Thermoplastic Polyolefin(TPO) roofing is growing in popularity worldwide because of its affordability and energy efficiency. It is a single-ply roofing membrane product with three layers—a TPO polymer base, a TPO compounded top ply, and a polyester-reinforced scrim. Earlier, many people used to invest in Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), also known as “rubber roof”, because of its benefits. If you go for TPO roofing, you get much more than just EPDM benefits.
Want to know why investing in TPO roofing can be a great choice? Find the key reasons below:
TPO roofing has most of the same benefits as other types of roofing, like PVC roofing, but at a much more reasonable price. Besides being cost-effective, TPO roofing is fire-resistant, puncture-resistant, and can tolerate chemicals. Its combination of sturdy seams saves roofing costs and maintenance charges.
TPO roofs can cost between $3.50 and $14.00 per square foot to install, whereas EPDM costs between $3.50 and $5 per square foot. Even though you pay a little more for TPO roofs, you will enjoy more roofing benefits and higher durability. An entire TPO roof can cost approximately $7,455 for an average-sized commercial roof. EPDM costs approximately $7,055 for a similar-sized roof. But, TPO’s UV reflective capacity helps prolong the roofing lifespan and improves property insulation, which significantly decreases utility costs.
TPO is formed in a way that it looks perfect on a wide variety of homes because of its availability in various colors, such as black, white, and grey. With TPO roofing, you can give a different look to your home. All TPO colors can save you energy costs because of their extremely high UV resistance.
Thus, you can use multiple color options for TPO roofing yet pay fewer electricity bills. You don’t need to stick to only white roofing and explore more options.
TPO is a flexible material, and thus, it can adapt to a variety of roofs and can tolerate settings and movement. You can install TPO roofing on both residential and commercial properties.
The color variations of TPO roofing, such as black, white, and light grey, can meet the visual preferences of all property owners. A white roof tends to generate maximum energy-saving and heat-reflective properties. Homeowners manufacture TPO roofs regardless of the material’s color.
Easy and Quick Installation
New roofing installation on commercial properties requires the shutdown of operations for a couple of days. Thus, you should hire professionals to install TPO roofing quickly so as not to delay resuming business operations. As TPO is lightweight and available in wide sheets, they can install it more easily than the alternatives.
TPO has several EPDM benefits. One of the biggest advantages of TPO is instant adherence, which helps roofers quickly finish a TPO roof installation in a few days without using any advanced equipment. As TPO is lightweight, roofing installation experts can bring commercial roofing experts and can easily carry commercial roofing elements without scaffolding. Thus, roofers can finish the installation quickly with a small team.
No Mold Growth
Mold and mildew are severe, roof-shattering issues as they expose your roof to bacteria and diseases. Mold growth is combated by EPDM rubber roofs because of synthetic raw materials. But, EPDM’s exterior dependability easily weakens due to pooled water.
Numerous commercial roofs deteriorate because of mold damage caused by pooled water. But TPO has extra measures to combat mold growth, which saves time and money on performing roof cleaning and maintenance.
Durability and Dependability
Many thermoplastic roofing systems are still going through various examinations. Moreover, innovations upgrade TPO’s performance. But, TPO doesn’t have centralized certification and, thus, you can only rely on very reputable roofers having TPO and single-ply roofing experience. So, you will have different levels of TPO roofing performance. TPO’s efficiency and long-term protective qualities can be maximized by experienced roofers.
The increasing use of TPO roofing and consistent research reflect consistent upgrades, which will make it a standardized roofing system. Thermoplastic Polyolefin is more durable than PVC and EPDM roofs because of its intrinsic natural characteristics, quick installation, and reasonable price.
Because TPO roofing seams are welded with hot air, they don’t tend to leak. Fixing leaks also gets easier because of the way seams are melded.
Even if the roofing starts to come apart, it gets exposed to leakages, which you can fix easily.
TPO roofing is energy-efficient and heat-reflective, which is resistant to chemicals, ozone, and UV rays. Thus, TPO roofing saves your cooling costs via reflecting heat and maintaining a cool interior framework. TPO roofing is free of chlorine or ingredients containing chlorine, which makes it more environmentally friendly than other alternatives.
As TPO roofing is 100% recyclable, you can recycle old TPO roofing into new TPO roofing. Thus, it is a wonderful green roofing option because of its energy efficiency.
TPO is not only consistently getting upgraded in design and texture, but roofers tend to upgrade and make their TPO roofing unique. TPO manufacturers with years of experience have a better knowledge of the right formula to use. As TPO roofing is quite new in the marketplace, it will have a warranty to cover the latest formulas in the coming years. TPO is consistently upgrading, and if you hire professionals to install them, you get the desired installation.
Matera Roofing Inc. can install TPO roofing perfectly in commercial and industrial buildings. TPO membranes keep your insulation safe from the elements and prevent mold from growing inside the fiberglass. TPO membranes last for 15 to 20 years, depending on the condition of your roof. As the membranes are made of rubber, you can recycle them as and when required. They are available in a wide variety of monochrome colors, including black, gray, or white. While gray and white membranes protect your property from the heat from the sun, black tends to absorb the heat. Request an estimate today!