What is TPO Roofing?
Although Good Faith Energy specializes in solar, you may not know we are also a certified and insured roof installer. Good Faith Energy actually specializes in all types of rooftop solar installations including traditional sloped roofing, as well as flat top installations. We can install ballasted racking systems using cinder blocks and integrate unanchored metal base plates with TPO roofing to make for a much cleaner, seamless installation without the added weight of ballasted racking and cinder blocks.
What is TPO Roofing?
TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, a rubber roofing material commonly used on commercial building roofs. TPO roofs possess heat-resistant and energy-efficient qualities. They’re also a great choice if you’re looking for resistance to bacteria, dirt, and debris, making them exceptionally low-maintenance.
Advantages of TPO Roofing
TPO Roofing has many benefits. It can save you money in the long term during the summer months due to its white color. The white roofing is highly reflective. It will reflect sunlight away from your building- keeping it cooler during Texas summer months. That means you won’t need to run the AC as strongly as if it was a black roof (which would absorb the sun’s heat).
A TPO roof can last you as long as 20 to 30 years if properly maintained.
TPO roofs are Class A Fire-Rated. As a result, they will not be likely to contribute fuel to a fire. This is the highest fire rating an object can get in the industry, so you can feel secure and safe with your TPO roof.
TPO roofing is best for low-sloped and flat roofs. It was created as an alternative to other roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles. Flat roofs tend to collect water. TPO is made to be highly water-resistant to prevent damage to your building- unlike asphalt shingles.
What Does Our Process Look Like?
- First, we design the panel layout.
- Next, we screw in metal base plates into the decking for attachment support.
- Finally, we weld the TPO membrane over the top of the metal base plates. Then we screw on the L-foot to a bolt on the roof that we can build our racking system on.
As you can see from the images below, this type of solar + roof integrated racking system holds huge advantages, from more substantial attachment support, to a nice aesthetic, down to a more water-tight, highly durable solar installation.
Good Faith Energy specializes in installing solar panels on flat rooftops, focusing primarily on TPO membrane U-Anchor installs. We offer other roofing options, such as asphalt shingles, Tesla Solar Roof, and metal roofing. We also do roof repair (including roof hail damage repair) and roof replacement.
We partner with Malarkey Green Roofing for our asphalt shingles supply because of their sustainability efforts. They make their asphalt shingles from recycled thrown-out asphalt shingles, tires, and plastic. This helps reduce the enormous amount of trash we throw away into landfills. Recycling these materials helps make the shingles more flexible and resistant to hail.
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