Elite Roofing specializes in all commercial roofing applications including Thermo-Plastic Olephine (TPO). As one of the most respected commercial roofing providers in the greater Denver area, we are prepared to answer your questions and help you select the commercial application that meets your needs and your budget.
TPO commercial roofing is a single-ply membrane made from ethylene propylene rubber. Created to combine the durability of an EPDM membrane with the performance of hot-air welded seams. Extensive product testing has proven that TPO roofing is not only eco-friendly but that is provides extraordinary resistance to ozone and algae. Because the TPO membrane can be so easily and effectively welded, it is often considered a monolithic, or seamless, commercial roofing solution. In fact, TPO roofing seam strengths are reported to be 3 to 4 times the strength of EPDM seams. If you are in need of a commercial roofing solution, that will stand the test of time, look no further.
TPO roofing stands up to the elements. Because the TPO membrane is highly flexible it not only resists damage from building movement it repels damage from puncture, tear and high impact. Available in a variety of thicknesses, TPO membranes are installed mechanically, fully adhered or ballasted. When fully adhered, the adhesive forms a chemical bond with the TPO membrane. Mechanically attached TPO roofing systems are installed using special fasteners. Finally, when ballasted the membrane is laid loose on the roof and sealed on all seams and penetrable areas. Once sealed, a ballast, typically smooth river rock, is laid to hold the membrane in place. Selecting the right TPO roofing installation method is essential to the lifespan of your roof. As experts in the application of TPO roofing membranes, we are prepared to help you determine which is right for your needs.
When installed properly, the lifespan of a TPO roofing system can last from 10 to 20 years. There are many variables that impact the longevity of one of these systems including:
- Roof slope
- Environmental conditions
- Wear and tear
- Removal of existing roofing materials
A TPO roofing system will last longest if all existing roofing materials are removed prior to installation. In addition roofs with steeper slopes are great candidates for these systems as they tend to last longer. Finally, moderate weather conditions can significantly extend the lifespan of TPO roofs.
Available in a variety of colors, white TPO roofing systems are highly reflective and have therefore been given the coveted title of a ‘cool’ or ‘green’ roof. In fact, the TPO roof exceeds current US energy efficiency standards and is an Energy Star rated system by the US Department of Energy. If you are seeking an energy efficient, eco-friendly commercial roofing system, you will find it in a TPO roof.
TPO roofing systems are an affordable, durable commercial roofing option ideal for many applications. If you would like to learn more about TPO and the other commercial roofing services we offer here at Elite Roofing, we encourage you to contact us today!
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