GAF TPO Single Ply System
1995, TPO roofing systems have fueled nearly all
of the growth in single ply roofing. Architects
and owners alike have learned of TPO's superior
weatherability and exceptionally reliable heat
welded seams. Now with it’s added major price
competitiveness , versus EPDM, TPO roofing
systems are fast becoming the single ply roofing
system of choice.
If you're a facility manager, building owner,
architect, or roofing contractor who has
experienced the advantages of single ply roofing
systems, you'll owe it to yourself to consider
ever guard thermoplastic roofing systems. These
systems include TPO and PVC , which share
numerous performance characteristics sought
after by today's demanding architects and
Heat welded seams are up to 880%
There are two sets of forces constantly
working to damage the seams of your roofing
- Wind Uplift
which attempts to peel the seams
- Building Movement
which attempts to pull the seams apart.
Heat welded seams are simply better. Heat
welded seams are widely recognized as being the
strongest and safest in the industry.
Heat welded seams are physically fused rather
than taped or glued. This results in a single
monolithic membrane, rather than multiple layers
of membranes and tape. It's like having a single
uniform membrane covering your building from one
edge of the roof to the other. Clearly, seam
strength is the most critical factor in the
watertight integrity of the roofing system. That
is why the TPO single ply system is as much as
Simple repairs, reduce Life Cycle
Many people only consider the initial cost of
installation when making the roofing choice.
Repairs and the cost of maintenance can affect
your lifecycle cost?
Leaks in ballasted systems are more expensive
to repair than leaks in non ballasted systems,
because locating the leaks requires first moving
the ballast. Unfortunately when moving the
ballast, other parts of the membranes can be
damaged resulting in additional repair costs in
TPO has superior puncture resistance.
Resistance to puncture is a critical
characteristic for single ply roofing systems.
rooftop traffic, HVAC maintenance, exposure to
debris and vandalism demand that you roofing
systems stand up to all types of physical abuse.
PPL membranes have superior puncture
resistance compared to traditional DP EN.
- 229% better than non reinforced DP EN .
- 19% better than reinforced DPP .
TPO membranes are constructed like a sandwich
with the top weathering layer of polyester scrim
in the middle for reinforcement and a bottom
layer. Industry experts have long recognized
that the weathering layer is critical to the
longevity of the roofing system because the
weathering layer must withstand the punishing
effects of UV rays, rooftop traffic, and
physical damage. TPO single ply roofing systems
offer up to 62% more protection.
So if you're looking for an economical,
durable answer to your low slope roofing needs,
TPO single ply roofing systems is your answer.
Topcoat SeamFree Roof
In the past, building owners and managers
have had two options for fixing their leaky
roofs, Repair it or Replace it.
Now you have a third with Topcoat SeamFree roof
restoration systems. Up to 43% of leaky low
slope roofs can be restored using advanced
Some of the advantages of roof
- Conserves cash... Saves
up to half the cost of a new roof. The
roofing project can also be staged over
several years for improved cash flow.
- Extends life... Adds up
to 15 years to the life of the existing
- Peace of mind...
Manufactures- no- dollar limit guarantees
are available , up to 15 years.
- Minimal disruption...
Installs significantly faster, and with
considerably less mess than a conventional
- Financial flexibility...
Can often be capitalized or
expensed to (consult your tax adviser)
- Immediate savings with
the TOPCOAT, systems are between $100 and
$275 per hundred square feet
- Additional savings include...
In utility savings of $3.50 to
$4.50 typical per hundred square feet per
year. A white roof is much cooler and cost
effective than a black one.
- Potential tax advantages...
unlike a new roof, a TOPCOAT
restoration can often be expensed to
For ease of installation, cost effectiveness,
and energy savings TOPCOAT Restoration Systems
is your answer.