Commercial TPO Flat Roofs
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membrane roofing products have gained in stature and
market recognition in recent years. St.Louis roofing contractors utilize a variety of TPO system products, in
part, because the flexibility of the systems allows them to withstand wide temperature fluctuations without
losing their structural integrity.
Why use a TPO? The following items highlight the benefits of TPO roofing, especially on flat commercial roofing.
Sun and heat – TPO materials are both UV and heat resistant, vital in large commercial buildings. In St.Louis Missouri Commercial roofers know the damage that sunlight and heat can cause. Lesser products don’t have the same capabilities and that leads to more frequent and costly roof repairs and replacements.
Strength – TPOs are heat weldable, making it possible to form a single membrane that is as much as 4 times as strong as other membranous systems. Flat roofing, common in commercial use, takes the worst beating from the elements, especially hail and sunlight. TPO roofing has shown that it can take more punishment than other types of roofing.
Expansion – Flat roofing systems must allow for a good deal of expansion and contraction, according to temperature fluctuations. TPO systems have great flexibility, which prevents cracking.
Environment – TPO products are friendly to the environment. Materials can all be recycled and heat reflection qualities mean greater energy efficiency when it comes to temperature control. Less money and energy are spent to keep interior building temperatures within ranges.
Color – Color choices are available in TPO roofing systems, allowing them to blend or contrast with surroundings as needed.
Durability – With the correct installation and maintenance of a commercial TPO roofing system should last from 10 – 20 years. The greatest single factor that affects the lifespan of a roof, along with a choice of materials, is how well the roof was installed.
Maintenance – TPO roofs are mildew and algae resistant, making them good choices in a variety of climate situations.
Altmann Roofing and Construction, LLC in Arnold, MO is one of the top roofers and contractors in Missouri. From our humble beginnings, we have grown our company with a simple formula of "Commitment to Excellence."
Contact an Altmann roofing professional to find out more about TPO roofing and whether or not it can work for your project.