Thermoplastic roof membranes are materials whose chemical and physical property characteristics allow them to repeatedly soften when heated, and harden when cooled. Because of this chemical nature, thermoplastic membrane sheets are seamed with hot air welding. Two common categories of thermoplastic membrane are Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The membrane is usually produced as a reinforced, white sheet ranging in thickness from 45 to 80 mils. (thousandths of an inch). Optional colors can be selected and warranties can be offered up to 20 years.
Installation of thermoplastic membrane commercial roof systems are commonly either fully-adhered or mechanically attached. Advantages of thermoplastic roofing systems are:
- Energy efficient because of reflective surface
- Seam strength of 3 to 4 times that of other single-ply systems
- High chemical resistance
- Low installation cost
- Lack of odor or fumes during installation
- Low maintenance and easy to repair
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