TPO is one of the more popular commercial roofing materials. Made with thermoplastic polyolefin, this single-ply membrane is an affordable option that doesn’t compromise on quality. Energy-efficient and durable, a TPO roof will continue to look and work great for years to come with the right maintenance and cleaning schedule. 

 

At A-Plus Roofing in Minnesota, we offer a complete range of TPO commercial roof services including infrared roof inspection, installation, and repair services. In this post, we’re breaking down everything you need to know to keep your TPO roof at its highest level of performance for many years to come. To schedule your commercial roof inspection, give us a call today.

Maintaining Your TPO Roof

One of the biggest advantages of installing a TPO roof is the ease of maintenance. Unlike many other roofing materials, TPO roofs don’t accumulate algae and mildew, which adds up to much less frequent pressure washing and heavy cleaning. Nonetheless, TPO roofs should still receive regular maintenance and cleaning as part of a facility maintenance schedule.

 

One of the most important reasons for cleaning a TPO roof regularly is reflectivity as clean, white roofs tend to reflect more light and reduce the heat inside a facility. Additionally, removing any debris before it’s allowed to collect on your roof reduces the chance of harmful pest infestations. Finally, cleaning a TPO roof regularly will also help to extend the lifespan of the material.

Cleaning the TPO Roof Surface

When cleaning your TPO roof, you’ll want to be aware of any vulnerable spots including flashing and low curbs. You’ll also need to watch for your foliage and be cautious about the impact of soapy water runoff on your landscape. Be sure to protect these vulnerable areas before getting started.

 

To clean your TPO roof, you’ll need a cleaning solution and soft-bristle brush with a long handle. Any non-abrasive household cleaner will work. Using a low-pressure power washer at 2000 psi or less, gently clean away any dust, dirt, and debris from your roof. Be careful not to damage your roof during cleaning. While you’re cleaning, keep an eye out around the flashings and seams for any signs of damage.

 

Signs of roof damage:

 

●        Water pooling

●        Draining problems

●        Signs of a leak inside the facility

●        Damaged seams

●        Outsized energy costs

Schedule an Infra-Red Roof Inspection

Besides cleaning your roof regularly, it’s important to schedule regular roof inspections to look for problems beneath the surface. To get your online estimate and contact-free service, give us a call at 952-894-5435 or contact us online to schedule your Twin Cities commercial flat roof inspection today.