If you had your commercial property built within the last couple of decades, your roofing company then may have offered you the option of utilizing a TPO membrane roof. It’s a good thing if you had taken that advice because TPO roofing can be quite beneficial. If you went with something else and are now looking for replacement options, consider these as you make your final decision:
What Is TPO?
A roof built with TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) is a kind of single-ply rubber roof. TPO can be used over flat or low-sloped roofs, and is installed using specialized adhesive and welded seams. Cost-wise, TPO is cheaper than PVC, and with proper maintenance, a TPO roof can last for up to 20 years.
Caring for TPO
This type of roofing is known for its reliability. TPO membranes can measure anywhere from 0.040 to 0.080 inches thick, making them highly resistant to damage. The more durable your roofing material is, the less need you will have to pay for roof leak repair or roof replacement services. EPDM roofs may be cheaper alternatives to TPO, but they are known to require more maintenance and repair.
TPO and the Environment
If you want to be known as an environmentally conscious property owner, you would be glad to know that TPO is recyclable. These roofs are also great insulators, which mean better indoor temperature control throughout any season with less energy usage requirements. PVC or EPDM roofs cannot lay claim to being as green as TPO roofs.
Learn more about the various roofing options you have by reaching out to our team. Not all commercial roofing contractors are manufacturer-certified like we are at Allegiant Roofing, and if you work with us, you can rest assured that your roof will be installed with great care and expertise. Schedule a no-obligation estimate with us by calling (937) 660-6312. If you have a property in Dayton, we look forward to hearing from you.