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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.

More than Just Roofing!

Understanding what you’re working with is key to making a plan of action when buying a new property or planning for a renovation on an existing property. Kapella Roofing’s commercial roofing field consultants can help you create a property assessment for the entire exterior of your building. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary due diligence walk.