TPO roofing, which stands for thermoplastic polyolefin roofing, is a type of roofing material introduced to the United States in 1989. Originally used in automobile interiors, it comes in white, light gray or black. Available in a variety of thicknesses, it can be installed as a new roof or simply laid down over an old one. Resistant to tears and punctures, it’s one major advantage is it moves with the building, making it very popular in windy climates. Lasting 10-20 years, TPO roofing that’s light in color is very good at reflecting light, helping a building cut down on energy costs. Popular in southern states, it can save as much as $250,000 over ten years when installed on warm weather buildings.
One of the biggest concerns when using this type of roofing is keeping it clean as it ages. As the material ages, it becomes weak due to sun damage and eventually cracks. The best way to avoid this problem is to use a lighter color, particularly white, and clean it on a regular basis using pressure washing. When it comes to power washing, Anchor Power Washing can help with keeping the roof clean. While TPO roofing is generally resistant to algae and mold buildup, it nevertheless needs to be cleaned regularly to make sure this buildup doesn’t happen. Anchor Power Washing, serving Nashville and surrounding areas, has years of experience using soft washing techniques that keep the roof clean and free of algae and mold buildup.
Written by Cliff Hatcher