TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) and PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) Roofing Systems
In terms of “cool roof” standards, these non-asphalt based roofing membranes pass the grade. These systems reflect the ray of the sun that serves to maintain the cooler temperatures in your building. Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) are both white thermoplastic roof systems that possess highly reflective roof membranes. They are highly resistant to a lot of chemicals as well as to ultraviolet light and have incredibly good weathering characteristics. The membranes of these systems are tear- and puncture-resistant besides possessing a reinforced scrim. Thermoplastic roofs are inherently strong at their seams because their sheets are fused together with hot air. They are also light-weight and perfect for use as roof-over (second generation) applications.
We can help you with any available Federal, State and Utility company incentives and rebates which can be gained when you install these energy efficient roof systems (“cool roofs”) into your building.
For PVC and TPO roof systems, three installation methods are usually utilized that are cost effective and lightweight:
Point-affixed – this type of installation is perfect for retrofit installation over metal applications, plates. The Point-affixed system is installed at set intervals. The roof membrane is directly welded into the plates.
Fully Adhered – the Fully Adhered type of installation bonds the membrane directly into the affixed insulation board or to other types of roofing membrane substrate.
Mechanically Attached – mechanical fasteners are used to affix the roof membrane to the structural deck