Frequently Asked Questions About TPO Roofing

As fall starts, many homeowners are calling roofers in Chesapeake for roof inspection, repair, or replacement.

If you need to replace your roof, you have many options to choose from including Built-up roof membranes (BUR), Polymer-modified bitumen sheet membranes, and Thermoplastic membranes. One of the popular products on the market is TPO, a type of single-ply thermoplastic membrane.

Here are some information about TPO to help you determine if you’re making the right choice:

What is TPO Roofing?

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a synthetic rubber compound designed to be as durable as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer {M-class} rubber). Unlike other materials of its type, however, TPO can be fused together, which eliminates the need for tape systems. When bonded, TPO creates a monolithic homogenous structure that covers your entire roof, creating a stronger and more durable roofing system.

When it comes to roofing, the seams are often the weakest link. Knowing that you won’t have to worry about them is one of the reasons many residential and commercial property owners are replacing their Chesapeake roofing with TPO membranes.

What are its benefits?

As TPO membranes have hot air welded seams, its seam strength is three times stronger than conventional rubber roofs that use tape systems. It is also about six times stronger than those with glued seams.

TPO roofing is also highly recommended because:
  • Its membranes are more flexible than other roofing materials and is easier to install
  • TPO roofing can resist UV radiation and ozone exposure effectively
  • It can help reduce your property’s solar heat gain
  • TPO roofing can help reduces your home’s energy consumption, as it is manufactured using energy-efficient, high performance construction techniques
Which systems are compatible with TPO membranes?

TPO is more popular for mechanically attached roofs; however, you can also use it in fully adhered and ballasted roofing systems.

Do you want a more durable and energy-efficient roof? The Roofing Company offers high quality products that meet your needs. Get in touch with us for more information on TPO roofing and other replacement options.






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