You have many options when it comes to your commercial roofing, and ABF Roofing in Lubbock, Texas, offers commercial TPO roofing to make sure that your roof is in great shape and lasts for years to come. TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin and is one of the fastest growing, single ply roofing membranes on the market. TPO is made up of a single layer of synthetic rubbers and reinforcing scrim that naturally reflects UV rays and strengthens performance. This type of roof conserves energy and improves utility costs largely in part to the fact that its reflective, white surface keeps buildings cool during the hottest times of the year. This is especially good for TPO roofing in Lubbock’s weather and especially this summer as we are recording triple-digit temperatures weekly! Before its application, Insulation is installed. The different types of insulation used with TPO include:
- Polyiso or Polyisocyanurate – This is one of the most frequently used insulation types for roofing applications. Though it is expensive, it has a high-R value rating, which means it is made to withstand heat very well.
- EPS or Expanded Polystyrene – EPS also has a high R-value and is used in roofing as well as floor and wall insulation. Additionally, it is water resistant, which is great for ensuring leaks do not occur.
- (XPS) Extruded Polystyrene – This comes in pink, blue, or green. It is a semipermeable material that has a perm rating of 1, which means that only a very small amount of water vapor can pass through the material.
Following the insulation installation, TPO membranes are either mechanically fastened or affixed through an adhesive that bonds to the cover board. After the membrane has been rolled into place, the seams created are welded together with a hot-air gun. The roof can be fastened on with various adhesives and welded in areas that need extra adhesive, such as a chimney. With proper application, TPO roofing can last from 10-20 years or more. ABF Roofing is proud to offer the best commercial TPO roofing in Lubbock, Texas. Get in touch with us today to learn more!!