The traditional commercial roof is a black, rubber EPDM roof. But now there are widely available roof alternatives such as PVC, TPO, and more. TPO commercial roofs have only been commercially available since the early 1990s, and they have the fastest growing demand when it comes time for property owners to invest in a new roof. Here are 3 main advantages of a TPO roof:
- TPO membranes are flexible and durable. Buildings shift, especially in the extreme heat, and you need a roof that can move and settle with your property without tearing, cracking, or getting stressed. A TPO roof can also withstand dirt, bacteria, and debris that builds up on its surface, as well as chemicals and ozone.
- TPO roofs are better for the environment than other roofing systems. Energy bills are a constant concern, no matter how small or large your property is, and getting a traditional, black rubber roof can drive air conditioning bills astronomically high. TPO roofs come in light colors to reflect heat away. The chemical makeup of TPO roofs is also good for the environment since it does not contain chlorine, and it is completely recyclable.
- These roofs can be installed quickly. Roof installation usually results in downtime for the business in the building. Whether you have a store that must temporarily close or you have an office where the building hours get shortened, roof construction can eat away at a business's bottom line. That's why it's important to find a process that can be installed quickly but will also last a long time between repairs and replacement. TPO roofs are installed in wide sheets, which leads to a quick project completion.
TPO roofs might be a newer process, but they're quickly becoming more and more popular. If you're in the market for a new commercial roof, and you're looking for one that can be quickly installed, is water impermeable, and will last a long time, contact us today to learn more and to get started on your next roofing project.