TPO & Flat Roofing
There are a wide ranging of roofing materials and structures that are worth considering for you property. For most residential roofs, asphalt shingles and slats are most popular, while other options, like metal roofing, are gaining increased relevance. For commercial roofs, on the other hand, TPO and flat roof setups are the more obvious choice. At AR Roofers of Jonesboro, we’ve helped with the design and implementation of TPO and flat roofing many, many times, so we feel we’re well placed to handle such requests that come our way. There are various advantages and strengths to TPO and flat roofing – a few of which we’ll run through below – but the bottom line is that you get outstanding practical and value-packed installation, especially when you choose our team. Learn more about TPO and flat roofing by reading below. If you have any other questions that need answering, speak to our customer service team as soon as possible.
What is TPO Roofing?
There’s a good chance that, if you’re not in the roofing industry, you’ve never come across TPO roofing in the past. So, what exactly is it? In simple terms, TPO roofing is a type of single ply roofing membrane. It’s created using thermoplastic polyolefin. In general, the entire composition includes a few layers. There’s a single synthetic layer and a reinforcing scrim. For the most part, TPO roofing is used on flat roofs and low pitched roofs. You’ll find TPO roofing materials manufactured in 10, 12 and 20 feet-wide sheets. Although TPO is a relative newcomer to the industry, it already makes up around 40% of the commercial market, which is a remarkable rise in popularity.
One of the reasons that TPO roofing is a great choice for low pitched and flat roofs is its reflectivity. It usually has a white appearance, which is very effective at reflecting sunlight. Of course, this means it doesn’t just reflect light, but heat too. As you can probably guess, this keeps the building cooler and reduces the amount of energy required to regulate the temperature of the building’s interior. For many commercial locations – think manufacturing facilities and other similar operations – this is a major benefit. Regardless of your property’s purpose, this reduced energy usage could save you thousands and thousands of dollars in the long run.
Fire Rating Performance
If your property is home to a lot of heavy industrial work, you’ll probably realize there’s a chance that accidents could take place – and that might mean a fire. If that happens, there’s a possibility that the entire building could go up in flames. To prevent such outcomes, it’s best to integrate fire retardant materials wherever possible. This is yet another area where TPO shines. It boasts an excellent fire rating, which could save you some serious cash.
About to construct a new roof? If so, it’s well worth considering a flat roof. Easily and affordably installed, a flat roof is extremely versatile in nature, allows easy access onto the roof, and is surprisingly energy efficient. It doesn’t really matter what you have planned for your flat roof, you can expect exceptional service from the setup.