Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply roofing option growing popularity for its roofing advantages. This roofing is used for its energy-saving performance to lower energy use in both commercial and residential roofing.
TPO is a resilient option for durability due to its rubber nature. This installation offers great flexibility and movement to the roofing structure by having weldable hot air seams. Typically stronger than the traditional rubber roof, the TPO alternative is two to three times stronger because of its ability to withstand higher temperatures during the welding process.
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How TPO is Installed
TPO are installed by adhesive glue that produces a chemical reaction with the installation sheets. These installation sheets have been added to the roof decking producing a strong hold. This is what gives the durability to the roofing structure during high wind or storm seasons. These installation sheets, also called membranes, are secured to the roof with screws specifically designed for TPO roofing.
TPO Life Span
As with any roof, it is important for the roofing to be properly installed and maintained. A TPO roofing system usually lasts between 10-20 years. Other factors determine the life span of this roofing including slope, installation, and environmental conditions such as strong winds and storms. Annual inspections should be done to any roof, especially in areas prone to severe weather.
To learn more about TPO roofing systems and the advantages they offer to your residential or commercial roofing, contact Elite Roofing and Consulting for a consultation.