TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roof
Single-Ply Membrane Roofing is one of the most popular types of commercial roofs. There are several types of single-layer membrane types of roofs depending on the chemical structure, the way it is installed as well as depending on the energy efficiency
-Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)
-Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
What is TPO?
TPO is a compound of Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) in combination with un-crosslinked EPDM rubber. It is a compound that is resistant to weather conditions and tough, so that it adheres well to all substrates. This compound is a TPO material used to cover roofs.
TPO material is vapor permeable and watertight.
TPOs are commonly used in commercial buildings. TPO roofs consist of a single layer of synthetics and a reinforcing layer. TPOs are mainly used for flat roofs, we must mention that with the correct installation of a TPO roof, you do not get a completely flat roof, because a small slope is needed for the precipitation to slide into the drain.
You have probably seen white roof coverings so far, they are TPO roofs. And almost 35% of commercial roofs in the total market share are occupied by TPO roofs. TPO roof panels are produced in different widths and then rolled up. TPO panels contain a reflective surface that reflects UV rays and are therefore very efficient in the summer months because they save electricity that is necessary for cooling the building itself.
How many rolls of TPO do you need for the roof?
When the size of the roof covering is determined, size and the number of rolls is calculated. Then the rolls of membrane are delivered to the roof, then the rolls of membrane are installed. The connection of the TPO rolls is done with hot air precisely and with expert supervision.
TPO roofing price per square? The price of TPO roof?
The price of a TPO roof depends not only on the size of the roof but also on the type of insulation you want to install. The price of a commercial roof ranges from 3-12 dollars per square feet, material and labor. An important factor in determining the price of a TPO roof is: the condition of the existing roof, whether a new roof is being built or the existing one is being reconstructed, whether the existing roof is being cleaned, access to the roof, insulation selection, membrane selection, type of warranty.
How is TPO set up?
TPO roofs are industrially acceptable roofs. To install a TPO roof, it is necessary to thoroughly clean the substrate, and then install the insulation.
There are several types of insulation
- Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso) is more expensive but has a high R-value
- Expanded polystyrene (EPS) has a very high P value per unit dollar. It does not retain water and can be used from the bottom and for roofs
- Extruded polystyrene (KSPS) is between Polisio and EPS both in price and performance.
- The TPO roof can be mechanically attached to the substrate or glued with adhesive glue. When the roll of membrane is installed, it starts again from the beginning of another roll and the joints are welded with hot air.
How does TPO save money?
This type of roofing has a reflective effect, it is usually produced in white color and thus reflects UV rays. In the summer months, it significantly saves money and reduces cooling costs.
How to repair a TPO roof? How do I know that the TPO roof is ready for repair?
TPO roofs can last up to 30 years. During that time, the membrane can be damaged, the seams can tear or the edges can crack, and then there is a danger of water leaking in the building, so it is necessary to take preventive measures.
During the inspection we will determine the condition of your roof:
- How old is it?
- I what condition are the joints and in what condition is the membrane
- How many layers does the roof have and where does the water enter the building if there is a leak.
After that, we will inform you in detail about the condition and the proposal whether the roof needs to be changed or it is enough to just eliminate the shortcomings, we will show you all the shortcomings of the current condition. The decades-long experience of the Dinamic Exteriors 10 Inc. team is a guarantee that your roof will be made to the highest standards.
How long will the TPO roof last?
TPO roofs can have warranty from 10 to 30 years, some research shows that some roofs last more than 30 years with proper control and maintenance. Properly installed TPO will last longer than 25 years.
Is a TPO roof good?
Yes, TPO roofs are economically viable in addition to saving electricity in the summer months, because the roof is white and reflects UV rays, TPO roof is also environmentally friendly and is considered to reduce carbon emissions.
Is TPO waterproof?
TPO are waterproof and cost-effective, they are mainly used for flat roofs on commercial buildings.
What is the difference between EPDM and TPO roof?
When wet the EPDM roof is very slippery, while the TPO roof is not. TPO is very shiny and not smooth but has an orange peel texture, while EPDM is very smooth and not shiny.
Who makes the best TPO roofing?
Our company has a tradition of 75 years and we have always chosen the best partners with our work, so our customers are satisfied. We have tried to follow world trends and innovations, which we also demand from our partners. If you are looking for a trusted company in Illinois, Chicago, which is close ( roofing contractors ) we are here to agree with you as soon as possible on the date, whether to dismantle the existing roof, install a new roof, whether it is a flat roof, TPO, WindSmart , PVC roof , bitumen, metal roof, copper roof, Clay Tiles roof, Cedar Shake Roof
What is a better TPO or PVC roof?
PVC roofing has better resistance to weathering, while TPO is environmentally friendly and recycled. The TPO roof helps in the energy efficiency of the building because the reflective surface reduces UV radiation.
Is the TPO roof fire resistant?
TPO roofs are waterproof, vapor permeable, this material is resistant to mold, impact resistant to wind and fire.
TPO roofers near me? TPO roofing contractors near me?
Our company installs TPO roofing throughout Illinois and Chicago. If you are close to us, invite us to go out on the field, offer you the best price / offer and suggest the right solution for your roof.
Is TPO toxic?
The TPO roof is environmentally friendly. Incinerated TPO contains less toxic agents and pollution than when incinerating conventional household waste. During incineration, TPO turns into slag that we can freely dispose of in the landfill because it does not negate the environment.
Is the TPO roof always white?
TPO roofing membrane is produced mainly in white, in addition there are gray and black, but there are some manufacturers that can produce TPO membrane in other colors.