Semper West Builders LLC is a BBB A+ accredited company that has more than three decades of experience in Frederick, Maryland. Our company is dedicated to share our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience about TPO roofs with anyone. In case your home is in need of repairs in roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters, that may be for either commercial or residential purposes, we have highly reliable contractors that are willing to provide the needed assistance. We assign a lead supervisor for every job site to make sure that the service we provide to every customer and workmanship is of great quality. Our company is capable of providing high quality TPO Roofs for any building.
Wonderful TPO Roofs You Can Truly Depend On
The single-ply membrane in roofing called Thermoplastic Polyolefin or TPO is among the market’s roofing systems that is growing the fastest commercially. These TPO systems in roofing are composed of a reinforcement scrim and a synthetic layer that are used as a covering for flat roofs.
Membranes of TPO underwent manufacturing in sheets that have a width of ten, twelve, or twenty feet. These sheet then get rolled up and brought to a commercial facility.
Since the TPO has a surface that naturally reflects UV rays, it was able to gain the acceptance of the industry. According to the NRCA or National Roofing Contractor’s Association, the TPO has now taken around 40% of the share in the market for commercial roofing.
The Installation of TPO Roofing
After preparing the existing substrate that may get completed through removing or cleaning the existing roof, you can have the insulation installed. The following are some of the types of options in insulation that any facility owner or manager can select from:
- XPS or Extruded Polystyrene – Oftentimes this is defined by its pink, green, or blue color that falls in between EPS and Polyiso when it comes to the performance and price range. The semipermeable XPS has a 1 perm rating.
- EPS or Expanded Polystyrene – Since this has the R-value that is highest for every dollar, the EPS is used as an insulation for the floor, roof, and wall. Since it doesn’t retain the water over time, it may also be in use for contact to the ground.
- Polyiso or Polyisocyanurate – Here is the insulation type for applications in roofing that is used most often. Even if it can be more expensive, it usually pays off because of its higher rating in R-value.
You may have the TPO membrane fastened mechanically or attached to the cover board with the use of a bonding adhesive. Whenever the membrane gets rolled out, the contractor returns and utilizes a gun with hot-air so he can have the seams welded to each other.
The TPO Roofing’s Advantages
Whenever TPO Roofs are properly maintained and installed, this single-ply commercial membrane may last for three decades. Here is a list of the benefits of roofing systems with a membrane that is single-ply:
Fire Rating of Class A
EPDM and TPO membranes are capable of achieving the fire resistance listings of Class A by the UL or Underwriters Laboratories through adding chemicals that are fire retardant as it undergoes the process of manufacturing.
Retentive or Reflective
Generally, the TPO is highly reflective and generally white. EPDM is at the spectrum’s other side as it is usually described as a “Black Roof” because of the membrane’s naturally dark color.
Insulation Chosen by Customers
Since the insulation factor is not included in roofing membranes with a single-ply, customers may have additional options that they can choose from in order to have the roof of the facility insulated.
Ways TPO Roofing Can Help Save Money
TPO materials that are most common have a bright white color with properties that are highly reflective. Installing a roof that is bright white can help in the reflection of the heat and UV rays from the building and allow people to save money during summer because of the decrease in the use of energy to make the interior of the building cool.
For decades, Roofing Systems with a Single-Ply Membrane are what people often rely on for manufacturing, industrial, and commercial facilities. Our company is highly capable of installing efficient and sustainable systems for roofing with various TPO materials.
Offering highly recommended TPO Roofing, Semper West also specializes in CertainTeed, Tamko and GAF products. Our company can help you find a roof that can fit any budget. We have installers that underwent extensive certification and training for every roofing product in Frederick, MD. Our company operates in Virginia and Maryland and our roofing company provides service of the best quality. Aside from that, we always make sure that our installers, project supervisors, and estimators were able to complete the needed training and process in certification. Contact us to get a free quote or schedule a free estimate.