TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) is a single ply roofing membrane, which is used in Residential and Commercial buildings. Because the membrane is slim, ranging from 45 to 80 Mil’s thick, it is lightweight and durable, and is flexible to accommodate the expansion and contraction of different climates. More technically speaking, TPO is a brand name that refers to polymer, polyethylene, polypropylene, BCPP, rubber, and a reinforcement filler. This roof system is taking over the construction industry because it remains flexible (like EPDM) yet has heat weldable seams (like PVC) and is usually white, which saves a lot on energy costs.
When TPO was new to the roofing industry, it underwent the typical developmental challenges (quite similar to PVC or QAR membrane issues). But the reputation of Versico is head and shoulders above the rest, so, it has been providing a high quality roofing solution. Most TPO manufacturers have figured out a long lasting formula for their TPO’s, but Versico continues to lead the way.
In February 2010, an article was published by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) informing consumers of the probability of accelerated aging in certain conditions where the UV rays concentrate in the membrane due to reflective surfaces that are adjacent to the roof surface. Examples of these surfaces would be large mirror windows next to a roof surface, or reflective flashing on a wall above the roof. Accelerated deterioration from focused UV Rays is not necessarily unique to TPO, but because TPO is becoming so widely utilized today, the article focused on the TPO roofing membrane needing to be upgraded in situations such as these. Once more Versico has led the way in this solution.
Every Versico Membrane is enhanced with Octaguard XT Weathering Package in its sheet. This improves the product to give more life to the sheet. In fact the Versico TPO membrane can withstand over 60 days at a constant 275 ° F) without showing signs of material failure. Most others manufacturers do not withstand this lab test without showing deterioration.
In addition to the quality of the material, it is still an important question: Any roofing system is only as good as the who install it! No matter how good the material is, if the installers are not experienced, the quality of the entire roof system will suffer. Look for a company that has been installing TPO membrane for at least 5 years.
Elite Roofing has been installing TPO full time for 12 years on Commercial buildings and Residential buildings. They are factory trained and certified. We offer services throughout the country for the tv and the ceiling. We are experts at installing TPO and other systems of coverage. To learn more about Elite Roofing, visit our website: TPO Roofing Contractor at http://www.eliteroofingwi.com
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