TPO commercial roofing membranes have become the fastest growing commercial roofing products on the market today. TPO single-ply roof membranes are constructed from ethylene propylene rubber. They have successfully combined the durability of EPDM rubber with the proven performance of weldable seams. As demand increases for heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. The seam strengths of TPO are said to be 3 to 4 times those of EPDM’s adhesive and tape seams.
TPO commercial has good flexibility to allow for building movement and is extremely resistant to tears and punctures. TPO’s are available in thicknesses of either 45 mils (.045″) or 60 mils (.060″). Although they are available in grey and black, the majority of our customers select white to increase the roofs reflectivity.
Old Pro Roofing installs TPO membranes that are fully-adhered, or mechanically-attached. Fully-adhered roofs are “glued” to the substrate using a special adhesive. The glue will then create a chemical bond with the membrane. In a mechanically-attached system, a screw-type fastener is used to secure the membrane to the substrate.
With proper installation, a TPO commercial roof will typically last 10-20 years, depending on the type of installation and the material used. Old Pro Roofing has extensive experience installing TPO roofing systems and would love to discuss the options available for your commercial roofing needs.