Thermoplastic olefin, also known as TPO, is a type of popular, single-ply roofing material used on flat or low-sloping roofs on commercial or industrial buildings.
Here are some features that you should know about before you choose the material for your new roof:
- Structure, size and installation – TPO comes in white sheets comprised from three layers, a TPO base layer, a fabric core and another TPO layer on the top. TPO sheets come in two sizes: the sheets intended for commercial use are 0.080 inch thick and 3 feet or 12 feet wide and the sheets intended for residential applications that are 0.045 or 0.060 inch thick and 6.5 feet wide. The sheets are either fastened with adhesives to the roof cover board or are fastened mechanically;
- Color options – TPO sheets are available in white, grey or black;
- Benefits – TPO membranes are very affordable and they require very little maintenance. The sheets are very flexible, therefore resistant to tearing and punctures; they are resistant even to the strongest UV radiations as well as to the exposure to chemicals and they enhance the building’s overall energy-efficiency, thus contributing to reducing energy needs. In terms of durability, TPO roofs can last for up to 30 years.
For additional information about flat roofing materials, give leading Colorado Springs commercial roofing contractors a call for expert consultation. You can trust them to provide you with the best information you need to make informed decisions regarding your commercial property.