Cox Roofing Systems, a roofing company based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, has released a blog post that explains the various benefits of using thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) commercial roofs. TPO is an effective single-ply roofing membrane that can easily be installed and can significantly help save on energy due to its naturally light-colored material. Many homeowners and other property owners may prefer PVC over TPO but many of the advantages of PVC roofs can be found on less expensive TPO roofs. And compared to ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), TPO offers the advantages offered by EPDM plus many more. Homeowners and other property owners can enjoy the many benefits of TPO roofing as discussed in the blog post by using the services of an experienced commercial roofer that uses roofing materials from a reliable manufacturer.
The primary benefit offered by TPO roofing is cost-effectiveness. TPO roofs will cost slightly more than EPDM roofs but the higher cost of TPO roofs is justified by better durability and more roofing advantages. For an average-sized commercial roof, a complete TPO roofing can cost approximately $7,455, compared to $7,055 for a same-sized EPDM roof. However, TPO roofs can reflect UV rays, which help to extend their lifespan. In addition, it offers better insulation for a commercial building, which substantially reduces energy costs.
Another benefit provided by TPO roofing, according to the Cox Roofing Systems blog post, is that there would be no mold growths. EPDM roofs also prevent mold growth due to the use of synthetic raw materials. However, the surface dependability of EPDM roofs can easily break down when there is pooled water. TPO roofs have additional ways of fighting mold growth, which means there would be less time and money spent on roofing maintenance and cleaning.
TPO roofs offer the same advantage as EPDM roofs in that they can be quickly installed in less than a week without the need for any special equipment. This is because TPO and EPDM roofs have the advantage of instant adherence. TPO roofs offer the additional benefit of being lightweight, which means that the installation team can bring up the roofing materials without the need for scaffolding. This allows a smaller roofing team to complete the installation quickly.
One possible drawback of TPO roofs is the lack of a centralized certification organization, which means that there would be variations with regards to TPO roofing performance. This is due to thermoplastic roofing materials still undergoing various kinds of research and innovations. But TPO roofing materials can still be considered reliable, especially when they are sourced from highly reputable manufacturers and installed by dependable commercial roofers who are well-experienced in TPO and single-ply roofing materials. Experienced roofing companies can confirm that TPO roofs are highly efficient and have long-term protective abilities.
Wayne Cox, CEO at Cox Roofing Systems, explains, “TPO is a tried-and-proven roof material that lacks a central certifying organization. However, material certification and standardization features aren’t far from happening soon. The rising use of TPO and continuing material research indicates consistent improvements that will make it a compelling and standardized roofing material. Thermoplastic polyolefin has a higher durability potential than EPDM and PVC roofs because of its innate natural traits, easy installation, and affordable cost. If you have yet to find a professional TPO installation team, you can always count on us at Cox Roofing Systems to install them for you.”
Founded in 1976 as a family-owned and operated business, Cox Roofing Systems began as an insulation company, installing polyurethane closed cell roofing foam for roofs. They soon evolved into an industrial and commercial roofing company with its own patented and trade-marked TTR® Roof System that has been tested more rigorously compared to other roofing systems. They also offer the best warranty in the industry, which is a more than 20 years extendable warranty with annual inspections that are free of charge.
Those who require commercial roofing in Brampton can visit the Cox Roofing Systems website, or contact them through the telephone or via email.
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