What Might Cut Down on the Lifespan of Your TPO roof?

What Might Cut Down on the Lifespan of Your TPO roof?

TPO membranes are a great solution for covering commercial roofs. Due to their high flexibility, they can easily withstand temperature-induced stress, cover roof cracks and ensure permanent waterproofing.

TPO roofing membranes are resistant to fire, hail, and have a high flexibility in cold temperatures (up to -58F). In addition, a layer of embedded fiberglass provides the membrane with high dimensional stability. TPO membranes are free of plasticizers and compatible with all types of insulation. Application is particularly easy, even on top of an old bituminous membrane.

The white color of TPO membrane makes them an environmentally friendly solution that prevents the roof from overheating during the summer, improving the energy efficiency of the building. In addition, these roofing solutions provide an optimal basis for green roofs.

All good so far, but TPO roofing also has its vulnerabilities that must be taken into account.

They are relatively new products, so they are typically guaranteed for only up to 20 years, although they might resist longer. There are still things to learn about how they age and which factors might cut down on their lifespan.

So far, poorly adhered seams seem to be the biggest vulnerability, because TPO membrane is a material that has to be installed in pieces. Additionally, extreme heat and ponding water are expected to be the weak points.

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For more information about whether TPO roofing is right for your commercial property, learn more from the experts at https://www.interstateroof.com/, Interstate Roofing.

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