Commercial TPO Roofing
What Is TPO Roofing?
Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane used in commercial roofing applications. It's heat-welded seams provide superior strength. TPO's long-term heat, UV, and natural fungal resistance, and flexibility make it one of the most widely used commercial roofing materials on the market today.
What Does Commercial TPO Roofing Cost?
You may want to know how much TPO roofing costs. Well, it depends on the tear off of your current roof. The various levels of insulation to prevent penetration can weigh heavily on how much roof repairs and replacements will cost. The TPO material alone can cost between $6-$12 per square foot in material alone (and this price range can change based on the market). Add in the labor to remove your existing roof, and you’ve got your price. Or, you could contact Kapella Roofing today and get a free estimate without all the hassles of doing math or calling other companies for quotes.
What's The Difference Between TPO & EPDM Roofing?
Your standard TPO or PVC type roof is mechanically attached. An EPDM roof is typically adhered to seal your roof. In either situation, the roofs use different processes to achieve the same result: protect you, your building, your workforce, and your assets from the weather. Keep in mind, too, that the glue used to adhere EPDM roofs are expensive compared to TPO roofing materials.
How Long Will TPO Roofing Last?
Over the years TPO has seen some great advancements, which contribute to its increased lifespan. Prior to these advancements, a TPO roof would last 3-5 years. Now, TPO roofs, on average, last between 10-20 years. What this means is that your investment will last longer in your roof when you choose TPO than it would have nearly a decade ago.
What Colors Are Available For TPO Roofing?
The standard colors for TPO roofing are available: white, gray, and tan. You can also paint TPO roof material to be any color you would like. However, to improve energy efficiency, sticking with lighter colors that help reflect the sun is encouraged.
The Benefits Of Commercial TPO Roofing
There are a number of benefits to choosing TPO roofing for your commercial business. For flat roofs, TPO is one of the fastest growing material choices for a plethora of reasons. Here are the benefits of TPO roofing:
As a modernized roofing solution using modernized roofing materials, TPO roofing products are highly durable & resilient to wear & tear & other impacts of nature. Compared to other thermoplastic membrane solutions, it stands out in the forefront. This is due to the fact that TPO will guard against the growth of mold, tears, punctures, & dirt. TPO is flexible enough to where it will be able to accommodate the structure moving and/or settling as time goes by.
Handles Heat Temperature Fluctuations
TPO can also handle any thermal expansion or contraction of the building. TPO works well in climates that can see the temperatures dip very, making it a ready solution for buildings/structures located in areas of heat fluctuations. It also helps prevent solar heat gain, and is UV resistant, which will help guard against outrageously high utility bills.
TPO saves money. Since TPO’s inception to the market, it has become known as one of the most cost-effective roofing materials available. To put it simply, TPO offers the same advantages as a PVC roofing system (especially when it comes to energy efficiency); but at a noticeably lower cost.
Less Labor Intensive To Handle & Install
TPO membranes are often wider and lighter when it comes to sheet size, width, & dimensions. The size/weight advantages will translate to less time installing the product. TPO also requires fewer seams than other systems.
Various Colors Available
TPO membranes come in several different sizes and colors. They can more likely match the look of your buildings, aesthetically. Reflective colors include: White, grey, black, blue, green, red, and yellow.