TPO Roofing System Repair

TPO is an abbreviation for thermoplastic polyolefin. This type of single-ply roofing gives you great performance and excellent value. It is the most common material used on commercial properties, and can also be used on residential properties. Any property with a flat roof can benefit from this exceptional roofing system.

However, if you’re going to invest in a TPO roofing system for your property, you need to make sure you’re working with a qualified contractor to install and maintain it. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, that company is Texas Disaster Restoration. We have ample experience with TPO roofing systems and will ensure your new roof is installed correctly and maintained for the long haul. We would also be more than happy to tell you all about TPO roofing and whether it’s the right choice for your property.

Understanding TPO Roofing Systems

Since TPO roofing uses a white membrane, it reflects heat from the sun’s UV rays rather than absorbing it. It’s the ideal choice for flat or low-sloped roofs, especially in the hot, sunny climate we have here in the Metroplex. It protects the roof deck and building below from water penetration, acting like metal or shingles would on a more dramatically sloped roof.

It’s important to note that it’s vital to use TPO or a similar flat roofing system on flat roofs. In fact, if a roofing contractor ever tries telling you to use shingles on such a roof, do not hire them. Shingles simply cannot hold standing water, and water does not run off of flat and low-slope roofs as quickly as it does on higher-pitched roofs. Furthermore, most building codes bar shingles from being used on roofs below a certain pitch.

Advantages of TPO Roofs

There are four main benefits of TPO roofing:

1. Cost-Effectiveness: TPO roofs give you similar energy efficiency and the ability to weld hot air at a far lower cost than PVC.

2. Durability: TPO roofs are especially strong at the seams when compared to other flat roof materials.

3. Energy Efficiency: Since the TPO material reflects the sun’s rays, your property will stay much cooler during the summer.

4. Easy Installation: TPO weighs less than EPDM, making it much easier to move and saving you money on labor costs.

Common TPO Roofing Issues

There are three typical problems with TPO roofs:

1. Puncturing: While TPO roofing offers flexibility, it can also easily be punctured, especially from heavy foot traffic. Sharp tree branches and tools that fall can also cause punctures. We at Texas Disaster Restoration use protective mats during installation to prevent punctures.

2. UV Damage: While TPO roofs reflect most sunlight, they are not immune to the sun’s harmful rays. Adhesives are used during the installation process that are very susceptible to sun damage. The sun can also cause the material itself to shrink, leading to leaks and compromised energy efficiency.

3. Improper Installation: Even the best roofing material in the world won’t work correctly if it isn’t installed correctly. But when you hire Texas Disaster Restoration, you’ll never have to worry about that.

Service Areas for TPO Roof Repairs

Texas Disaster Restoration serves the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We are a family-owned business that will arrive at the jobsite, ready to go within an hour of your call. We’re available 24/7 with live operators to assist you anytime you need it. To learn more about the individual municipalities of the Metroplex we serve, we invite you to explore the pages linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions About TPO Roofs

1What type of system works best with a TPO roof?
While TPO is better for roofs that are mechanically attached, it’s versatile enough to be used in fully adhered and ballasted roofs too.
2How long does a TPO roof last?
If it’s installed and maintained properly, a TPO roof can last for more than 30 years.
3What colors are TPO roofs available in?
Typically, TPO roofs come in white, black, and gray. If you want maximum heat reflection, we suggest white.

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