Tpo roof system
What is TPO Roofing?
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolfin) is a single-ply roofing membrane used mainly for flat commercial roofs, and is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market TPO Membranes are made up of 2 layers of synthetic with reinforcing scrim.
TPO Roofing installation
After the existing roof is prepared, either by cleaning or removing the existing roof the insulation board is installed. There are several variations of insulation board or separation sheets to choose from for each customer to choose from based on their budget or requirements.
The chosen TPO membrane can then be installed either by mechanically fastening it or by using a full coverage bonding adhesive.
TPO Membranes come in various thickness and width, varying from 4 ft. wide to 20 ft. wide. The thinner the membrane is usually the cost will be less and the warranties will be shorter.
TPO Roofing Costs
For most standard commercial roofs, it will usually cost between $4.00 and $8.00 per sq. ft. in materials and labor to install a TPO Roofing system on a commercial building. To better get an understanding of how much your roof will cost you can consider these options.
- The size of your roof.
- The age and condition of the existing roof.
- Choice of insulation or separation sheet.
- Existing roof penetrations or units.
- Your choice on the thickness of the membrane
- The type of warranty you choose.
Ultimately the cost of your roof can vary a lot with each contractor and each different choice of products and systems.
The benefits Of TPO Roofing
A properly installed TPO roof can last up to 30 years. To get the most life out of a TPO roof, keep a close eye on any seams that may come apart or break and have them repaired as soon as possible. While a properly heat-welded TPO seam will not break, keeping a close eye for any flaws that occurred during installation is crucial for the life-term of your roof.
There are many other advantages of choosing a TPO roof system.
- The benefits of competitor synthetic membranes but at a cheaper cost.
- Highly UV Reflective (up to 85%) reducing energy costs.
- Can be easily repaired, saving cost on future repairs.
- Class A Fire-Rated