3 Best TPO Roofing Products For Your Home or Business

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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Are you interested in installing a TPO roof, but are not sure which product to choose? Because of TPO’s quickly growing popularity, in recent years many flat roof manufacturers have started their own lines of TPO to get a piece of the growing market share. With so many offerings, and marketing hype it may be hard to discern which product offers the best features. To help you, we have selected 3 of the BEST products from top manufacturers, who have a solid reputation for producing quality TPO roofs for many years. Each offers unique features and benefits that may be… Read more »

TPO Roof Recycling

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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In the US today, there is about 1,400 square miles of low-slope roofing in place ( an area larger than the state of Rhode Island) and almost 13 billion dollars is spent annually on reroofing, which makes disposal of the old membranes a big environmental issue. Among the three single-ply membranes, TPO just like PVC is 100% recyclable, while EPDM rubber is not. In the last few years, many TPO manufacturers have started programs to educate both roofing contractors and building owners about the benefits and the process of TPO recycling. Recycling TPO not only saves our environment by reducing… Read more »

TPO Roofing Problems

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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Business and homeowners who are looking to replace their old flat roofs often choose to install a TPO membrane, without being aware of some very important problems that exist with this roofing material. Since TPO is very well marketed in both residential and commercial roofing markets, offers a good price point and a number of attractive features, many people don’t think twice before putting a TPO membrane on their roof. Lets take a closer look with at some concerning problems that TPO roofs have, to help you decide whether this is the right roofing material for you. What Is The… Read more »

Comparative history of TPO vs PVC in the US vs Europe

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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In the single ply roofing market in the US today the race is on between PVC and TPO thermoplastic roofing membranes. While PVC still has the upper hand and accounts for a significant portion of all residential and commercial single ply membrane installations, TPO is steadily gaining a faithful following and its share in the market continues to grow every year. Out of the two membranes, TPO is the newcomer to the US market, it was initially manufactured and installed in the European roofing market and only made its way into the US in the early 1990’s. By comparison, PVC… Read more »

Overview of MRCA Advisory on TPO Roofing

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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UPDATE: It has become increasingly difficult to find the MRCA T&R Committee TPO Advisory – in fact, MRCA has deleted it from their website (we believe this is due to pressure from big TPO manufacturers who do not want negative press). Here is the original of this document – MRCA TPO Advisory Original article: In the single ply roofing market, TPO roofing membranes are continuing to experience significant growth, competing for a share of the pie with both PVC and EPDM membranes. While TPO is newest of all three membranes, officially introduced into the US market in the early 1990’s,… Read more »

TPO Long-Term Performance Discussion at 61st MRCA Conference

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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For anyone interested in the state of TPO roofing, its future growth and expansion in residential and commercial roofing markets, it is important to know that TPO roofing is being actively discussed and evaluated by such reputable organizations as MRCA. In 2010, at the 61st Annual MRCA Conference, there was a very important presentation by the panel on “TPO Long-Term Performance”. This panel addressed to the best their ability and expertise some of the serious concerns that have been raised in the roofing industry regarding the longevity and durability of TPO roofing membranes and reported failures of the membranes under… Read more »

ASTM Standard Revisions for TPO Roofing Since 2010

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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In response to the industry’s need for a more rigorous standard for TPO membranes, ASTM standard for TPO was revised twice in 2011. The first revision took place in April 2011 and included changes to the duration of specimen heat aging before aged physical property testing. The time frame was increased from 28 days at 240 F to 224 days at 240 F, an eight-fold increase. However, no changes in the standard were made to the physical property evaluation methods after heat aging tests. In May 2011, ASTM standard was revised one more time. The new standard increased the minimum… Read more »

TPO vs EPDM Rubber Roofing – Flat Roof Guide

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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Are you looking for a quality, energy efficient solution for a low slope roof and are not sure whether to go for a TPO or an EPDM rubber roofing membrane? It can be difficult to distinguish between the two products, as both are single ply roofing membranes. However, there are important differences that you need to be aware of to figure out which roofing membrane is right for you. When making your decision, consider such factors as cost, longevity, durability, maintenance, ease of installation and energy efficiency. To learn more information about how TPO and EPDM stack up against one… Read more »

Installation Tips and Guidelines for roofers from TPO manufacturers

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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If you are roofing contractor already installing TPO membranes or considering starting to work with TPO there are some important installation intricacies that you need to be aware of to get your job done well. TPO roofing membranes are becoming increasingly popular both in residential and commercial single ply roofing markets across the US, offering an economical price as compared to its rival PVC roofing membranes. TPO roofing membrane offers many benefits similar to PVC roofing, in the last couple of years, the membranes have been noted to age and deteriorate prematurely under conditions of high solar and heat loading…. Read more »

Pros and Cons of TPO Roofing

Average Roof Costs (1600 sq. ft.)
Most Homeowners Spent Between: Most People Spent: $7,650 - $9,500
Low End
$7,180
Average
$8,640
High End
$10,810

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If you are looking to install a single ply roofing membrane that will be energy efficient and are evaluating your options, consider TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roofing. TPO is touted to have the benefits of two of its direct competitors EPDM and PVC roofs, but without the drawbacks and extra costs. This means that a TPO roof is as UV-resistant and as heat-resistant as EPDM, and as heat-weldable as PVC. As any roofing material, TPO also has its disadvantages and shortcomings that are primarily due to the fact that TPO is a fairly new roofing material on the market and research… Read more »