Whether you have a commercial or residential building, a dependable roofing system is a necessity. While there are many roofing options available, some simply stand out from the rest. In the commercial setting, PVC and TPO single-ply membrane roofs are clearly ahead of other choices.
PVC Single Ply Membrane is no doubt the most popular of all flat roofing materials. In fact, some commercial general contractors even install only PVC membranes. They are a single layer of thermoplastic material. TPO, on the other hand, consists of ethylene propylene rubber bound with fiberglass, talc and carbon filler. These fillers increase the strength and durability of the TPO membranes.
Here’s a look at what makes these roofing options the best choice for your place of business.
PVC seams are heat-welded, thus forming a watertight bond. The welded seams are actually stronger than the material itself. This is crucial as water leaks are the foremost cause of commercial roofing problems. For proper waterproofing, ask your local commercial general contractors to install this material.
PVC roofs are especially strong and durable. They are able to resist impacts of up to 300 pounds per inch—better than the industry-recommended 200 PPI. You can use TPO in almost any type of building. Like PVC, TPO is appealing, lightweight and exceptionally resistant to wear and tear for many years to come.
Ease of Installation
While the installation of TPO is best done by roof system services experts, it’s no secret that it is one of the less-complicated installations. It can be with metal plates that secure the PVC membrane to the roof deck. It can be also fully adhered or glued onto the roof deck system. TPO is also quite easy to install and maintain, thanks to the wider sheets and few seams of the TPO membranes.
PVC membranes are highly energy-efficient, reflecting solar energy instead of absorbing it. TPO is a popular choice for “green” building as there are no plasticizers added. Also, TPO does not degrade under UV radiation. It helps reduce the “heat island effect” and solar heat gain in the building.
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