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WHY CHOOSE US?

Founded 1985

Licensed | Bonded | Insured

A+ Rated BBB Member

Outstanding Customer Service

24-Hour Emergency Repair Service

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Definitions

A TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roof is a single-ply roofing membrane that is commonly used on flat or low-slope roofs. It is known for its durability, energy efficiency, and ease of installation. Below is a schematic of a typical TPO roof system:

1. TPO membrane: The main waterproofing layer of the roof, typically made of a single-ply thermoplastic material.

2. Insulation: Provides thermal resistance and helps to regulate temperature in the building.

3. Cover board: A rigid layer that provides protection for the insulation and increases the overall durability of the roof.

4. Roof deck: The structural base of the roof, usually made of plywood or metal.

5. Flashing: Metal strips that are installed around roof penetrations, edges, and corners to prevent water infiltration.

6. Edge detail: A termination bar or metal edge that helps to secure the TPO membrane at the perimeter of the roof.

7. Roof membrane adhesive: A bonding adhesive used to secure the TPO membrane to the insulation or cover board.

8. Roofing screws and plates: Fasteners used to secure the TPO membrane to the roof deck.

9. Roof drain: A drainage system that allows water to flow off the roof and away from the building. 10. Roof curb: A raised structure that supports rooftop equipment such as HVAC units or skylights. Overall, a TPO roof system is a cost-effective and reliable option for commercial and industrial buildings. Its white reflective surface can help reduce energy costs by reflecting heat and UV rays, making it a popular choice for green building projects.

ABOUT TPO

A TPO roof structure, short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, represents a modern roofing solution admired for its durability and versatility.

At its core, a TPO roof system encompasses a single-ply roofing membrane, ingeniously reinforced by a securely installed solid substrate, which frequently takes the form of an engineered insulation system.

Typically employed on flat or low-sloping roofs, TPO roofing offers a comprehensive solution for diverse architectural needs. One notable aspect of TPO roofing lies in its flexibility, allowing it to adapt to various installation requirements and building designs with ease. The TPO roof membrane, available in a range of thicknesses, commonly spans from 40-mil to 80-mils or even thicker, catering to specific project demands and environmental factors. This variability in thickness ensures that TPO roofs can effectively withstand the rigors of different climates and provide long-lasting protection against the elements. Additionally, the composition of TPO membranes often includes advanced additives and reinforcements, enhancing their resistance to UV radiation, punctures, and other external stresses. Thus, TPO roofing emerges as a comprehensive solution, offering both structural integrity and aesthetic appeal for a wide array of commercial and industrial applications.

Definitions

A TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roof is a single-ply roofing membrane that is commonly used on flat or low-slope roofs. It is known for its durability, energy efficiency, and ease of installation. Below is a schematic of a typical TPO roof system:

1. TPO membrane: The main waterproofing layer of the roof, typically made of a single-ply thermoplastic material.

2. Insulation: Provides thermal resistance and helps to regulate temperature in the building.

3. Cover board: A rigid layer that provides protection for the insulation and increases the overall durability of the roof.

4. Roof deck: The structural base of the roof, usually made of plywood or metal.

5. Flashing: Metal strips that are installed around roof penetrations, edges, and corners to prevent water infiltration.

6. Edge detail: A termination bar or metal edge that helps to secure the TPO membrane at the perimeter of the roof.

7. Roof membrane adhesive: A bonding adhesive used to secure the TPO membrane to the insulation or cover board.

8. Roofing screws and plates: Fasteners used to secure the TPO membrane to the roof deck.

9. Roof drain: A drainage system that allows water to flow off the roof and away from the building. 10. Roof curb: A raised structure that supports rooftop equipment such as HVAC units or skylights. Overall, a TPO roof system is a cost-effective and reliable option for commercial and industrial buildings. Its white reflective surface can help reduce energy costs by reflecting heat and UV rays, making it a popular choice for green building projects.

ABOUT TPO

A TPO roof structure, short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, represents a modern roofing solution admired for its durability and versatility.

At its core, a TPO roof system encompasses a single-ply roofing membrane, ingeniously reinforced by a securely installed solid substrate, which frequently takes the form of an engineered insulation system.

Typically employed on flat or low-sloping roofs, TPO roofing offers a comprehensive solution for diverse architectural needs. One notable aspect of TPO roofing lies in its flexibility, allowing it to adapt to various installation requirements and building designs with ease. The TPO roof membrane, available in a range of thicknesses, commonly spans from 40-mil to 80-mils or even thicker, catering to specific project demands and environmental factors. This variability in thickness ensures that TPO roofs can effectively withstand the rigors of different climates and provide long-lasting protection against the elements. Additionally, the composition of TPO membranes often includes advanced additives and reinforcements, enhancing their resistance to UV radiation, punctures, and other external stresses. Thus, TPO roofing emerges as a comprehensive solution, offering both structural integrity and aesthetic appeal for a wide array of commercial and industrial applications.

Step 5 – Weld the seams

TPO Granules Are Turned Into Sheeting

Today, many products are available which still contain these basic elements; others have been introduced which contain other ingredients, but which exhibit similar basic performance characteristics. One of the very earliest recognized benefits of these membrane systems relates to their seaming technology, the most critical area for flexible membrane performance. TPO materials, by definition, can be joined together by chemical or heat welding, both of which produce permanent bonds of extremely high strength. For roofing, heat welding is preferred and special manual and automatic welding equipment has been developed to produce fused, impermeable seams.

The equipment which is clean, readily maintainable and easy to use can be adjusted to accommodate different ambient weather conditions to maximize seam integrity. Another characteristic of TPO roofing systems is versatility. Their ability to be installed fully adhered, mechanically fastened, as well as ballasted, ensures their applicability to almost any roofing situation. Barrels, domes, and steep slopes can be accommodated as well as large expansive flat roofs. Industrial buildings, airports, and huge factories have all realized the benefits of TPO roofing, as have small strip malls, individual fast-food or convenience stores and institutional structures such as schools, museums, and hospitals.

A further benefit of TPO roofing materials is their ease of maintenance and repair. When properly formulated and installed, these materials have demonstrated service lives in excess of 30 years. Periodic inspections should be performed as with any roofing systems; the remedy of problems for normal “wear and tear” is generally uncomplicated. Because of their chemical makeup, they do not require re-coating, re-surfacing, or re-saturating for them to retain their as-manufactured properties.

Any tears, cuts, or seam openings are easily corrected by using the same welding techniques as are originally used. Installation of new fixtures or penetrations through the roof surface is easily achieved by joining new flashing material to the in-place installation. This feature readily translates into lower maintenance costs, as smaller amounts of materials and less labor are required for their completion. If you are in need of a commercial TPO roof system, your current TPO roof is in need of repair, fill out the information below, or call us today at 832-671-1357 and one of our TPO roof experts will provide immediate assistance.

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