Thermoplastic polyolefin, also known as TPO is one of the fastest growing segment of the commercial roofing industry. One of the manufacturers that J Ferg Roofing Pros uses is Carlisle. Carlisle is the leading supplier of TPO roofing systems. Living in West Texas, we experience more cooling costs than heating. Carlisle has a Sure Weld TPO membranes that are energy star qualified and CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council) certified. Meaning, they have had a reduction in a building’s energy consumption by greatly diminishing the cost of air conditioning.
How is a TPO roofing system manufactured?
TPO roofs are designed to be an improvement over EPDM roofing membranes. Also, by combining the durability of EPDM rubber with the exceptional performance of hot air weldable seams. As a result, TPO’s seam strengths are three times greater than ones on an EPDM rubber roof’s adhesive and tape seams. TPO roofing systems are manufactured in white, light gray, and black colors.
What are the performance advantages of TPO roofs?
A TPO membrane is highly flexible and durable, which possess strong resistance to tears, punctures and impact damage. The membrane’s flexibility will allow for a building’s movement and setting without compromising the roof’s performance. Having a thicker TPO membrane results in better weathering resistance, and protection against solar UV.
A residential home or a commercial building can save money on energy costs by installing a white TPO roof. The reason being is, the white color will reflect the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Which is a result in keeping the space inside cooler. Making sure that the TPO roof membrane you are planning to purchase has appropriate cool roof properties. You’ll want to make sure that the TPO installed on your home or building meets the initial and three year energy star requirements.
What makes TPO roofing a green product? One of the reasons is TPO does not contain chlorine. As a result, there are no chlorine containing ingredients added during production.
For the best performance you’ll purchase a TPO membrane with a smooth surface. This is critical, as a smooth surface offers the best protection against dirt and debris. Which, over the years severely reduce the roof’s reflective properties and lead to accelerated aging.
Finally, if you are looking to take advantage of the TPO membrane’s cool roof properties. You will want to make sure that the membrane you purchase meets the initial and three year energy star requirements.
For more information regarding commercial roofing, please go to our website at https://jfergpros.com/commercial-roofing/.