TPO vs. Spray Foam Roofing: A Direct Comparison

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

You know you need a new roof; it’s just a matter of which roofing system to choose. In this article, we’ll compare spray foam roofing and TPO. Here’s what we’ll discuss: And so you’re aware, this article has been read, edited, and approved for publishing by a commercial roofing expert with more than 30 years of commercial roofing experience. How …

The Best Way To Restore an Old TPO Roof?

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

The best way to restore an old TPO roof is by installing an elastomeric coating over it. If the roof is in bad shape (seams apart, is super old, lots of wet insulation, or no routine maintenance), then it won’t be eligible for a coating system. If your TPO roof is in bad shape, it’s best to only remove the …

roof coating system over a TPO roof

TPO Membrane at the End of Its Life: What to Do?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings, Single-Ply Membrane Roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Have a TPO roof? Are you dealing with multiple leaks, seams are losing adhesion, or have tiny pinholes? If so, it’s time to do something with your roof. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article: And just so you’re aware, West Roofing Systems has been in commercial roofing since 1979. We’ve repaired, restored, or replaced hundreds of TPO roofs across …

coverboard on a flat roof

What’s the Purpose of a Coverboard in Commercial Roofing?

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Perhaps you’re collecting quotes for your roofing project and one contractor says “We need to install a coverboard before installing the new roofing system.” You think “Is that necessary?” “Why is a coverboard needed?”, “Can I go without the coverboard?” In this article we’re going to talk about: What is a coverboard? What’s the purpose of a coverboard? A few …

seams on flat roof

Roof Seams Coming Apart on Flat Roof: What to Do?

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

Summary: If you notice even the slightest separation in your roof seams, you need to contact a roofing contractor immediately! If you ignore the problem, the separation will get worse, more water will saturate your insulation, and the repair (or possibly a complete roof replacement) will be more expensive than if you got the problem fixed immediately. So, you went …

comparison of commercial roofing systems

An Honest Comparison: Single-Ply vs. Metal vs. Spray Polyurethane Foam vs. Roof Coating Systems

Greg PalyaLearning Center, Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

 Are you a building owner who has a leaking commercial roof? Are you unsure which roofing system would be best to install? This educational article is designed to provide building owners with general knowledge of today’s four basic roofing systems. The four roofing systems are: Single-ply Metal Spray polyurethane foam Roof coating systems  The approach is simple. We list the …

Tear in a TPO roof

What Happens If There’s a Tear in a TPO Roof?

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

  So, you’re thinking about TPO roofing and you wonder, what happens if there’s a tear in this thing? It’s a big concern. Roofing systems cost a lot of money to install, and it would be devastating to have any issues. The short answer is if you have a tear in a TPO roof, the wind will expand the tear, …

roofing system on a property management building

The Best Roof for a Property Management Company

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings, Single-Ply Membrane Roofing, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

  So, you’re a property management company. One of your main objectives is to keep the roof leak-free so that it doesn’t create an issue with tenants. Let’s say that your roof is 25+ years old and it’s time to install a new roof. What roofing system should you install? Metal, TPO, EPDM, Spray Foam? In this article, you’re going …

water damage on a TPO roof

Water Damage on TPO Roof (What You Should Do Immediately)

Greg PalyaSingle-Ply Membrane Roofing

 So, you have a TPO roof, and water has entered your building. What are you supposed to do? Here’s some advice from a roofing contractor that’s been in business for more than 40 years…stop what you’re doing and contact a roofing contractor. Maybe it’s the contractor you have a warranty with, or maybe it’s a contractor that’s in your area, …