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What Is TPO Roofing?

If you’ve seen those stark, bright, and amazingly white rooftops, then you may be familiar with TPO roofing. TPO has gained considerable use with commercial roofing systems, particularly in covering flat roofs. This is because of its natural reflective ability to deflect UV rays while conserving energy and saving on utility costs.

TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. It is made up of a single-ply membrane composed of synthetic components and a reinforcing scrim that stabilizes and strengthens the membrane for improved performance.

TPO roofing installation

When done by an experienced roofing company, the installation of a TPO roofing system can be fast, clean, and virtually non-intrusive. How well your roofing is installed will determine its ability to withstand the elements and its ultimate lifespan.

TPO roofing cost

When pricing any roofing system, the experience may prove to be intimidating because of varying quotes from one contractor to the next. The cost of TPO roofing will vary depending on the following factors;

The condition of your roof:

  • Size of your roof
  • Type of insulation
  •  Membrane choice
  • Installation options
  • Roof penetrations/ intrusions
  • Warranty options
  • And benefits of TPO

With proper maintenance and installation, the time for TPO roofing can last for at least 30 years. However, it has been in the market for at least 3years, so its full potential lifespan is being evaluated.

Can a TPO roofing system be repaired?

In drier areas like Tucson, a TPO roofing may stay on your building for 15-20 years. After that, it may need to be repaired. It is wise to call a commercial roofing contractor to perform a roofing inspection during this time to check the repair options for your roof.