Use TPO Roofing For Effective Roof Waterproofing And Durability
Thermoplastic polyolefin or TPO roofing membranes are made from ethylene propylene rubbers that are single-ply roof membranes. TPO roofing has a well patented performance of weldable hot-air seams and is engineered to conjoin the durability and flexibility of ethylene propylene diene monomer or EPDM roofing that. TPO roofing membranes are quality tested, have an excellent ozone resistance, algae resistant, safe to install and very eco-friendly.
TPO roofing manufacturers are very confident about the material accurately welded seams that this thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membranes are sometimes promoted as a seamless roof on the market. The TPO roofing seam strengths and sturdiness are about three to four times compared to the tape and adhesive seams of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).
TPO roofing membranes are highly resistant to impacts, punctures and tears with excellent flexibility and durability. TPO roofing installation come fully-adhered (employing a special adhesive, the roof is conveniently glued to the substrate), ballasted (TPO roofing membranes are laid loose over the roof) or mechanically-attached (employing some sort of special screw-fastener types to hold and secure the TPO roofing membranes). The type of fasteners used will rely mainly on the type of roof substrate, although, basically these fasteners are screw-types.
The are many benefits and advantages when employing thermoplastic polyolefin roofing system, as this recyclable roofing material has a high level of resistance, reflectivity, and flexibility, especially its white membranes, which exceed Energy Star level of performance established by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). They are highly resistance to algae and mold growth that hampers reflectivity, thus reducing the much needed saving on energy.
TPO roofing membranes provides long-term weather protection and can withstand high winds, heat, and other prolonged high temperatures. In addition, TPO roofing cost is reasonable and affordable, although some people find them a bit expensive, comparing to their excellent quality features and benefits, it certainly not an issue.
Thermoplastic polyolefin roofing has been around for over a decade now and constantly gaining in popularity among roofing contractors and homeowners alike, as an excellent choice in roofing installation and replacement. Basically, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing has a lifespan of about ten to twenty years, as this range depends mainly on the type of installation done.
Among some of the factors that contribute to the roofing system lifespan are weather conditions during installation, full removal and replacement of the existing roof, amount of slope, time spent in the installation, just to name a few. Typically, full removal and replacement of the existing roof and installing a new one will lead to a much longer roof lifespan, as well as less harsh weather conditions and steeper slope.
TPO roofing membranes are mostly available online and among local retailers, hardware store, and home improvement depot. As most TPO roofing manufacturers and retailers offers warranties ranging from five years to twenty years depending on the type of TPO roofing system chosen. For commercial and industrial roofing applications, TPO roofing warranties will depend upon several factors that include exposure to the severe weather conditions and the elements, thickness of the membrane, and more.