What are TPO and PVC?
These roof systems are synthetic substances that are softened when heated, but harden upon cooling. These roof membranes are single-ply and can be installed using a variety of methods including mechanical attachment, point-affixed and fully adhered.
Benefits of TPO and PVC
TPO Roof Systems
TPO membranes are made with a co-polymerized rubber that allows them greater flexibility in cold climates. This membrane is best recognized for having the benefits of EPDM and PVC systems, at a more economical cost. TPO membranes are white and highly-reflective, making them an excellent choice for those looking to reduce energy costs. In addition to being ENERGY STAR rated, TPO’s recyclability makes it an environmentally conscious system. Additionally, TPO roofs are durable and resist dirt, bacteria and debris build-up making them highly resistant to tears, punctures and impact damage.
PVC Roof Systems
First installed in the early 1960’s, PVC was the industry’s answer to the oil crisis, as it was the first membrane to contain half of the fossil fuels normally used in system manufacturing. Engineers discovered that adding additional solid plasticizers to the PVC membrane allowed for additional weatherability and flexibility, where the membrane alone would be more susceptible to seasonal climate changes. To this day, PVC membranes remain incredibly versatile, chemical resistant and are highly recommended for roof-over projects. They are available in a variety of colors, thicknesses, widths, and reinforcements, making them an excellent option for almost any roofing project.
Along with the environmental benefit of using (fewer) fossil fuels in the manufacturing process, PVC is highly reflective/UV resistant, making the membrane an energy efficient option for warmer climates.
Why Choose Skyline as Your TPO and PVC Roofing Contractor?
When it comes to choosing a roofing company, quality and trust should never be compromised. Working with a professional is an absolute must. With over 50 years of experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next replacement, repair, or tarping project. Our installations are carried out by trained professionals to the highest standards so you can be sure your install is done right the first time.