TPO Membrane vs Elastomeric Membrane: What are the advantages?

Choosing the best covering for your roof can be complicated because of the wide selection of materials available on the market and the harsh climate here in Quebec. Which is why it is important to trust a reputable roofing company such as Clinique de la toiture FCA, which employs the best team of roofers in Montreal! Whether it is for residential roofing or to repair or replace a commercial or an industrial roof, you can count on our expert roofers to successfully complete your project; contact us right now! We are located in Montreal, close to Laval.

You must repair or replace your white roof and are not sure what material you should use between a TPO or an elastomeric membrane? Here are a few of the advantages when you opt for a TPO roof.

Applied with a Hot Iron

Contrary to elastomer, which is installed with a torch, a TPO membrane is applied with a hot iron. This method does not produce any flames and is therefore safer than torch welding application, which presents a fire risk if some safety rules are not respected.

More Affordable

Less expensive than other materials—including elastomer—the TPO membrane offers unparalleled value for money.

More Environmentally Friendly

TPO membrane (thermoplastic olefin) is not made of chemicals and possesses increased resistance to bacteria, mold and pollutants. Its long lifespan makes it particularly advantageous and, as opposed to elastomer, a TPO roof is fully recyclable at the end of its service life.

Reduced Heat Island Effect

Its white colour enables the reflection of sunlight and hence, limits the heat island effect. For this reason, TPO roofs are particularly appreciated in urban areas.

Does your roof need repair work? Our roofers are specialized in flat re-roofing and will carry out any repair or renovation to your roof, which will extend its lifespan and allow you to obtain a most attractive return on investment when the time will come to sell your building! Don’t wait any longer and contact us today at Clinique de la toiture FCA in Montreal to find out more about our products and services!


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