TPO and PVC Roofing Systems in Dallas, McKinney & Fort Worth
For more than three decades, single-play system roofing has grown in popularity with consumers. Its flexibility, affordability and simple installation makes it attractive not only to customers but also to contractors. Our professional roofers specialize in quality installation and maintenance for several different types of single-ply roofing, including TPO and PVC roofing.
TPO Roofing Membrane
TPO, short for thermoplastic polyolefin, has been available for more than a decade and is a popular selection because of its energy efficiency, overall environmental impact and quick installation. A lighter-colored membrane, TPO often is used in warmer climates where it can be used as a reflective material, offering opportunity for companies to reduce energy costs.
A properly installed TPO roofing system can have a service life span of more than 20 years, depending on weather conditions. Because of its eco-friendly nature, TPO roofing systems have been known to save companies major dollars each year.
TPO, constructed from an ethylene propylene rubber, is designed to mesh the durability with overall performance. In addition to being eco-friendly, TPO is flexible and highly resistant to tears and breaks that could eventually cost hundreds of dollars to repair, as well as algae and mold that can be harmful to your family.
TPO Roofing Installation
TPO roofing, or thermoplastic polyolefin roofing, is a type of single-ply roofing membrane. It’s currently rated among the fastest growing commercial roofing materials on the market. More and more businesses want heat-reflective and energy-efficient roofing materials for their buildings. TPO roofing offers these features an affordable price. Most customers look, first and foremost, for a roofing option that offers them economic savings.
TPO roofing is not only efficient, but also relatively easy to install. The professional technicians at Paradigm Roofs have years of experience handling TPO as a roofing material. In fact, we often install TPO roofs on new commercial buildings. Business owners love this cost-effective option. TPO roofing has a reputation for decreasing maintenance costs and reducing HVAC systems’ energy losses. Our technicians can install a brand-new TPO roof on your building promptly. Just give us a call for professional service.
TPO Roofing Maintenance
Like most of today’s roofing membranes, TPO’s integrity may be affected by significant exposure and structural stress. Over time, your roof may fall prey to surface degradation, thinning, and shrinking. No single roof on the market lasts forever. However, with proper maintenance and thorough cleaning, you can extend the lifespan of your TPO roof.
At Paradigm Roofs, we train our technicians to examine every aspect of a roof. While customers most often call us to report a leak, we can also catch underlying issues when we look at your roof. If you schedule preventative maintenance services with our technicians, they can detect leaks early on. By repairing broken or cracked membranes, our technicians help prevent thousands of dollars in repairs annually. Lack of maintenance is the biggest cause of premature roof failure. Take advantage of a maintenance plan immediately after you have installed a new roof, not when something goes wrong. Be proactive!
TPO Roofing Cost
When it comes to remodeling a roof, it is easy to go overboard on the budget. As a responsible homeowner or business owner, you probably want to understand the costs associated with TPO roofing before you begin remodeling. However, TPO roofing costs can vary. The number of materials, the size of your home, and the workforce and timeframe required all make a difference.
At Paradigm Roofs, we believe in offering the most value for your dollar. We set our prices competitively, so that they are as affordable as possible for our customers. We don’t believe in tacking on any hidden costs for roofing services. Before any work begins, our technicians will produce a comprehensive quote for our services. You’ll know the exact costs for TPO roofing and for our labor. With a complete breakdown in hand, you can make an informed decision regarding your roof.
PVC, short for polyvinylchloride, is made of thick, flexible thermoplastic material that, like TPO, is highly resistant, versatile and durable. PVC can be made to fit a flat roof shape, and it is easy to install. PVC roofing, however, is not used as much as TPO in terms to intense weather conditions, such as torrential rain, snow or ice.
The life span of a PVC roofing system often depends on the weather conditions, as well as proper installation by a contractor. It is suggested that all PVC roofing systems be inspected twice a year.
What is the best way to clean a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof?
There are several products on the market advertising that they will help keep your TPOroof spotless. The truth is, nothing quite works like a simple power wash. We recommendyou clean your TPO with a power washer at least once annually to prevent mold growthand keep your roof free of dirt and debris. Many manufacturers include anti-fungal oralgaecides within the TPO roofing, but they can lose effectiveness over time, and regularcleaning is needed.
What are some common TPO roofing problems?
TPO is a fairly new roofing material when compared with other types. This means thatmany companies are still experimenting with different membranes. It is important for youto choose a company with a reputation for producing quality TPO roofing membrane toget the best durability and longevity out of your roof. If you purchase a cheaply madeTPO roof, seam issues and membrane failures are common. However, with new ASTMstandards, TPO membrane quality has become more consistent and overall is a greatchoice for commercial roofing.
Which roofs are compatible with TPO membranes?
TPO is notoriously versatile and can be used on most commercial roofs. The TPOmembrane can be installed on both low and high slope surfaces and be re-shaped to fitpractically any roof. The best way to determine if TPO membrane will work on yourcommercial roof is to have a licensed roofing contractor come to inspect your roof.
Can TPO be installed over an existing roof system?
It depends. If the existing roof is in good enough condition, a TPO membrane can beapplied over an existing roof system after an insulation board has been applied over anexisting built-up roof system or other single ply membrane. It is important to note thatthis is not always possible, and you may need to remove the existing roof beforeinstalling TPO membrane to get the best possible finished product.
What are other advantages of the TPO roofing systems?
TPO roofing systems have many advantages over other commercial roofing types. Theseams on TPO are some of the most reliable in the industry. They are also available inmultiple colors, but white is the most popular due to its reflective capabilities; white TPOcan reflect 87% of the sun’s UV rays, keeping the building cooler and promoting betterenergy efficiency.