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TPO: What Makes It a Great Commercial Roof?

TPO roofing installation is steadily rising as many business owners are starting to see the benefits of this commercial roofing material. This single-ply roofing membrane falls in the same price range of EPDM and PVC but has all the features and benefits of the two roofing options.

Our roofing experts at Harmony Home Improvement discusses why TPO is a great commercial roofing option.

What Is TPO?

Thermoplastic polyolefin membrane or TPO is a single-ply roofing system first introduced in the early 1990s as a more economical and efficient alternative to PVC roofing. The membrane itself is composed of three distinct layers: the TPO polymer base, the polyester-reinforced fabric center or scrim and the thermoplastic polyolefin-compounded top ply.

Like other commercial roofing systems, TPO membrane uses common fillers, such as talc, fiberglass and carbon fiber, to name a few. Rubber is also used in the manufacturing of this membrane, such as ethylene-propylene rubber and EPDM.

An Economical Choice

One of the main factors that makes TPO roofing an attractive option is its reasonable and economical cost. TPO has all the benefits of PVC roofing, such as high energy efficiency and hot-air weldable seams, but at a significantly lower cost.

Higher Durability

TPO also boasts higher natural durability when compared with other thermoplastic membranes. It resists mold growth, dirt accumulation and tears and punctures. Reinforced TPO membranes also handle a building’s thermal expansion and contraction more effectively and are flexible enough to allow for the property itself to move or settle.

Easy to Install

TPO membranes are made with wider sheets and are naturally lightweight, making them easier to install as there are less seams. That said, it’s still better to have a roofing contractor install your new TPO membrane to avoid any problems that may result from poor installation.

As one of Connecticut’s top commercial roofing contractors, Harmony Home Improvement guarantees excellent workmanship and proper installation when you work with us. Call us today at (860) 516-9103 to learn more about our services. We offer expert TPO roofing installation in Hartford, CT.


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