There’s a few leading choices of commercial roof materials available. TPO single-ply roofing is one of them. Since each material has it’s own benefits and drawbacks, it’s important to be informed before a big buy like a new roof. That’s where our roofers at Alliance Roofing, LLC can help. Here’s a quick overview of what goes into TPO roofing:
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing material is a combination of popropylene and ethylene propylene polymers that is reinforced with polyester. No plasticizers or chlorine are added, both of which are harmful to the environment. TPO is applied in large rolled sheets that can vary in size. The seams between them are hot air-welded together. They can be attached in one of three different ways: mechanically fastened, fully adhered, or ballasted.
- Of all single-ply roof systems, TPO is the most environmentally friendly.
- The material is very flexible, and will stay in place even during a building’s setting.
- It resists punctures and tears.
- It has a reflective coating that causes UV rays to bounce off….
- This reduces midday heat gain, saving on cooling costs.
- Many chemicals that would harm other roof materials don’t affect TPO.
- Strong seams prevent leaking.
This information will come in handy when you’re searching for the right roof material for your building. If you need help with your choice, our roofers can work with you to ensure you make the right decision. At Alliance Roofing, LLC, we offer TPO installation alongside a host of other roofing services. For more information, please give us a call at (860) 633-7243.