There is a lot of talk among experts about the resilience and reliability of a TPO roof. While it can be compared with other types of rubber roofing membranes such as EPDM roofing, TPO is considered one of the best type of roof because it’s basically a single ply membrane that’s easy to install and has an excellent track record against puncture damage caused by hail, fallen tree branches and just about anything else.
Although a TPO roof won’t stop a meteorite from hitting your building, it’s still very resilient compared to other types of flat roofing systems. Even metal roofing can have some vulnerabilities that single ply TPO roofing doesn’t have – for instance, the fact that it’s laid down in sections or panels, and the seams can be quite vulnerable to water damage. In contrast, TPO has hot air-weldable seams. Combined with the added resilience of the rubber membrane, this makes it one of the most durable flat roofs around.
TPO roofing has been around for decades, and the composition and method of adherence has evolved over time. Today you have various options such as having it chemically adhered, ballasted or fastened to the interior structure, each of which gives specific benefits. Find out more about them by contacting your friendly local TPO roofing Atlanta contractors and inquiring about which fastening solution would be best in your case.