- March 10, 2015
- Posted by: Chris Martin
- Category: General Information
Previously, we wrote a post about the benefits of roof coating systems, which includes TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofs. This material, specifically, has many advantages associated with it. To help you understand why it could end up as the right choice for you, we’ve gathered some information about it:
To create TPO materials, a relatively recent technology gets utilized to chemically bind ethylene, propylene, and rubber. After this, things such as talc, carbon filler, and fiber glass get filled in to reinforce durability and longevity in the material. TPO has become the fastest growing single ply roofing option on the market.
Advantages of Material:
With TPO, you get the best of both EPDM and PVC roofing. Many things that affect other roof types, such as dirt, algae, and debris, don’t harm TPO, or do so at a much lower rate. Because of its malleable nature, it more readily avoids damage from cuts and punctures. Also, it reflects up to 80% of sunlight’s ultra violet rays; this reduces cooling costs that would otherwise be increased by midday heat gain.
Hopefully this information has helped you understand this material better. If you have any other questions, please ask our qualified roofers. Here at Dolphin Construction and Remodeling, LLC, we offer TPO installation alongside a wide array of other roofing services. For more information, please give us a call at (316) 210-9543.