TPO vs. PVC Roofing
In the flat roof market, TPO roofing, or thermoplastic polyolefin roofing, has steadily gained popularity over PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, roofing. While there are benefits to both types of roofing, there are also important differences to be aware of when choosing a roofing material.
The Benefits of TPO and PVC roofing
There are several advantages to both types of roofing materials. They are both thermoplastic materials that are more resistant to roof leaks and less likely to experience seam failure. They are also resistant to puncture and can be easily repaired if necessary. Additionally, like PVC, TPO is also considered a “green” roofing material in that it is white in color and can reflect heat off of the roof to keep your building cool. This saves added costs on your monthly energy bill, making both materials an economical choice. The installation process is very similar and can either be mechanically fastened or fully adhered. But TPO was specifically designed to be an improved version of PVC but with a few changes. It has all the amazing benefits but none of the disadvantages of PVC roofing material.
What Makes TPO Different?
TPO roofing is a price competitive option to the standard PVC roofing. It is a new product on that market that is manufactured to be as good as PVC but without the added expenses. TPO roofing is made up of different chemicals than PVC roofing materials and strives to be more budget friendly. The goal of TPO roofing is to offer high-quality roofing materials at an affordable price. PVC has also had some failures in different types of climates. The chemical formulation of TPO addresses the problem of different weather in different areas to create a superior product formulated to last.
For more information about TPO roofing, contact Certified Commercial Roofing today.