Whether you own a commercial building or a residential home, at some point, you may need a new roof, and TPO roofing is a very interesting option at your disposal. The popularity of TPO roofs is constantly growing, and for a good reason.
Since this type of roofing is single-ply, TPO roofs have a lifespan of up to 30 years and sometimes even longer. A TPO roof is lightweight, energy-efficient, reflective, weather-resistant, and affordable, making it one of the best options on the market.
But that’s not all! Read on to find out more about the beneficial qualities of TPO roofing, what it really is, and why you should consider it for your property.
What Is TPO Roofing?
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin, and it’s a single-ply roofing membrane that covers the surface of your roof. It’s made of various types of rubber, including ethylene-propylene and polypropylene rubber. The membrane also has a fabric that reinforces the scrim, stabilizing and strengthening it for better performance.
TPO membranes are available in rolls that vary in width from 6 to 20 feet and are 100 feet long. It is exactly in that rolled-up form that they are installed, and once installed, they create a great protective layer on your property.
TPO Roofing Installation
After removing the old roof, your roofer will apply layers of insulation. Facility managers and owners can choose from different types of that insulation, such as Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS). The TPO membrane is then attached to the cover board, and it can be mechanically fastened, adhered chemically, or ballasted. Finally, your roofer will use a heat welder to seal the single-ply membranes.
Why TPO Roof Is Worth Considering
TPO roofing is very popular because such a roof is not only low-cost, but it provides great resistance to ozone, ultraviolet rays, and chemical exposure. Moreover, such single-ply roofing systems are energy-efficient and heat-reflective, saving you money in the summer months.
By opting for a TPO roof, any residential homeowner, commercial property owner, and industrial building owner can have an inexpensive roof that will last for a long time. The installation of such a roof is easy and safe as it doesn’t require the use of open flames or dangerous chemicals.
Benefits of TPO Roofing
TPO is one of the least expensive roofing materials available on the market that can bring great quality and enhanced function to your property. TPO membranes generally cost between $3 and $4 per square foot.
TPO membranes can be installed in different ways, which facilitates the entire process. They come in the form of wide sheets and can be attached directly to the roof deck or with adhesives. Their lightweight also contributes to this flexibility in installation.
Durability and Strength
TPO roof is flexible, weather-resistant, and less likely to experience algae and mildew growth, so it doesn’t need to be washed that often. It will also easily withstand debris, dirt, bacteria, and corrosion. With a lifespan of up to 30 years, it will also save you a lot of money in the long run.
Lower Energy Bills
The use of TPO on your roof means lower cooling costs due to the white color of TPO roofing and its high reflectivity. This is what allows heat and UV rays to be reflected away from the building and prevents the roof and the interior of the property from heating up excessively. TPOs are also built from environmentally friendly products, which help to lower carbon emissions.
Reach Out to Severe Weather Roofing & Restoration
If you need to replace your roof or have more questions about TPO roofing, get in touch with us and schedule your FREE inspection! With years of experience under our belt, Severe Weather Roofing & Restoration is more than capable of installing a top-quality TPO roof on your facility!