Commercial TPO Roofing In Raleigh, NC
C.J. Deans Roofing
Commercial TPO Roofing In Raleigh, NC
Commercial TPO roofing is a single-ply roofing membrane system that has been improved for ductility and impact resistance. A TPO roof is also known as thermoplastic Polyolefin or “cool roof”. TPO membranes are made up of three layers: TPO polymer base, polyester-reinforced fabric center, and a thermoplastic polyolefin compounded top.
TPO roofs are single-layer synthetic and are mostly used as a commercial roofing solution for flat-topped buildings. Because of their budget-friendly price and high adaptability, these so-called “cool roofs” are one of the most popular commercial roofing systems available today.
Furthermore, TPO is a lightweight material. Our roofing installation crews can quickly deliver your commercial roofing materials without the use of scaffolding. As a result, we can complete your roofing installation quickly with a smaller team than it typically needs with other types.
Installing TPO roofing For Commercial Use
Commercial TPO installation consists of multiple key steps that should be followed by an expert roofing company.
Preparing the Roof
Commercial TPO installation may include taking out the current commercial roofing system while attaching insulation and cleaning the substrate. The roof is prepped by making sure that it is dry, clean, and free from any sharp or pointed projections that could rip the membrane. Applying cant-strips are crucial if two surfaces meet at a right angle.
During commercial TPO installation, insulation is applied to enhance energy efficiency and to prevent water vapor from harming the membrane. If the surface is fastened using urethane adhesive, insulation is attached mechanically using nails. Steeped roofing asphalt over primed structural concrete decks is a favored choice for certain types of commercial TPO roofing. If the slope of the roof surpasses an exact threshold, wood nailers could be added throughout the perimeter.
Setting the Cover Board
In a commercial TPO roofing installation, a cover board, commonly 5″ plywood or OSB, will be set on top of the insulation and serves where the membrane will be installed. During this stage, sharp edges on the boards are to be smoothed down. At this point, separator sheets, made from fiberglass or polyester can then be attached.
The membrane is later attached using mechanical fasteners, a ballasting system, or a bonding adhesive. Wrinkles and buckles should be prevented by properly laying the membrane. To avoid air bubbles and movement, the adhesive should be put on the membrane’s whole surface area. This procedure involves applying adhesive to specific areas of the membrane. The perimeter areas of the commercial roof will be covered with half sheets and off-cuts.
Fastening The Membrane
The side lap sections are then secured into place mechanically using fasteners and plates. The seams are sealed using a hot air welding machine or a hand welder and silicone roller once the membrane has been entirely spread out. To guarantee a complete seal of the membrane, all seams must be examined and make necessary repairs.
When it comes to commercial TPO roofing, properly setting up the drainage is one of the most crucial steps. Drip edges are added in the last stage to lead water to the gutter system and avoid the roof from developing leaks and holding water. All areas of the roof where the membrane overlaps are joined using T-joints.
Flashing is done on walls and curbs as a measure of guiding water flow around parts of the commercial roof that are prone to leakage.
Advantages Of C.J. Deans' Commercial TPO Roofing
Budget-friendlyThe greatest benefit of using commercial TPO roofing is its affordability. It is more budget-friendly than other traditional types of rolled rubber. Less Energy-Consuming It helps to regulate temperature because the material used in commercial TPO roofing is white on top. Sun rays are reflected away from the building because white reflects heat better than other darker colors. The interiors of the building will not become overly heated thus decreasing the air conditioning cost.
Convenient to InstallCool roofs are convenient to install as it is built using lightweight material and only has a few seams. There are many ways how to install Commercial TPO roofing. Either secure it using adhesives or fasten it on the deck. Hassle-Free Preservation The TPO roof does not have to be cleaned using high pressured water as opposed to non-TPO roof types.
SafetyCommercial TPO roofing is one of the most durable commercial roofing solutions being resistant to corrosion, chemical exposure, punctures, ultraviolet rays, mildew, algae growth, and tears.
Eco-friendlyThe white TPO surface’s ability to reflect Raleigh sun’s UV rays prevents further heating of the earth’s surface, proving it beneficial to the environment.
Commercial Roofing You Can Always Count On
The longevity of your commercial roof is significantly extended if it is appropriately constructed and maintained. We pride ourselves on having been able to accomplish many Raleigh, NC community commercial roofing projects. We look forward to lending a helping hand to many more Raleigh, NC commercial businesses with their commercial roofing repair or replacement needs. Commercial roofing has a lot of advantages including lowering cooling loads on air conditioners, lowering temperatures inside buildings, and smoother occupancy. Get in touch with CJ Deans Roofing today to gain more understanding about all the advantages of a new roof coating or commercial roof replacement for your business!