TPO roofing is a single ply membrane that is made up of synthetic rubbers and reinforcing scrim. It comes in rolls from 10 to 20 feet wide making it easy to transport and install. You can usually spot a TPO roof by the white color of it, which is exceptional at reflecting the sun’s UV rays, extending the life of the material while improving energy efficiency.
Many commercial buildings have a flat rooftop or sometimes what we call a low slope roof when it is slightly angled. TPO was designed for flat and low sloped roofs and has been around for over 40 years.
Once your old roof has been cleaned and prepped for it’s new roof, we start with installing a layer of high R rating insulation such as Polyiso or Polyisocyanurate, EPS or Expanded Polystyrene and (XPS) Extruded Polystyrene. Each type of insulation has different R ratings and perm ratings. R rating represents the material’s resistance to the flow of heat and perm rating is a measurement of how much water vapor can pass through the semipermeable membrane.
Once the insulation is laid down, the TPO membrane is adhered to the insulation with either mechanical fasteners or and adhesive. The long rolls of TPO allow for very few seams that all go parallel to each other down the length of the roof. These seams are welded together with a hot air type gun that bonds both top and bottom layer together, creating a watertight seam that will with stand even the harshest weather that Denver can throw at you.
TPO roofing has many benefits to it, which is probably why it became such a popular choice over the past 30 years. To start, the layer of insulation under the TPO membrane provides an impact resistant barrier that protects the structural integrity of your roof and the insulation also does an incredible job of keeping the building it covers a very constant temperature, saving you money on heating and cooling.
The white reflective layer of TPO is very resistant to the sun’s harmful UV rays which helps the roofing material last longer under direct sunlight not to mention how the white color doesn’t store heat as much as darker colored roofs, improving energy efficiency even further.
TPO roofing usually comes with a 30 year manufacturer warranty, adding to the numerous benefits we already mentioned. It is cost effective to install as well so you really can’t go wrong with single ply TPO roofing.
The weather that your roof experiences regularly makes a big difference in how long your TPO roof will last, but most of the time you can get a 30 year manufacturer warranty. Most commercial building owners report a lifespan between 20 and 30 years for their TPO roofing systems, but it hasn’t been around for much longer than that so there isn’t enough data to speculate past that. TPO roofing systems have been know to hold up very well in the Denver heat and regular sunshine.
There are many factors that go into the overall cost of having a new TPO roofing system installed, but it can be broken down pretty easily. Below are some of the factors to consider when figuring out pricing of your roof system.
We have been installing TPO single ply membrane systems buildings across the Mile High City region for decades and we would be happy to help you with your roof as well. With decades of experience as residential & commercial roofing contractors, our crews have flawlessly finished roofs that are anywhere from 100 square feet to hundreds of thousands of square feet in size and we have a long list of happy roofing customers to prove it.
If you are looking to get a TPO roofing system installed on your property, give us a call. We pride ourselves in being the best in the business and we back our work with labor & material warranties. Feel free to give us a call for any of your residential & commercial TPO roofing needs.