For an energy-efficient single-sheet roofing membrane, consider TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roofing. It has the benefits of both EPDM and PVC roofs. A TPO roof is as UV-resistant and heat-resistant as EPDM, and as heat-weldable as PVC.
Read on as Infinity Roofing Contractors presents the benefits of TPO in residential and commercial roofing.
What Is TPO?
It is a single-layer roofing system consisting of a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane. This membrane consists of TPO polymer, polyester-reinforced fabric center and thermoplastic polyolefin compound. Common fillers include talc, fiberglass, carbon fiber, wollastonite and Metal Oxy Sulfate. Popular rubbers used include ethylene-propylene rubber and EPDM.
Cost is perhaps the first consideration when choosing a roofing system. TPO is attractive both in residential and commercial roofing. Like PVC roofing, it boasts hot-air weldable seams and energy efficiency but is much cheaper.
Versatility is another top consideration when shopping for a roof replacement. TPO will look great on many different types of homes. It’s available in white, light grey and black reflective color options. So, you don’t need a white roof to enjoy energy saving and reflective properties.
Compared to other thermoplastic membranes, TPO resists mold, dirt, tears, impact and punctures. It is flexible and can allow for a home or building’s movement or settling. It can handle thermal expansion and contraction better than other roofing products.
TPO membranes come in wider sheets and are lightweight. This results in easier installation and fewer seams. This then translates into direct savings for you on the cost of installation.
The energy efficiency of TPO results in savings and reduces carbon footprint. Its white reflective surface exceeds the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® requirements. Its white, tan and gray are within the Cool Roof Rating Council.
Turn to Infinity Roofing Contractors for quality residential and commercial roofing services. We serve homeowners and businesses in Kennesaw, Acworth, Roswell and Marietta, in the Metro Atlanta, GA and surrounding area. Call us at (678) 802-8200 for a free consultation.