A Word About TPO and Its Benefits
There are many types of commercial roofing and as technology improves, there is always new improvements and new materials being tested. Commercial roofs, therefore, come in many forms, with each one built with the needs of the owner and their building in mind. A lot of factors also come into play when thinking about the best material and kind of roofing to install in a commercial building. It is important to consider weather patterns, rain, and any other surrounding factors like animals or foliage that might come into constant contact with the building.
A Word About TPO Roofing Membrane
TPO stands for thermoplastic olefin. It was first introduced to the market in the early 90s and is now one of the fastest-growing membranes in the market. This is a UV – resistant and as heat resistant as other roofing materials and as heat weldable as PVC. In fact, TPO stands tall against its competitors of EPDM and PVC material and is a far more economical and energy-efficient alternative.
TPO is a membrane, sheets of rubber and other synthetics that can be chemically adhered to insulation creating a layer of protection on your commercial roof.
Types of Installation
There are several options when it comes to the installation of this particular membrane. This gives people some flexibility in the way that they want the membrane to be installed on their roofs. You can apply it with Polyisocyanurate, Expanded Polystyrene, or Extruded Polystyrene. Each one of these has its advantages and characteristics. Some are a little more affordable than others, as Polyisocyanurate is perhaps the most expensive method but offers a high SEER rating. Extruded Polystyrene is usually defined by its blue, green, or pink color this falls in between the other two in terms of price and performance.
The Savings with TPO
Part of TPO’s appeal rests in the energy savings it produces and consequently in the cash savings it provides for commercial property owners. Most TPO membrane will come in white and does a tremendous job in reflecting the UV rays and heat from the building, which saves money during the summer months as the energy required to cool the building decreases.
If you’re looking to apply some serious savings to your energy use, consider the TPO roofing membrane. While it is mostly used for commercial roofing, many people have tried it on their residential roofs as well. Trust the AAAA Contractors and Roofing professionals with your roof.