What is TPO? Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together. It is typically installed in a fully adhered or mechanically attached system, allowing the white membrane to remain exposed throughout the life of the roof. The first sheet of TPO roofing membrane was installed in 1989 and since then millions of square meters of TPO has been installed worldwide.
Benefits of TPO / PVC Durability, Flexibility and Versatility – highly resistant to tears, impacts, and punctures yet remains flexible to allow for building movement. TPO can be installed on low and high slope surfaces and can be heated and reshaped multiple times, which is particularly helpful when completing roof details. Economical and Easy to Install – flexibility allows for a rapid installation and requires little maintenance throughout its life. TPO membranes are commonly fully adhered or mechanically attached to the underlying insulation or cover board. Firestone UltraPly TPO membranes are available in rolls ranging from 5’ x 100’ to 12.4’ x 200 which reduce number of seams and cut labour costs drastically. Cool Roofing Matters – A light coloured roof that reflects the sun’s energy can play a significant role in reducing the buildings cooling costs. It also offers benefits to the surrounding environment through a reduction of the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Welded Seams for Long-Lasting Performance – membranes are heat-welded at 926ºC with a hot-air gun. The result is a fused seam that’s stronger than the field of the membrane. Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly – membranes contain no toxic or hazardous ingredients and are fully recyclable
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