Are you looking for a new roofing membrane that offers excellent energy efficiency? If so, then TPO roofing could be the best choice for you. In today’s blog, a top residential roofing company, Roofer Chicks, shares the top benefits of TPO roofing and why it’s worth investing in.
What Is TPO Roofing?
TPO, or thermoplastic olefin, roofing was introduced in the roofing market during the 1990s as a great alternative to PVC and rubber roofing systems. It served as a worthy choice since it possessed the benefits of both prior choices with none of their drawbacks and hefty costs.
TPO is a single-ply roofing system that consists of three layers: the TPO polymer base, the TPO top ply, and finally, the polyester-reinforced fabric center. Other roofing manufacturers use talc, fiberglass and carbon fiber to create this roofing system. Other popular rubbers that are incorporated into the manufacturing process include ethylene-propylene rubber and EPDM.
Benefits of TPO Roofing
- Affordable. The main draw of switching to a TPO roof is that it’s offered at an affordable price. It’s cheaper than PVC roofs while offering its benefits, like hot-air weldable seams and superior energy efficiency. To see how much you’ll save, a 1500 square-foot flat roof costs around $7,455 if it’s made out of TPO, while the same area will cost around $8,055 for a PVC roofing system. This goes to show just how much you can save.
- Ease of Installation. Roofers love installing TPO roofs since they come in wider sheets and are easy to carry around. This means that they’ll have an easier time installing them, further reducing your replacement costs.
- Durability. TPO roofing is resistant to mold, dirt buildup, and punctures. It’s also a flexible material that adjusts to the movement of your structure. It also handles thermal expansion very well which is handy during the summer months.
Call on Roofer Chicks for all your residential and commercial roofing needs. You can count on our experienced team for your roof replacement, maintenance, and repairs. Call us at (830) 627-7663 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX.