TPO Roofing Installation
What is TPO roofing? TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is a single-ply roofing membrane roof type comprised of a layer of synthetics and scrim, used mostly for flat commercial roofs. TPO is a reliable option and is becoming a popular commercial roofing type.
The roofers at LOA Construction are skilled in installing TPO roofs for commerical buildings with a flat roof. Contact us today to get your free estimate or call now at (855) 661-3431 to schedule your TPO roofing installation.
TPO Roof Characteristics
Ease of Installation: The TPO roof type is characterized by only a single-ply thermoplastic membrane. We install a single membrane application without multiple layers.
TPO Installation Options: We install the membrane either by mechanically attaching, adhering, ballasting, and plate bonding it.
Color Options: TPO roofs' membranes are available in a number of colors, including white, grey, and tan. Talk with our roofers for additional color options.
Warranties: TPO roofing solutions come with a 30 to 50-year warranty (on a properly installed system) from the manufacturer.
Grease Resistant: TPO roofing is grease resistant.
Commercial Use: Increasingly becoming a popular option for commercial buildings, TPO roof membranes are used especially when business owners require a high-quality heat-welded roof to protect the building and building interior.
TPO Roofing Cost
What is the estimated cost for TPO roofing? Currently, the estimated cost for TPO roofing per square foot is approximately anywhere from $5.00 to $9.00, but call our experts for an exact price. One thing to keep in mind during your search for a TPO roof is to make sure you hire roofing contractors with extensive knowledge and experience installing TPO.
Typically, the most common TPO material is a bright white color, charactierized by highly reflective properties. The bright white TPO roofing reflects UV rays and from the commercial building. This, in turn, helps to save money, especially during the summer. This also helps to decrease the overall energy usage in trying to air condition the building.
Pros & Cons of TPO Roofs
If you’re looking for a popular, durable, and reflective roof type for your commercial building, TPO is your roof type! Below, we detail some of the advantages and disadvantages of TPO roofs.
TPO Roof Pros
From cost to color, TPO roofing offers a number of benefits, which is the reason why many commercial building owners opt for TPO roofing. The cost of a TPO roof is reasonable. In addition, the color option (especially white) prevents heat buildup within the interiors of the building. With a TPO roof, commercial building owners may actually spend less keep the building cool during the summer months.
Another positive aspect to choosing this roofing type is that there are a number of ways to install it. It can be fastened with adhesives or applied directly to the roof deck. In addition, it also can be heat-welded near chimneys.
Finally, TPO roofs resist corrosion, are grease resistant, and do not require pressure washing.
TPO Roof Cons
While there are benefits to choosing a TPO roof, there are drawbacks as well. For example, some buyers mistakenly think that thicker materials are better quality with longer shelf life and opt for a thicker option and may pay less and/or more for a roof that, in reality, is not as good of quality. Note that thickness has little to do with durability.
Also, having a cheaper TPO roof installed may result in the roof developing cracks in its surface quickly. In addition, consider that you may have seams every 6-8 feet. With so many seams, there are many areas on the roof that may expand and contract, causing the seams to loosen and allowing for water to seep in.
In conclusion, be sure to discuss all your questions and concerns about TPO roofing with your roofing contractors right away. Ensure that the roofing company you choose are experts in TPO roofing, have a solid understanding of the materials and thickness needed for a high quality TPO roofing installation.