat roof, and you’re looking to get an estimate on it or trying to think of a way to replace that roof and you want to be cost-effective and you want a really good roof with a lot of bang for your buck, I would say call pound metal roofers.
And let’s talk about doing a TPO roof system for you.”