TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. TPO membranes are single-ply roof membranes constructed from ethylene propylene rubber. They are designed to combine the durability of EPDM rubber with the proven performance of hot-air weldable seams. As with all commercial roofing, Decor Construction has the best roofers in the industry for all of your TPO installation, repair or maintenance needs.
TPO Roofing Durability
TPO roofing has been proven through testing to have excellent resistance to algae build up and resistance to ozone damage. This membrane material is naturally resistant to heat and UV rays. And unlike EPDM, it is tolerant to many different chemicals.
TPO is an environmentally friendly roofing system that is safe to install. TPO roofs are often advertised as monolithic (seamless) roofs due to the strength and durability of the properly welded seams. Seam strengths are reportedly 3 to 4 times stronger than those of EPDM’s adhesive and tape seams.
TPO is highly resistant to tears, impacts, and punctures. It also offers great flexibility to allow for building movement. TPO roofing systems are available in white, light gray, and black with thicknesses of either 45 mils (.045″) or 60 mils (.060″). The width of the membrane depends on the manufacturer, but they usually come in widths of six to six-and-a-half feet and are one-hundred feet in length. The extreme durability of TPO roofing is why it is a frequently chosen commercial roofing solution. Decor Construction would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your TPO roofing options.
TPO membranes are installed in three ways:
Fully-adhered: This method means that the roof is “glued” to the substrate using a special adhesive. The glue creates a chemical bond with the membrane.
Mechanically-attached: This style uses a type of special screw-type fastener to secure it. The type of fastener will depend on the type of substrate, but all fasteners are generally screw-type fasteners.
Ballasted: Ballasted simply means the membrane is loosely laid over the top of the roof, sealed at all penetrations and around the perimeter, and then secured with a ballast to hold it in place.
Our roofers are fully licensed and capable of performing any of the above TPO installation methods. We will give you a free assessment of your property and discuss your installation options with you fully before any work begins.
TPO Roofing Lifespan
Properly installed TPO roof systems have service lives ranging from 10 to 20 years. Installation is the most important factor in the longevity of your roofing life. Usually if you remove an old roof down to the deck before installing a new one, the new roof will last longer.
The amount of slope the roof has is another factor in the length of the life of your TPO roof. Weather conditions will also affect the longevity of a roof’s service life. The myriad of factors involved in deciding if a TPO roofing system is correct for your commercial roofing needs can be discussed with a roofing expert from Decor.
TPO Roof Repairs
We can handle the complete installation of a new TPO roofing system, but we also are experts in the maintenance and repairs of any existing TPO roofing system. While TPO roofs are incredibly durable, constant exposure to the elements can eventually result in damage to a TPO roof.
If you suspect your building has sustained damages, give us a call and we can offer you a free professional assessment. Our service techs will assess your commercial building roofing system for any damages and give you a detail report of their findings. If your building has suffered damages from the weather or is simply in need of routine repairs, our talented team of roofers will be there to begin work as soon as needed.
Quality Commercial Roofing
When it comes to TPO roofing installation and repairs in the greater and Oklahoma City area, Decor has the experts you need for your commercial roofing project. We offer the highest level of professionalism in the industry and guarantee to treat you with honesty and respect. Check out our zero complaints record with the BBB and give us a call for all your TPO roofing installation, repairs and maintenance needs.