What Flat Rubber Roof Replacement Is
Whether you’re in the market for new church roofing or commercial roofing, flat rubber roof replacement may be the optimal solution for your needs. Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), offered by Christian Brothers Roofing, is a single-ply roofing membrane used to cover flat roofs. It’s the fastest growing commercial roofing system on the market.
TPO roofs feature a combination of various types of rubber including polypropylene and ethylene-propylene, rather than plastic. The TPO membrane is made of three important layers:
- TPO Polymer base
- Scrim—the polyester reinforced fabric center
- Thermoplastic polyolefin compounded upper ply
Commercial property owners understand how important it is to have a reliable roofing system. Decisions about roofing materials impact a business’s ability to attract and retain tenants, add value to the property, and install reliable roofing to protect their asset, avoiding roof and maintenance problems down the road. A TPO membrane is single-ply and covers the entire roof surface.
Take a look at the beautiful balance of affordability, performance, and energy efficiency that TPO roofing provides. Get lasting value with this innovative rubber roof, and rest at ease that your investment property is well protected.
Why TPO Roofing Is Ideal for Churches and Businesses
Let’s take a look at some of the primary benefits of TPO roofing:
The greatest advantage of a TPO roof is its cost. It’s one of the cheapest materials on the market today, costing less than EPDM or PVC (other types of rolled rubber roofing).
2. Energy Efficiency
TPO roofing reflects the sun’s light and stops heat buildup within the building. White TPO surpasses the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR standards, while gray and tan TPO roofs meet the Cool Roof Rating Council standard. It comes in white, black and light gray. All variations in color are manufactured to be UV resistant, saving your business on utilities. Enjoy savings on utilities due to the TPO roofing system.
You have choices in how TPO roofing is installed. It can be attached with adhesives, fastened directly to your commercial roof deck, or heat-welded in places around chimneys and other protrusions. Installation costs are affordable.
4. Damage Resistance
TPO resists corrosion and breakdown, and doesn’t promote mildew or algae growth. It can last up to 20 years depending on the material and installation practices.
TPO roofing is flexible and allows for shifting or settling in the building. Thermal expansions and contractions are adapted to by this roofing system. TPO roofing can be installed on all types of commercial properties.
6. Low maintenance
Pressure washing is not needed, and TPO resists mold growth, punctures and tears.
What to consider before investing in a new roof:
- What is your current roof’s size?
- What is the condition of your current roof?
- How difficult is it to access your roof? Is it covered with trees?
- What type of insulation do you prefer?
- What type of membrane do you need?
- How long is the warranty coverage on the roof you desire to have installed?
- Are there roof penetrations in any part of your roof?
- Who is the most experienced roofing contractor for the job?
- Have you checked online reviews, the BBB, and peers about their recommendations for a reliable roofing contractor?
- Have you interviewed at least three possible contractors to find the best fit for your needs?
TPO—a New and Innovative Roofing Material
TPO roofing came out in the early 1990s, so there are still research studies going on to verify the best formulation and longest lasting TPO product. TPO is sold in 6-8 feet rolls, and it’s important to inspect the seams throughout its lifetime to verify they stay intact to prevent water leaks.
Reliable Roofing Installation
Learn what to look for in a local roofing contractor and why it’s so important to choose a company with a trustworthy track record. You can get a long-lasting roof from a trusted local contractor. At Christian Brothers Roofing, we understand how overwhelming it can feel to need exterior upgrades on your home or business. That’s why we developed a simple process to guide you through material selections and get your roof installed with ease.
We are a GAF Master SELECT commercial roofer who not only installs GAF rubber roofing materials for your commercial property or church the right way to protect your warranty, but we also offer a Commercial Maintenance Program to protect your investment. We’re the only contractor in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance, reliability and service. GAF commercial TPO roofing is durable, energy efficient, weather resistant and requires low maintenance.
Our financing makes roof repair affordable and easy. For more information on roofing materials and installation, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Roof Replacement in Kansas City. Read what others are saying about our services.