Are you thinking about having TPO roofing installed? TPO is a single-ply thermoplastic polyolefin roof membrane highly resistant to UV, ozone, infrared, and chemical exposure. This single-ply roof membrane comprises sheets of rubber and another synthetic material glued together to create one huge sheet. These sheets range in width from 10 to 20 feet. 

TPO roofing, which first appeared in the early 1980s, has become one of the world’s fastest-growing roofing systems, not only in America, particularly when increasing numbers of homeowners want a simple and contemporary appearance.

The inexpensive cost and long life expectancy of 22 to 30 years, greatly beyond the usual 15-year lifetime of conventional roofing systems, increased its popularity. Over 22 to 30 years, seams may separate, flashings can fail, the membrane can get perforated, and cracks might form, potentially causing a roof leak. 

Owners and landlords should be concerned about the potential damage to the roof. They should contact a reputable roofing company to repair the roof if water has started to enter the building or dwelling.

You may require a commercial roofing professional to complete a free roofing inspection if there is any damage.

He will examine for and notify you of the following items:

  • The TPO Roof’s Age
  • Roof Condition
  • Where Your Roof Has Cracked
  • Where the Water Enters
  • Repair Costs

Insulation Options for TPO Roof Installation

Today we’ll review the three different kinds of insulation and see which is best for your roof.

The three most popular forms of insulation in a TPO Roofing System are:

  1. Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso)
  2. Polystyrene (EPS)
  3. Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)

Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso)

It is an insulating board with a face of glass fiber-reinforced cellulosic felt connected to an isocyanurate foam core. This insulation has the following advantages:

  • Sized Just Right
  • Excellent Thermal Efficiency
  • Fire Resistance
  • Versatility
  • Comply With Building Code Requirements.
  • LEED Credits
  • Environmental Friendliness
  • Compatibility
  • Outstanding Service Temperature
  • Superior Dimensional Stability

Expanded Polystyrene

White plastic sheet material created or generated from solid polystyrene particles. This includes styrene (which helps to produce the cellular structure) and pentane (used as a blowing agent)

Its inclusion has the following advantages:

  • Low Thermal Conductivity
  • High Mechanical Compressive Strength
  • Mechanical Compressive Strength Prevention
  • Dimensional Consistency
  • Lightness
  • Economic Solution
  • Cold Resistant
  • Fireproof

Extruded Polystyrene

Roof sheets are made by an extrusion process that combines plastic resin and other components. As this foam cools and expands, it takes on its final form.

There are the following advantages of adopting this inclusion:

  • No Leaks
  • Reduced Heating and Cooling Expenses
  • Endurance
  • Versatility
  • Environment Friendly

Do You Need To Repair a TPO Roof?

TPO roofs have a long lifespan, lasting more than 15-20 years with little care. But, after this term has expired, the homeowner or landlord must consider contacting a roof repair firm to rectify any damages or repairs and, in some instances, full replacements. The first clue that your TPO roof needs maintenance and repair is when it begins to leak for the first time.

Last, you must do a roofing inspection.

After the examination, we will provide an estimated repair cost and the materials needed to finish the job. The following criteria will determine all repairs and material costs:

  • Roof dimensions and area: Cracks, bend, breaks, leakage, and other damage to the roof must be fixed. And the cost is determined by the size and area of the roof. The greater the size of the roof, the more dents and fractures there will be.
  • Materials required: Polyisocyanurate (Polyiso), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) determine the amount of money necessary for the material. Polyisocyanurate is the most widely used and widely available material for TPO roofing and repair.
  • Skilled work: Eventually, the job will be done by qualified roofers. The number of hours of labor and days required to complete the job will entirely depend on the extent of the damage and the area of your damaged roof.
  • Existing roof condition: The typical individual will find several dings and fissures difficult to detect. The roof repair inspector will be able to detect any concealed roof dents, cracks, or flaws that might lead to leaks within the next year or two.
  • Warranty type: Several materials and roof repair providers offer varying guarantees on roof repair services. This element also influences the cost.

If you need assistance with your next TPO Roofing job, contact Integrity Roofing for a free, no-obligation quotation!

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