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Roof Coating vs. Thermal Plastic Roof (TPO)

Roof Coating: In comparison, roof coating systems are the more cost effective way to apply a new roof system without demolishing your existing roof. McLaughlin installs roof coating systems in a variety of product lines from silicone to acrylic. 





Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane that is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market. TPO roofing systems are made up of a single layer of synthetics and reinforcing scrim that can be used to cover flat roofs.

More cost effective.


Typically double the cost of roof coating systems.

Easy to determine location of leakage as water intrusion comes is usually the same spot.


Hard to determine where the water damage originates as any puncture in the TPO membrane allow water to spread out underneath away from the point of puncture.

Most cities do not require bringing your old roof up to code.


Permits are needed to install a TPO roof.

Roof coatings are renewable systems that can have additional coats applied to renew the life of the coating system.


TPO roofs will become brittle over time and lose their elasticity.

Warranty against ponding water.


Most TPO product lines do not warranty ponding water after 48 hours.

Roof Coating Systems are the way to go...

Let McLaughlin help you determine whether your building is in need of a roof coating system. From cost to the life of the coating, we’ll be sure that your decision is based in solid knowledge and assurance. With almost 4 decades of experience, McLaughlin is a trusted consultant to property managers and business owners throughout the bay area. Find out more about Roof Coating Services by McLaughlin.

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