SWFL'S TPO ROOFING EXPERT
TPO ROOFING SYSTEMS
If you’re evaluating roofing options for a new commercial building, you may want to consider a TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roof. Heralded as having all the advantages of PVC and EPDM rubber roofs without all the extra expense, TPO is a great material for a commercial building, and it may be one of the better single-ply options.
What Is TPO?
In short, TPO is a flexible material that’s been around for over twenty years. While its name suggests that it’s a plastic, it’s actually a rubber, and TPO is usually blended with other rubber materials like polypropylene and ethylene-propylene. It’s a relatively new compared to other roofing types, but it’s become increasingly popular material for commercial buildings due to its unique roofing application advantages.
Advantages of TPO Roofing
As a more modern material, TPO is highly durable and one of the stronger materials, especially when compared to other plastic and rubber roofing materials. Its biggest advantage is that TPO is a low cost commercial roofing solution but still strong. Often times TPO roofs cost less than popular roofing materials like EPDM rubber.
Another big advantage is its flexibility. Because the material is relatively thin, it’s easily maneuvered and installed across a wide variety of roof types. You can fasten it around chimneys, vents, or air conditioning units without a problem, and a TPO roof will even move with the roof as it expands or contracts over time. In addition to its easy installation, TPO can be fastened with a number of different techniques depending on your needs. This includes using adhesives or fasteners as well as heat welding the seams together.
When it comes to TPO, you’re also getting a roof that is very heat-resistant. A TPO roof may also aid in saving energy costs, making it a great option for business owners looking for a roof that keeps cool in the Florida sun. A TPO roof is also easy to keep clean since it’s resistant to mildew and algae.
The suggested lifespan of a TPO roof is 20 to 25 years with regular, proper maintenance. TPO roofs are durable and long lasting, and are a recommended roofing option for commercial applications throughout Southwest Florida.
If you find yourself in need of a commercial roofer, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your roofing needs and earn your business. Contact our office today for a complimentary quote. We look forward to working with you!