TPO, or thermoplastic polyolefin, is one of the most popular membrane materials used in commercial roofing. It provides low-slope roofs their standout qualities, including durability, energy efficiency and flexibility. As with other roofing materials, a TPO roof must be cleaned and maintained regularly. That way, it can perform well throughout its service life.
Your roofers from Goodrich Roofing shares tips on TPO roof cleaning and maintenance.
TPO Cleaning Tips
Most of the cleaning is done using a pressure washer and a cleaning solution. But first, it is important to protect any point on the roof where water could enter, including low curbs and base flashings. The same can be said for foliage and exterior parts of the structure, especially for instances of cleaning solution run-offs.
Roofers who do the cleaning often start with a low-pressure wash on the top layer of the membrane, removing any dust and dirt. Then, they will use a soft-bristled, long-handled brush to scrub the cleaning solution onto the surface, ensuring not to damage the TPO material. Once rinsed, the roofers will inspect and repair the damaged areas of the membrane if any.
Cleaning as Part of Roof Maintenance
Cleaning should always be a part of a contractor’s general maintenance routine. In doing so, it ensures the solar reflectance of the roof surface and its associated benefits to energy efficiency. It also prevents the growth of algae or other plant growth as well as the infestation of pests and birds on the roof. More importantly, it limits the spread of chemical contaminants that may compromise the roof and its ability to perform well.
When it comes to general roof maintenance, turn to Goodrich Roofing and its reputable roofers. We have been in the industry since 1946, and you can be sure of our experience and manpower to care for your residential and commercial roofing needs, big or small.
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