Hulsey Contracting Inc Offer’s TPO Roofing Systems. Using GAF
What is TPO?
The TPO membrane was first introduced to the roofing market in the early 1990s as a more economical and efficient alternative that was thought to replace PVC roofing products. TPO is a single-ply roofing system consisting of a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane. This membrane is composed of three layers:
1. TPO polymer base.
2. polyester-reinforced fabric center (scrim).
3. thermoplastic polyolefin compounded top ply.
One of the factors that make TPO roofing attractive both in residential and commercial construction is its reasonable cost. TPO offers many of the same benefits as PVC roofing, such as hot-air weldable seams and energy efficiency, but at a lower cost.
In comparison to other thermoplastic membranes, TPO resists mold growth, dirt accumulation, tears impact, and punctures. It is made to be flexible and can allow for a home’s or building’s movement or settling. Reinforced TPO membranes can handle a building’s thermal expansion and contraction more effectively than other single-ply roofing products.
The energy efficiency of TPO roofing membranes makes them highly attractive to home owners who want to have the benefits of savings on their cooling costs as well as help the environment by reducing the carbon footprint. TPO’s membrane’s white reflective surface exceeds the EPA’s ENERGY STAR requirements and white, tan and gray are listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council. This means that having a TPO roof on your home or building will keep the interior thermally comfortable on hot summer days while reducing your air conditioning costs.