The term ‘waterproof’ refers to a surface that is impervious to water. That is, water can not easily penetrate the surface. Manufacturing terms-wise, it’s the highest level of water protection compared to water-resistant and water-repellant.
While waterproofing is not perfect, it’s the best defense that your TPO roof has against water damage. TPO waterproofing also offers several other benefits. Read on to learn more about these.
Prevents Water Damage to Building
Water dripping from the ceiling is not just an annoyance. Water can cause several kinds of damage that can make your building unsafe.
An object that is wet for too long is likely to become moldy. If humans are exposed to mold, they may experience several negative health symptoms. These symptoms include wheezing, a stuffy nose, and red and itchy eyes.
Water can also cause certain building materials to lose their structural integrity. Wood, for instance, can swell and warp if the building allows water to penetrate it. This could leave the wood unable to support weight, which could lead to a collapse.
Electronics are also a common victim of water damage. Not only are electrical systems with water damage unlikely to be operable, but they may also become dangerous.
Reduces the Humidity Inside Your Building
Even when you cannot see water in your building, it can still be there. Moisture can still invade your property through the roof. This can cause the interior of your building to have a higher humidity level.
A minor level of humidity can be a good thing. It will prevent your skin and nose from feeling dry. Too much humidity, however, can be a problem.
Human bodies sweat to cool down, but sweat does not evaporate in high-humid conditions. This can make a space feel much hotter than it is. Some individuals may even experience certain symptoms in association with too much heat.
Keeps Your Building More Energy Efficient
Beyond lowering the humidity, TPO waterproofing can also regulate a building’s temperature in another way. Most waterproofing materials reflect light and heat well. This will keep the heat out of your building.
This will make you and any other occupants far more comfortable during the hot summers. In addition, you will also need to spend a lot less electricity on turning up your HVAC system. This will reduce the energy bills for your commercial building.
The reduction of energy usage can also have a positive environmental effect as well. The less energy that gets spent, the fewer fossil fuels get burned. You can thus benefit from the sense of moral accomplishment that this gives you.
Extends the TPO Roof Lifespan
Water is one of the main causes of roof damage. If it sits on your roof’s surface for too long, it can weaken your TPO roof’s structural integrity. It can also cause major roof water damage if it somehow sneaks past your roof’s membrane.
With waterproofing, there is a reduction that greatly lowers the chance of this damage occurring. The less damage that a roof accrues, the longer it lasts. Thus, waterproofing can greatly increase your TPO roof lifespan.
The lifespan of a TPO roof is around 15 to 20 years. Waterproofing can increase a roof’s lifespan by 7 to 10 years. Therefore, you can expect a roof with TPO waterproofing to last up to 30 years.
Eliminates the Need for Roof Replacement
When a TPO roof lifespan gets increased, you’ll delay the point where you need to replace your roof. This not only saves you money but also helps the environment.
Not all roofing materials can get recycled. A lot of them wind up in landfills. This can damage the environment because that landfill space won’t grow anything.
Extending the lifespan of your roof instead of replacing it reduces the amount of waste that winds up in a landfill.
Improve the Value of Your Commercial Building
Prospective renters of your commercial building will appreciate having a roof that will not require much maintenance. In addition, they will probably also appreciate the way that the roof looks. By having less damage on your roof, it should look more aesthetically pleasing.
Having these features will increase the demand for your building. This can, in turn, increase the final price that you receive after successfully renting space in your building.
Saves You Money on TPO Roof Maintenance
Roof maintenance is one of the inevitable residential or commercial roofing costs. It is illogical to assume that your roof will not need a repair once in a while. These repairs will probably happen more frequently if your TPO roof is a bit older.
The cost of this maintenance can quickly add up. However, you are not completely hopeless against this financial onslaught. Waterproofing your TPO roof can decrease the number of repairs that you will need by protecting your roof from damage.
Installing TPO Waterproofing Is a Quick and Painless Process
Replacing a roof or even making extensive roof repairs can be a very noisy process. This noise can disrupt the daily activities in your home or building. A business inside of your commercial building may have to halt production or service and thus lose profits.
This will not happen when roofers install waterproofing on your TPO roof. This fast and simple process doesn’t require noisy industrial tools. The fast speed can also ensure that your commercial building gets back to its regular schedule as soon as possible.
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In sum, you will have a safer and more valuable commercial building with TPO waterproofing. You will also save a lot of money from the damage protection, lifespan extension, and energy efficiency that TPO waterproofing provides.
If you’re in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Florida, consider using our roof waterproofing installation services. We’re committed to offering our customers the best from our award-winning services. If you think you need us, start the process by requesting a free roof evaluation on this page.