5 Benefits of a Thermoplastic Roofing System
When it’s time to choose a new commercial roof for your building, consider having a thermoplastic roof installed. Thermoplastic roofing systems provide some important benefits over other types of roofs. These roofs are made from either thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
If you’re looking for a roof that will last for many years without costing you a lot of money during that time, thermoplastic roofs are a great option. These roofs are highly cost-effective in many ways. They don’t require a lot of maintenance or repairs, and installation costs are usually lower since this is an easy process rather than a complex one. Thermoplastic roofs also save you money thanks to their energy-efficient properties.
Having an energy-efficient roof on your commercial building means that you end up saving a considerable amount of money on utility bills while also reducing your carbon footprint. Thermoplastic roofs are more energy-efficient than other types of roofing materials, resulting in reduced energy usage on a regular basis. This energy efficiency helps building interiors remain cooler, even during heat waves. Many of these roofs are also made with materials that are recyclable, which makes them even more eco-friendly.
Reflects UV Light
Some roofing materials absorb a large percentage of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This can lead to wear and tear over time, which can affect the integrity of the roof. TPO and PVC thermoplastic roofs reflect UV rays instead of absorbing them. This results in a higher resistance to wear and tear, and it also helps keep the interior of the building cooler. Keep in mind that getting a thermoplastic roof in a white or other light color provides additional protection from the sun’s UV rays since these lighter roofs are even more reflective than darker colored roofs.
Thermoplastic roofs have a relatively easy and straightforward installation process. The sheets that are installed are generally wide and have fewer seams, making it easier and faster to put them in place. These sheets are also lightweight, so you do not have to worry about needing additional support for your roof. This easy installation process helps keep the cost of thermoplastic roofing systems down and makes them more affordable for many commercial building owners.
Exceeds EPA Energy Star® Requirements
The EPA sets certain standards and requirements for Energy Star ratings. Roofs that meet these requirements are more energy-efficient than others, which makes them a more eco-friendly and cost-effective choice. White thermoplastic roofs typically exceed the EPA’s Energy Star requirements, giving them an even higher level of energy efficiency. When you invest in one of these roofs, you can expect to save significantly on the cost of keeping your building cool.
If you’re considering a thermoplastic roofing system for your commercial building, please contact us at MG Roofing, Inc. to get your estimate scheduled.