TPO Roofing Membrane

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					TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) is a single ply roofing membrane which is used on
Commercial and Residential buildings. Because the membrane is thin, ranging from
45 to 80 Mil's thick, it is light in weight yet durable and remains flexible to
accommodate the expansion and contraction of varying climates. More technically
speaking, TPOis a trade name that refers to polymer, polyethylene, polypropylene,
BCPP, rubber, and a reinforcement filler. This roof system is taking over the
construction industry because it remains flexible (like EPDM) yet has heat weldable
seams (like PVC) and is usually white, which saves significantly on energy costs.
When TPO was new to the roofing industry, it underwent the typical developmental
challenges (quite similar to PVC membrane's issues). But the reputation of Versico is
head and shoulders above the rest as it has consistently provided a high quality
roofing solution. Most TPO manufacturers have figured out a long lasting formula for
their TPO's, but Versico continues to lead the way. In February of 2010, an article was
published by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) informing
consumers of the likelihood of accelerated aging in certain conditions where the UV
rays concentrate on the membrane due to reflective surfaces that are adjacent to the
roof surface. Examples of these surfaces would be large mirror windows next to a
roof surface, or reflective flashing on a wall above the roof. Accelerated deterioration
from focused UV Rays is not necessarily unique to TPO, but because TPO is
becoming so widely used today, the article focused on the TPO roofing membrane
needing to be upgraded in situations such as these. Once again Versico has led the
way in this solution. Every Versico Membrane is enhanced with Octaguard XT
Weathering Package in its sheet. This enhances the product to give more life to the
sheet. In fact the Versico TPO membrane can withstand over 60 days at a constant 275
deg F without showing signs of material failure. Most others manufacturers do not
withstand this lab test without showing deterioration. Aside from the material quality,
there is still one major consideration: Any roofing system is only as good as the who
install it! It doesn't matter how good the material is, if the installers are not
experienced, the quality level of the entire roof system will suffer. Seek out a
company who has been installing TPO membrane for at least 5 years. Brady Roofing
has been installing TPO full time for 12 years on Commercial buildings as well as
Residential homes. They are factory trained and certified. We provide service around
the country for flat and pitched roofs. We are experts at installing TPO and other
roofing systems. To learn more about Brady Roofing, visit our website:
http://www.EliteRoofingWI.com Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC
provides detailed information about shingles, cedar shingles, fiberglass shingles and
more. Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC is affiliated with the National
Roofing Contractors Association. TPO Roofing Membrane Contractors

				
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