What Are Some Failures of TPO Roofing?


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Notable failures of TPO Roofing include premature aging, membrane failure when exposed to prolonged heat and susceptibility to leaks. These limitations necessitate the use of many filler materials and other technologies to enhance the performance of TPO Roofing.

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Premature aging in TPO Roofing is due to manufacturing defects or inadequate resistance to weathering, or both. This roofing technology is relatively young, and most manufacturers have inadequate experience with the underlying concepts. The lack of adequate resistance to weathering in TPO Roofing materials leads to the loss of water tightness. Additionally, most TPO Roofing membranes fail when exposed to prolonged heat. As of 2015, manufacturers are developing new technologies and techniques aimed at enhancing the performance of TPO Roofing.

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