[quote=“famous”]I’m still lost on the question. You have a residential property that has a flat roof and you want to use commercial roofing products on it? Usually better to add pitch on residentials?
Just not sold on TPOs or any other plastic tarp roofing system. I have done a lot of repairs last year on these. Venting systems are a must. Any areas not properly fastened/glued will start making little jupiter jumps.
Squirrels, crows, and pigeons are murder on these roofs. Especially crows.
I just inspected a 700 square 45 mil TPO last week that was a new install. Tons of problems with the job. Holes everywhere already. Property owner looks like he is witholding final payment. I would also worry about residential tree drops?[/quote]
i put a TPO Flat roof on a $1,000,000 Stucco house with a flat roof 2 years ago. Should I have suggested that he add a pitched roof and completely ruin the aesthetics, and architectural design of the house?
tree drops? would falling trees not damage a shingle roof? (TPO is MUCH more resilient than asphalt shingles)
what types of repairs were you doing on TPO jobs? do you have a welder? if you were just slapping tar on top of TPO, thats not going to fix anything. and im going to keep disagreeing with you on this one too… birds? how does the bird damage TPO? next chance you get, pick up a TPO sample sheet. then take a flat head screw driver, and try to stab a hole in it. or cut a line in the center of the sheet, leaving only a couple of inches in tact on each end of the cut. then try your hardest to rip it apart. then weld two sheets together, and try to rip that apart.
now… installation problems are a different story. dont blame the product on a crappy install.