Saving money on energy bills is becoming a bigger priority for businesses everywhere, and having the right roof on your commercial building can make a major difference. TPO (Thermoplastic-Olephine Roofing) is a great option to make your roof more efficient and help reduce your energy bills.
TPO roofing membranes are compounded from a blend of polypropylene (PP) and ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) polymers. Flame-retardants, pigments, UV absorbers and other proprietary ingredients may be included in TPO roofing formulations. The membranes usually are produced in white sheets, but other colors may be obtained as well. They are aesthetically pleasing, lightweight, highly reflective and tear resistant. TPO roof membranes exhibit positive physical properties, such as heat aging, cold temperature flexibility, puncture resistance and tear strength. They also are resistant to degradation from exposure to animal fats, some hydrocarbon oils and vegetable oils. They also are resistant to microbial attack and will not support the growth of microorganisms. TPO roof membrane systems may be specified as ballasted, fully adhered or mechanically attached to an approved substrate. Fully adhered systems may be bonded using liquid adhesive or a factory-applied self-adhering adhesive.
On a hot summer day in Chicago, a black roof can reach temperatures 175 F plus. On the same day, the highly reflective white surface of a TPO Roofing System can be as low as 115 F. As a result of the high reflectivity and emittance qualities of the white membrane, much less solar radiation is transmitted through the roof
Our “GAF Certified” TPO roofing experts at C&R Commercial Roofing, Inc. will install the best roof available to make your commercial property as energy efficient as possible.
Benefits of TPO Roofing:
--Very durable and long lasting
--Easy to maintain and repair
--Heat reflective to save on energy bills
--Lower cost than many alternative materials