Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane that is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market. TPO membrane roofing systems are made up of a single layer of synthetics and reinforcing scrim that can be used to cover flat roofs and low-slope roofs.
One of the outstanding features of TPO is that it’s made from environment-friendly and recyclable materials that have UV-resistant properties that assist in the reduction of home energy consumption. If it’s installed and maintained properly, you can expect that it will last for up to 30 years or more.
TPO also has dirt build-up, tears, and puncture-resistant properties, making it a low maintenance roofing system. However, it’s less resistant to chemicals, so it’s not the best option if it will be exposed to harsh chemicals or grease. As part of its easy maintenance, it can be repaired through several methods like scoring by using a kitchen scrubber, M1 sealant to patch holes, and to prime through a TPO primer.
This type of roofing system is best installed through ballasted installation wherein the membrane is laid across the substrate rather than being glued or fastened in one area. There’s a notion that this single-ply membrane roofing is expensive because it’s commonly used as a commercial roofing material, but it’s one of the roofing systems that have several types of catering to different types of budgets.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin has forms of geoengineering, such as the reflective surface that can reflect UV rays making it a “cool roof.” This roofing membrane is manufactured in sheets 10, 12, or 20 feet wide to cater to a larger target market. It may have a lot of advantages, but it also has its downsides like it’s vulnerable to leaks and it tends to get brittle over time.
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Fleece Back Plus TPO
Fleece Back Plus membrane can only be used in fully-adhered roofing systems, where’s it’s adhered with hot asphalt. This white membrane pre-printed with lap lines and provides enhanced puncture resistance, especially in areas more prone to hail. This TPO membrane has high reflectivity and durability, making it one of the most high-performing, dependable roofing options on the market.
Fleece Back TPO
Unlike Fleece Back Plus, it can be used in both fully-adhered and mechanically attached roofing systems in new construction. When it’s installed together with bonding adhesive, it can provide superior-excellent wind uplift performance and that won’t produce odor, so it can be used safely on establishments such as hospitals. Fleece back TPO has versatile use with its eight color selections depending on the preference of the installer or the property owner.
A Self-Adhering TPO is used in fully adhered roofing systems in new construction, reroofing, recover (retrofit) applications and features a split release liner. It can’t be installed below 40°F and used over wood fiberboard, EPS, or XPS. As the name implies, it makes use of a self-adhering technology for ease of installation. It’s described as kick-it, peel-it, and stick-it adhesive for an environmentally friendly installation suitable for installing it in occupied buildings, schools, nursing homes, or hospitals.
What makes this self-adhered roofing system outstanding is that the installation is made faster and that the use of this membrane can significantly reduce application error. However, it’s still important to apply it properly because too much adhesive can destroy the system, while inadequate adhesive may compromise the bond.
It’s used in mechanically-attached and fully-adhered roofing systems in new construction. It may also be used as flexible membrane flashings for walls, curbs, etc., for TPO roofing membrane roofing systems. It has a patent-pending technology that delivers heat aging and UV degradation for advanced protection for your property. What makes a Standard TPO stand out is that it can transform a simple roof into a visually aesthetic one with its different colors, whether pre-formulated colors or unlimited custom colors.
TPO with CLEAN Film
An optional CLEAN film is a temporary protective film applied to the top surface of the membrane during manufacturing. By protecting the membrane surface from scuffs and dirt accumulation during installation, this protective film can save labor and time by helping to eliminate the need for roof cleaning upon project completion so cleanup isn’t necessary once the job is done.
Used in mechanically attached and fully adhered roofing systems in new construction, reroofing and recover (retrofit) applications. It is polyester-reinforced; Available in 5′ and 10′ widths by 100′ length; 60 and 80 mil thickness; Fully adhered, mechanically attached and ballasted systems. It’s also available in medium bronze, patina green, rock brown, slate gray and terra cotta.
Accessories for TPO roofing systems are available in the following: