5 Benefits of Installing TPO Roofing System

Brad Sanders
Mar 14, 2017 · 3 min read
TPO Roofing System

One of the fastest growing roof types for both residential and commercial properties is TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing. The cost-effective and light roofing material is gaining popularity among building owners who wish to install a reflective and durable roof. Available in a variety of colors such as black, white and light gray, TPO roofs have immense energy saving potential. TPO roofing systems are also manufactured to cater to a variety of needs and design specifications. In this blog post, we list five benefits of installing TPO roofing system. Let’s take a closer look.

1. Highly Durable

TPO roofing systems can resist pressure, wear and tear, and last longer than most of the other thermoplastic roofing materials. TPO roofs, usually, come with a warranty of about 25 years, depending on the design of the system. In addition, TPO is highly resistant to dirt accumulation, mold growth and similar other things that can cause damage to a roofing system. During summer and winter, thermal expansion and contraction is a major concern; TPO roofs are designed to tackle such issues, too.

2. Energy Efficient Design

The membrane of the TPO roofing system reflects the heat from the Sun, reducing the cooling needs of a building and the related energy costs, too. A TPO roofing membrane also helps maintain a cooler environment. For maximum energy efficiency, make sure that you purchase a TPO membrane that has a smooth surface that’s not just energy-efficient, but it helps to maintain a cooler interior environment, too.

3. Minimum Maintenance

TPO single-ply roofing system requires minimum maintenance. As homeowners, however, you would want your maintenance team to inspect and check for any signs of damage caused by debris of harsh weather conditions. On a TPO single ply membrane, any flaws or defects are also easy to locate and identify.

4. Cost-Effective

One of the most important factors that make TPO roofing attractive in both residential and commercial buildings is its cost. A TPO roofing offers the same benefits as the PVC membrane, but at a much lower cost. Both TPO and PVC membrane have energy-efficiency and hot air-weldable seams.

5. Available in Multiple Styles

Available in white, black, and light grey color options, TPO membranes are ideally designed to look great in different types of homes. With the latest technology, you don’t need white roofs to enjoy the reflective properties and energy efficiency. The latest colored TPO membranes are ideally energy efficient and cool.

Wrapping it Up

TPO roofing (thermoplastic polyolefin) is one of the most preferred roofing systems owing to its energy efficiency, labor-saving installation, and low-maintenance advantages. As, TPO roofing is a comparatively new roofing system, it is advisable to buy a TPO roof from an established manufacturer who has been around since the beginning of TPO production. Similarly, if you face any issue with a TPO roof, make sure you get the damaged roof repair through a professional roof repair firm.

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Brad Sanders is owner at Triumph Roofing and Construction. He helps to people make their homes comfortable and leak proof. Follow him on twitter @_bradsanders

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