Join us as we make our way through our commercial roofing systems series. The focal point of today’s post is on Firestone TPO membrane roofing (we’ve also covered their EPDM membrane roofing and will move on to their PVC, metal and asphalt options next). With an impressive line of offerings including “the most flexible TPO on the market” (based on Taber Stiffness testing in adhered applications), there are a host of features to explore. Keep reading as we delve into all things TPO.
TPO Basics and Benefits
Described by Professional Roofing magazine as fast-growing in the low-slope roofing space for 10+ years, TPO translates into energy-efficiency with impressive weathering options. The seams of highly reflective TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membranes are heat-welded for added strength. Additional advantages include a wide range of available colors and the ability to handle hot-air welding into the future (as needed). Since the launch of their commercial roofing business in 1980, Firestone has remained dedicated to innovation by “researching, developing, and improving commercial roofing products.” Their environmental initiative translates into the development of eco-friendly products with an emphasis on the future. Regarding benefits of TPO membrane roofing systems, here are a few covered on the Firestone website:
- Meeting ENERGY STAR® standards for energy savings in warm climates (UltraPly™ Platinum TPO system)
- Resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure
- Install flexibility
- Environmentally friendly with lower roof surface temperatures
- Puncture resistance against hail
- Enhanced puncture, tear and abrasion resistance (UltraPly™ Platinum TPO system)
- Added indoor comfort
- Factory Mutual (FM) approvals (UltraPly™ TPO InvisiWeld™ System)
- High slope capabilities (UltraPly™ TPO Flex Adhered)
- Faster application times (UltraPly™ TPO SA)
Installation and Options
You can count on the Bone Dry commercial roofing department to handle your project, no matter the size or complexity. After the initial contact, we move through our design solution phase, into production, and through our structured close out procedures. We are here to ensure the finished product is something you can be proud of and are here to hit your goals on time and on budget.
Methods vary by TPO type, such as their hot-air welded UltraPly™ TPO roofing membrane, their UltraPly™ TPO Flex adhered, and their self-adhering membrane with their UltraPly™ TPO SA Secure Bond Technology. Their UltraPly™ Platinum TPO system can be fully adhered or mechanically attached, and their UltraPly™ TPO XR has a host of install applications, including hot asphalt, Firestone UltraPly TPO XR Bonding Adhesive, foam adhesive XR Stick or ISO Spray S. Lastly, their TPO InvisiWeld™ System is mechanically attached.
Products and Accessories
- UltraPly™ TPO Flex Adhered
- UltraPly™ TPO
- UltraPly™ Platinum TPO
- UltraPly™ TPO XR
- UltraPly™ TPO SA with Secure Bond™ Technology
- UltraPly™ TPO InvisiWeld™ System
- TPO Accessories
Make sure you partner with the best roofing company in your area. Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Charleston, SC, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in St. Simons, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Athens, GA. You can contact us today to discuss your TPO membrane roofing needs at 1-855-BONEDRY.