Are you in need of a new roof? Whether you own a commercial or residential building, you may want to consider TPO roofing, one of the fastest-growing roof types for flat roofs.
As a type of single-ply, TPO roofing has a lifespan of 30 years or more. It’s reflective, energy-efficient, lightweight, weather-resistant, and affordable.
At T&G Roofing, we specialize in TPO roofing because we believe it is the best flat roof option on the market. We go to great lengths to ensure our installers are experts at what they do, so you can have a flawless TPO roof that lasts for years to come.
What is TPO Roofing?
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin, a type of single-ply roofing material that covers the surface of a roof. It is made up of different types of rubber, including polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber.
TPO products are available in six, eight, and ten-foot-wide rolls that are 100 feet long each. The TPO membrane also includes synthetic components and a fabric reinforcing scrim, which stabilizes and strengthens the membrane for improved and increased performance.
Why Should You Consider a TPO Roof?
TPO roofing is a popular option for building owners who want a durable, reflective roof without spending too much money. They can also can last more than 30 years, so they’re perfect for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Superior to hot tar roofing, TPO roofing does not involve the use of dangerous chemicals or open flames, which makes it safer and easier to install. Plus, it lasts two to three times longer than hot tar roofing.
White TPO membranes also reflect UV rays and heat, which saves money in the summer months.
TPO is one of the most affordable roofing materials available. It costs less than PVC, EDPM, and other types of single-ply roofing. Depending on the roof, TPO membranes can cost anywhere from three to four dollars per square foot.
TPO membranes are manufactured with wider sheets, which makes them lightweight, flexible, and easy to install.
Strength and Durability
A TPO roof is flexible, lightweight, and weather-resistant, which means it can resist inclement weather, as well as ultraviolet and chemical exposure. It can also withstand corrosion, bacteria, debris, algae, and dirt.
TPO membranes are white with highly reflective properties to reflect UV rays and heat away from a building, which decreases cooling costs in the summer. It also benefits the environment.
How to Install a TPO Roof
To install a TPO roof, a contractor will begin by cleaning or removing the roof entirely. Then, they will install layers of insulation. There are three main types of insulation:
- Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso)
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
- Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
Next, the contractor will install the insulation layers by rolling them out on the roof. The cover board is placed on the top for the membrane to be attached to. The membrane is either ballasted, mechanically fastened, or chemically adhered to the cover board.
As the contractor applies the membrane sheets, they roll it out, so the sides overlap with one another. Finally, the contractor will use a heat welder to seal the single-ply membranes together.
Contact the TPO Roof Experts Today
Do you still have questions about TPO roofing? With over 30 years of experience, T and G Roofing knows what it takes to install a flawless, high-quality TPO roof. To schedule your consultation, contact us today!