TPO roofing is a great option for commercial and industrial building owners. It is a lightweight, easy to apply, and durable option for a roofing membrane. If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to protect your building’s roof, TPO is the way to go. To learn more about its particularities, the installation process, and its many advantages, read through the following sections. If, even after reading through each section, you’re not sure if TPO roofing is right for your building, give us a call for a free consultation. Our expert consultants will ask you a few diagnostic questions to understand your situation and guide you through the available options depending on your personal needs and budget. Start your free consultation now by calling 469-217-3916.

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What is TPO Roofing?

TPO roofing is a type of single-ply roofing membrane that covers the entire surface of a roof. It’s increasing in popularity for use on flat roof commercial and industrial buildings due to its low cost, easy application, durability, and protective qualities. TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin and is a more economical option over its competitors, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, a synthetic rubber) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing. TPO roofing comes in many colors but is usually applied in lighter reflective colors like white, grey, or tan. The lighter reflective hues help to deflect UV radiation in warmer climates.

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Advantages of TPO Roofing

TPO roofing has many well-known advantages in both commercial and residential applications. It is extremely cost-efficient as well as easy to apply and gives your roof great protection against inclement weather and impact damage. To learn more about TPO roofing’s many benefits, please review the sections detailing each benefit below.

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Lower Materials Cost

TPO roofing’s number one benefit is its low cost as compared to other roofing materials. In the U.S., a flat roof of about 1,500 square feet will cost about 10-15% cheaper than EPDM and PVC roofing applications. The cost of the material itself is very economical and because the application is so easy, you’ll also save on labor costs.

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Lower Cooling Costs

Perhaps the greatest benefit of TPO roofing membranes are its energy savings. Due to its reflectivity and resistance to UV radiation, the roof is kept cool, preventing heat absorption, which in turn keeps the internal building temperature constant. Air conditioning systems will not have to kick into overdrive to keep the building cool in hotter months.

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Minimal Maintenance

TPO roofing membranes are great for protection against a variety of possible damage and require little upkeep or maintenance. TPO roofing protects against mold growth, accumulation of dirt, mildew, and algae. And because the surface membrane is so flexible, expansions and contractions of the roof are accommodated without tears or punctures where bacteria or dirt could accumulate.

Quick Installation

Because TPO membranes come in large, lightweight pieces, installation is exceedingly easy. The larger pieces imply fewer problematic seams. Each piece can either be directly fastened, adhered with adhesives, or heat welded to high-risk areas like chimneys, vents, or other roof protrusions. The versatility and ease of installation make it a great choice.

Strength & Durability

When compared to other thermoplastic membranes, TPO is much more durable and resistant to tears, puncturing, and other damage. The flexibility allows a home or building to move and settle without a problem. Simply put: Reinforced TPO membranes handle thermal contraction and expansion much better than other singly ply roofing systems on the market.

Color Options

TPO roofing can be installed in a variety of colors to meet the design preferences of the building owner. Most owners opt for lighter colors like white, light gray, or tan to generate optimum heat reflection and reap the energy-saving benefits. However, TPO roofs are manufactured to be UV resistant regardless of their color. So even a black or dark grey application will provide reduced energy costs.

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The Installation Process

TPO roofing membranes come in large, lightweight sheets that can be attached in a variety of ways to your building’s roof. You can choose to have the sheets fastened directly to the roof deck or adhered using adhesives. For high-risk protrusions like chimneys, vents, or other roof extensions, the membrane can be heat welded. Each method is quite simple and quickly done. Due to TPO membranes coming in large sheets, there are also fewer seams to worry about, reducing the risk of pesky debris build-up and potential water damage.

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With Dallas Metal Roofing you can trust that we will deliver high-quality service, impeccable craftsmanship, and strict adherence to best practices in project planning and management. You will never have to worry about hidden costs or unexpected delays with us. We ensure quality work, delivered on time, every time. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we have tried and true methods and a list of completely trustworthy providers that partner with us to ensure excellent customer service and the highest quality materials. Get started on your next commercial roofing project by calling us now at 469-217-3916 for a free consultation!