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Commercial Roofing Quiz: What Is a TPO Roof?

TPO roof on flat building

Commercial property owners who are in the market for a new roofing find themselves in a unique position. It’s crucial to maintain the building regularly, making minor repairs as needed, and often these repairs can be done at minimal cost, especially when the problem is identified early. When something big happens, though — storm damage, sudden roof failure, or damage from another source — that’s when things get dicey. More extensive repairs and commercial roof replacements take a bigger toll on the budget. That’s when property owners start to question whether building ownership is really right for them.

Commercial roof replacement can take many forms, and the options are often overwhelming for a property owner who’s not familiar with the different types of commercial roofs on the market. The debate between TPO vs. EPDM, for instance, is a conundrum that baffles many. Maybe modified bitumen is the right solution. Or perhaps an older-style built-up roof is the right choice for your building.

TPO Roofs Meet Many Commercial Needs

Roofing contractors in Lawrence agree that a TPO roof is a good fit for many different types of commercial buildings. Whether you own a strip mall, an apartment complex, or a warehouse, a TPO roof protects your investment, keeping your tenants safe and dry at a cost most property owners can live with.

Shamrock Roofing and Construction is one of the area’s most experienced TPO roof contractors. Our years of experience in the roofing industry allow us to turn a TPO roof installation around in a matter of days. We have our process down and can get in and out with minimal disruption. Tenants who work or live in your building experience very little inconvenience, and building owners or facility managers experience fewer complaints. 

A Favorite with Building Owners

TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. It’s a single-layer roofing membrane that’s essentially a rubber sheet made of synthetic material. TPO sheeting can be rolled out onto any low-slope (flat) commercial roof. The sheets are either mechanically fastened, bonded with a chemical adhesive, or heat sealed. TPO roofs are bright white, so they’re high on the energy-efficiency scale. This white coating reflects the sun’s harsh UV rays off the roof surface, keeping the building below at a more consistent temperature during hot summer months. Building owners are delighted when they discover that a TPO roof helps lower air conditioning costs. While TPO is available in other colors, white is the favorite among building owners for this reason.

A Favorite with Roofing Contractors, Too

TPO roofs are easy for any TPO roof contractor to install. TPO sheeting comes in several widths that make it easy to cover the rooftop efficiently. The flexibility and durability of this membrane make it easy to work when going around chimneys, skylights, rooftop air conditioning units, and satellite dishes. The material also resists corrosion and prevents the growth of mold and mildew, reducing service calls in the future.

TPO material is also completely recyclable. When it’s time to replace the roof again — in 15-20 years or so — the whole thing can be torn off and recycled into something new.

Shamrock Roofing is Lawrence’s TPO Roof Contractor

Building owners in Lawrence who are looking for a TPO roof contractor should give us a call at Shamrock Roofing and Construction. We’ll come out, take a look at your building, and give you an estimate. One of the biggest reasons commercial property owners love TPO roofs is that they’re easy on the budget. TPO is generally the least expensive roofing option for commercial properties in Lawrence.

Contact us today to learn more about TPO roofs and schedule your consultation. We’ll be happy to help you out and answer any questions you have while we’re at it!