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Month: March 2021

Looking for an Energy-Efficient Roof? Switch to a TPO Roof

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A quality and well-maintained roofing system is a crucial part of a commercial building’s structural integrity. The right commercial roof can safeguard your building’s interior from harsh weather and aid with fire prevention.

If the commercial roofing system of your business has seen better days, consider replacing it with a roof made of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO).

What is a TPO Roof?

This light-reflective and thin roofing system features a few different types of rubber, usually a combination of ethylene-propylene and polypropylene. 

The TPO membrane consists of three layers: the compounded upper ply, a polyester-reinforced fabric center known as the scrim, and the polymer base. The membrane itself is single-ply, which means that it can cover the whole roof surface. 

Advantages of a TPO Roofing System

A TPO roof, when properly installed and maintained, will last up to 30 years. Apart from being long-lasting, this roofing system comes with these other valuable benefits:

Energy Savings

Many commercial building owners prefer TPO roofing systems over other options due to the reflective nature of the membranes. The reflective and white materials exceed the ENERGY STAR requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency. What’s more, the TPO roof’s tan, gray and white colors are part of the Cool Roof Rating Council index. And furthermore, WaterTight Roofing has been a member of the Cool Roof Council for years!

An energy-efficient roofing system contributes to the reduction in utility expenses. The TPO roof helps keep the building comfortably cool by preventing the accumulation of heat within the structure. Your business establishment, therefore, won’t have to crank up the AC to stay comfortable during the hot summer days. 

Easy to Maintain

TPO is a low-maintenance roofing system. Algae and mildew growth are likely to develop on the surface but it does not require power washing. It’s also excellent at resisting tears, punctures, and dirt build-up. An easy-to-maintain roofing product can save you money down the road, as you don’t have to clean and maintain it often. 

Easy to Install

The sheets of a TPO roof membrane are lightweight, allowing commercial roofing contractors to install this roofing system easily. What’s more, the TPO sheets are wide, translating to fewer seams that demand attention.

Also, contractors can install TPO in various ways. These professionals, for instance, can attach the roofing system directly to the roof deck or with adhesives. 

Thanks to the ease and quickness of installation, commercial building owners can pay less when installing a TPO roofing system. 

Adaptable to Various Commercial Building Styles

TPO roofing comes in a variety of colors, including light gray, black and white. You can choose a color that complements the overall design of your commercial establishment.

Let Us Handle Your Commercial Roofing Needs 

Over time, roofing systems can take a beating and require replacement. When you need to replace the roof on your commercial property, let Watertight Roofing take care of this job for you.

We install, repair, and maintain energy-efficient single-ply TPO roofing systems on commercial buildings. Our experienced and skilled roofers have done top-notch work in more than 14 regions in the southern United States. When you come to us for reroofing, we do our best to make the process as easy as possible. This is our WaterTight Commitment to you. 

Call 888.809.9976 or fill out our contact form today to request a free roof assessment.