Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs are highly recommended by almost any quality Ontario commercial roofer because of its remarkable ability to withstand any elemental threat without sacrificing its quality and capability. True enough, alternatives such as EPDM and PVC are more affordable or seemingly durable than TPO. However, the latter delivers exceptional capabilities and advantages for property owners. Below, you’ll learn more as to why most roofers recommend using TPO for commercial roofs.
It’s Priced Accordingly
It’s neither too affordable like EPDM but it isn’t outrageously expensive as PVC. TPO is just right at the middle of the price tier. In addition to its exceptional capabilities, experienced Ontario roofers can install them quickly thanks to their easy-installation purpose-made by their manufacturers for speedy installations that reduce labor time greatly. In doing so, property owners save more but do not compromise the roofing material’s quality.
An Environmentally Friendly Product
TPO is made from fiberglass and talc. This reinforces its plastic membrane and improves its resistance against heat. When it reaches the end of its lifespan and usability, roofers can tear it down for property owners. Then, recycling plants can break down the material into their raw forms, allowing manufacturers to source and reuse them again. This helps reduce the production waste of TPO making it a truly environmentally-friendly product.
Always Repels UV Rays
Unlike EPDM, TPO has a white color. This allows it to repel UV rays. EPDM roofs will immediately absorb them. Even if the latter can provide exceptional insulation thanks to its airtight but adhesive-locked seals, the heat can get stored in the material. This will not contribute to the overall property insulation. Meanwhile, TPO immediately reflects UV rays and does not store it in the material, which is helpful when it comes to insulation.
Exceptional Chemical Resistance
In many cases, activities such as HVAC and vent cleaning can leave chemical marks on your roof. True enough, it can also cause holes and micro-tears on the material. However, TPO’s fiberglass base allows it to resist any chemical danger that can compromise its performance. When you compare them, PVC has the same chemical resistance, but you get the same level of resistance with the more affordable and dependable TPO.
Does Not Shrink, Shatter or Deteriorate
PVC is known to harden and become brittle over time. Furthermore, poorly-manufactured PVC roofs are known to shrink with extensive exposure to sunlight and cold temperatures. TPO will not shrink, shatter, and deteriorate just like PVC roofs. It is capable of enduring extreme temperatures especially if quality manufacturers produced them.
Heat Welded For Maximum Airtight Sealing
Lastly, TPO uses heat-weld technology to seal its seams and guarantee exceptional airtight sealing that ensures high-quality anti-leak capabilities to safeguard your roof. In addition, this has a reduced fire risk when you compare it to torch-down roofing common for PVC applications and modified bitumen.
It is important to make sure you work with renowned roofers such as Cox Roofing to install commercial roofing in the best possible way. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!