Installing a TPO Roof System can be a great investment for your property
Are you searching for a durable yet cost-effective flat roof system for your commercial building? A TPO(Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is what we would recommend! Not only does it increase the longevity of your roof but can also help make your building more energy efficient. In this blog, we will go over 4 reasons Why you should install a TPO Roof.
Do you need a new flat roof system?
Are you a business owner, who has a flat roof? Then you most likely already have a single-ply membrane roofing system or considering one for the future. There are two types of membranes to choose from: TPO and EPDM.
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. It’s 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 that can be used to cover flat roofs.
how much does a tpo roof cost?
If you have 50,000/SQ.FT that equals 50 Squares.
NOTE: In 2021, we have seen an unprecedented labor shortage as a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for materials has skyrocketed. As a result, materials prices may be higher (we have been getting a 5-7% almost monthly) than reported in this article and lead times may be longer than usual.
Benefits of TPO Roofs
With all of TPO’s great benefits, it makes sense why so many Houston businesses are choosing this material for their commercial roofing needs. A TPO roof system is primarily used on flat roofs, it is vital to hire a professional TPO roofing contractor to install the roof system to ensure all goes well during heat welding and a successful roofing installation.
1. Energy Efficient
The most common TPO has a white membrane that reflects the sun’s energy(UV Rays) back to the atmosphere so much so that whenever we install TPO our team has to wear sunglasses. Commercial spaces can be large, requiring several resources to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With TPO roofing, the TPO material will result in energy and cost savings for your building.
Before we install the TPO, there is the insulation. When it comes to insulation it comes in all sorts of sizes. For example we have fan fold insulation that is about 1/2″. We can also use ISO insulation that come in 1″, 2″, 3″, etc. The insulation also helps with energy efficiency protecting your building from losing as much heat or cool air.
2. Cost Effective
Every single roof is an investment! Relative to other commercial roofing options, it is not as expensive as you think yet it will still last you a long time(25-30 Years)!
The reason for this is because of the easy installation. The TPO material comes in rolls that are 10 Feet Long and are mechanically attached to the building. This easy installation means savings on labor costs.
Because if consists of a rubber compound, TPO has a flexible membrane that is impervious to mold, rot and tear impact.
Reasons why we like TPO vs. EPDM roofing is because with TPO we weld the seams instead of just using adhesive. Welding the seams together is what also gives TPO that longevity of lasing 25 years.
A TPO roof system is built to drain the water so there is no ponding water unlike a Modified Bitumen Roof.
4. Multiple Options (Fits Different Budgets)
- Thickness of TPO
- 45 Mil
- 60 Mil
- Fanfold Insulation
- Iso 1″
- Iso 2″
- Iso 3″
- Color Options
TPO Roofing Manufacturers
All TPO roofs were not created equal. At HHH Roofing, there are certain producers that stand above the rest. These are the TPO Manufacturers we trust:
which company do i choose to install tpo?
- How long have they been in business?
- Are they Licensed & Insured?
- Are they certified?
- Do you have experience or references?