When to use TPO and when to coat?

Building owners, commercial roof specifiers, architects, and contractors have some decisions to make when it comes to the material they should use to repair or replace a low-slope roof. Three popular choices include: coating over the existing roof; thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) recover; or TPO replacement.
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Resisting hail with SPF roofing

In the words of renowned expert Richard Fricklas, former director of the Roofing Industry’s Educational Institute (RIEI), “There seems to be a mindset among some roofing contractors, as well as building owners and designers, that foam roofs are not suitable for hail regions at all.
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The proven durability of EPDM roof assemblies

Hail and other forms of physical damage (including from foot traffic or workmanship) to roofs result in millions of dollars of economic loss each year. At least one state, Texas, allows insurance companies to provide a reduction in rates when a hail-resistant type of roofing material is installed.
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A look at cool roof options

Providing roofs with a reflective surface is not a new concept. For example, asphalt coatings with leafing aluminum pigment have always promoted the benefit of reducing interior temperatures while slowing the oxidation of the waterproofing membrane.
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Protect the roof

One of the most critical (but often neglected) components in ensuring ‘watertightness,’ the roof assembly is typically installed early to protect the unfinished building from water penetration, enabling interior work to advance.
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