TPO Roofing System
TPO is a thermoplastic polyolefin single-ply membrane that has quickly become the most preferred commercial used roofing product in the U.S. TPO provides unmatched durability with modern energy efficient technologies at a cost efficient price. It provides some of the highest roof surface reflectivity to help cool the building, all while being fully recyclable. TPO is also the top choice for owners wishing to gain LEED credits for their projects.
Rainproof Roofing pros know TPO and work closely with manufacturers to stay on top of new products, specs, and building codes. TPO can be the best product for you, but any expert knows even the smallest mistake during installation can become a big problem down the road.
Let the experts at Rainproof Roofing provide for all your TPO needs and give you peace of mind. We’ve managed projects ranging from small single-unit commercial sites to large complex 10+ story buildings. Our team of roofing experts provides any services necessary from beginning to end including:
TPO Roof Repair
TPO Maintenance Best Practices
When it’s in good condition, a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof reflects harsh UV rays and resists heat and chemical damage. Like all roof membranes, however, over time, TPO’s integrity can be affected by structural stress and environmental exposure, resulting in surface degradation, thinning and shrinkage. No roof lasts forever, but with a good maintenance plan, you can greatly extend the life of your TPO roof.
The Cost Of Neglect
In the absence of visible leaks, many facility managers adopt the old “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it,” motto. Unfortunately, by the time leaks show up, damage to the TPO membrane, the insulation layer and the roof deck could result in the need for costly repairs or complete roof replacement.
The expense to maintain a TPO roof is much less than the cost to replace it. Neglect can result in added expenses if leaks cause structural damage, inventory or equipment damage, operational downtime or financial loss due to health claims arising from exposure to mold. Lack of maintenance is one of the biggest causes of premature TPO roof failure, ranking right up there with misuse and abuse, faulty workmanship and improper design.
The best time to adopt a maintenance plan is right after the installation of the new membrane but older roofs will also benefit.
Get Your Records Together
Accurate records are essential for documenting roof-related events. Keep a file that contains the following:
- Initial TPO roof specs and related construction documents
- Roof modification records
(such as rooftop equipment installation)
- Detailed bid sheets, estimates and change orders
- Manufacturer’s warranty documents
- Inspection records
(including photos and videos)
- Repair and maintenance records
A good maintenance plan starts with a comprehensive evaluation of the membrane’s current condition by Rainproof Roofing. Request a written report that includes a detailed survey of known problems, potential issues, recommendations and a cost estimate for repairs.
A professional evaluation should include a visual inspection of the membrane’s surface, seams, fasteners and flashing. An infrared thermography survey can locate tiny penetrations that aren’t visible to the naked eye. The inspector will look for voids or signs of deterioration in sealants around coping joints, coping ends and penetrations such as skylights and rooftop units. He’ll also be looking for inadequate or blocked drainage, ponding water and the condition of roof/wall tie-ins and parapets.
Taking the Guesswork Out of TPO Maintenance
Rainproof Roofing will check and repair sealants, seams and fasteners as necessary. Because certain products, like roofing cement, are not compatible with TPO, avoid do-it-yourself fixes, which can cause more damage. At Rainproof Roofing, we know that inspecting, repairing and maintaining your TPO roof can be a daunting task for the typical facility manager. That’s why we developed a Maintenance Program, which allows managers to focus on their daily business without worrying about scheduling the inspections, maintenance and repairs necessary for keeping the roof in good shape and for keeping the warranty in effect. No matter what your roofing needs are – Rainproof Roofing has the answer. We’ve earned the reputation as being the most trusted and respected roofing company in Houston because we provide our customers with the highest level of professional workmanship and service.
Call Us today at 832-405-9787 for more information about how you can protect and extend the life of your roof with TPO maintenance.
A high-quality metal roof is the smart choice for commercial roofing in Houston. Metal’s durability and resiliency are perfectly suited for the ever-changing weather conditions prevalent in Houston Texas. Metal roofs seal out water, stand up to high winds and resist punctures, fire, mildew, rot and insects.
The metal roofing panels fabricated by Rainproof Roofing provide your customers with the following great attributes:
- Long life expectancy
- Low maintenance
- Lightweight to ease stress on your roof structure and framing
- Long term warranties
- Strongest protection from rain, high winds, hurricanes, fire, sun and other weather occurrences
- Improved curb appeal of the home
- Energy efficiency with reduced heating and cooling costs
- Increased resale value of the home
- Metal roof colors to complement home decor
- Environmentally friendly building choice
- Made from recycled material so won’t contribute to landfills
Skylight - Commercial Roofing
There are quite a few variables to consider when choosing the type of skylight you want and the location, such as the angle of your roof, direction of the sun, and how you want the skylight to function (non-opening, venting, etc.). Rainproof Roofing is able to consider all of these factors and many more. Skylights are a great way to add natural light to your home or business, and do so in a very modern and stylish manner.
We carry only reliable name-brand skylights from trusted manufacturers such as VELUX, Atlite, Andersen, Skydome, Solatube, and more. We’ll be glad to help you determine the right skylights based on your home’s needs, and offer a complete installation package for an extremely reasonable cost. There’s no better source for beautiful skylights in Houston than the knowledgeable experts at Rainproof Roofing.
Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that consists of levels of modified bitumen–similar to asphalt–heat-adhered to layers of fiberglass. Used only for flat or nearly-flat roofs, torch down roofing is an excellent means of preventing moisture build-up and obviating the need for constant maintenance.
Though not recommended for use in areas of especially heavy rain or snow, torch down roofing is generally available everywhere, and can be applied in a few hours with a relatively simple process.