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If you are wondering if you can build a deck on a TPO roof, the answer to such a question is simply yes. A deck built on top of a TPO roof is quite similar to a deck built on top of a concrete patio. Because they are not anchored in place as a stand-alone structure, these decks are commonly referred to as “floating.” They’re just placed on top of something else.
To begin the installation, ensure that the roof is capable of supporting 55 pounds per square foot. In place of roofing materials, you will need to install a waterproof EPDM rubber membrane over the top of the roof deck to prevent water infiltration. Then, on top of the roof surface, you need to add sleepers to it.
This will give you a surface to connect the decking to. There are unique pedestal systems available that produce a very sturdy, level, and serviceable deck over a roof membrane. However, they are more costly than conventional approaches.
The following TPO membrane installation instructions are recommended to ensure that your roof deck is entirely watertight and will endure a long time:
Even without decks, TPO roofs are prone to leaking due to design flaws, poor materials, and poor installation. Roof decks frequently cause further damage to roofs, resulting in more severe leaking and drainage issues.
Installing an EPDM membrane and flashing around deck supports and rail penetrations is required for proper roof deck waterproofing. EPDM boots that fit over the openings are commonly used to do this.
Here are some of the most typical issues that homeowners face when their decks aren’t properly waterproofed:
Wrapping it up, taking care of these problems is not only time-consuming and unpleasant but also costly, with repairs costing several thousand dollars. Spending a little more money on a high-quality TPO membrane and a licensed, competent roofer makes a lot more sense than having to remedy problems later.
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