If you are in the market for a new roof on your commercial property, you might wonder what the best options available are. While PVC roofing is well-known, thermoplastic olefin (TPO) membrane is another option that might fit your needs. It’s perhaps less well-known but has several great benefits this blog post will cover today.
What is TPO Roofing?
TPO roofing systems are made from ethylene propylene rubber. Rubber, ethylene, and propylene are bound together through a chemical reaction to produce the durable material. After that is done, other fillers are introduced to the mix. These help to keep the membrane both durable and strong, perfect for commercial roofing.
This type of roof was made specifically to have the same benefits of a rubber roof, along with weldable seams to add a long lifespan. While these membranes have been produced since the 1990s, they continue to grow quickly as a single-ply roofing option.
What Are the Benefits of TPO?
If you look at PVC and EPDM, TPO takes the best of both and combines them. TPO also introduces cost effectiveness and energy efficiency to make it a solid choice for a commercial property.
As mentioned above, durability is excellent with this roof. Punctures and tears are rare and repairs are simple. A TPO roofing system also is flexible, which means it can move and settle along with the building.
You’ll also find that the TPO roof is Energy Star rated and can reflect harmful UV rays from your commercial building. This adds even more cost effectiveness, as it helps to keep the temperature reasonable, even on sweltering days.
Is TPO a Green Roofing Material?
TPO is one of the greenest options for roofing available today. The solar reflection plays a part in that, as does the lack of chlorine in the polymer used. It is also one of the only materials that is 100% recyclable. In fact, TPO is often recycled and used to make new TPO, so it has reusability in a way that makes sense.
Get TPO Roofing Now
At WeatherTight Systems, Inc. we offer installation, repair, and maintenance of TPO roofing, as well as other types like EPDM and spray foam. Our technicians are all experienced professionals who will ensure you get the best quality possible. If you want to know more about our products and services, you can visit us at www.WeatherTightRoof.com.