Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation publishes article that discusses the advantages and weaknesses of TPO roofing.
Bloomfield, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/10/2015 -- Since its establishment, Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation has fulfilled the roof repair and replacement in Connecticut for numerous private and business customers. The company has almost 90 years' experience in the selection, maintenance and installation of quality roofing materials.
Replacing or repairing a residential or commercial TPO roof is a big investment, and consumers need to conduct thorough research on materials, installation methods, roofing companies and so on.
In order to help individuals and companies make an informed choice, Eagle Rivet has recently added an informational page to its website about TPO roofing. The page discusses how roofing materials made of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) have changed the roofing industry. The article talks about the strength, water resistance and heat reflective qualities of these materials, and compares their advantages and weaknesses with other types of flat roofing membranes.
TPO roofing in CT is made of a blend of polypropylene, BCPP, and other plastic polymers, along with fillers that can include carbon fiber, talc, fiberglass and other materials. To make TPO roofing materials, these components are treated at a temperature of up to 270°, and other ingredients are often added.
TPO roofing materials can be a good choice for flat roofs not only because of their performance, but because of their ease of installation. The material is flexible, and can be used in a variety of applications. As mentioned above, TPO is UV- and ozone-resistant, and will retain its integrity for many years.
The article also talks about the ecological and energy-saving properties of TPO roofing. Membrane roofing made of TPO is eco-friendly because it reflects away up to 90% of the sunlight and heat absorbed through a home's roof. Because of its reflective nature, TPO roofs make homes easier to cool during the summer. If properly maintained, these roofs can retain 80% reflectivity for three years or more. By comparison, Energy Star standards require only 50% reflectivity after a three-year period. TPO membranes have different compositions, widths and thicknesses, and Eagle Rivet can help customers make an informed decision.
With its reflective properties, its easy installation and its resistance to UV damage, TPO roofing is a choice worth considering for CT commercial roof repair and new roof design and installation. The full article can be read on the Eagle Rivet main site; the company hopes that it will help individuals and businesses make a choice that properly serves their needs for decades to come.
Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corporation
15 Britton Dr.
Bloomfield, CT 06002