Choosing the right roofing materials is one of the most important decisions when building or renovating a property. Many prefer natural materials like wood or slate, but these kinds of roofing systems can be expensive.
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin, a synthetic polymer membrane that is changing the face of 21st-century roofing and roof design. Thermoplastics consist of a polymer, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, that manufacturers can heat and mold into various shapes.
TPO roofing uses a special membrane that gives the roof durability, energy efficiency, and other positive qualities. Farha Roofing installs, repairs, and maintains modern roofing systems, including roofs with TPO membranes.
The Benefits of TPO Roofing
If you’ve been considering a roof replacement or a roof installation but are worried whether your new roof will be worth the high cost, a TPO membrane roof with its fair share of benefits could be the answer to your problems. The TPO membrane roof offers many advantages over other conventional roofs.
The TPO membrane on your roof could last for decades. The UV reflectance of the TPO membrane protects deeper layers of the roofing material from the effects of UV radiation. TPO is also water resistant, which protects your roof from rain and snow.
As part of TPO’s broad-spectrum reflectivity, the material reflects ultraviolet light. UV rays can heat the roof’s surface. The material’s reflectance in the UV range contributes to its energy efficiency.
In addition to TPO’s ability to reflect external heat sources, it can increase heat retention on cold days by acting as an insulator. Heat rises within buildings, so the ability to retain heat can stop heat loss, decrease heating costs, and improve the effectiveness of your HVAC system.
TPO meets the highest standards of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for protection from fire. The roof is a point of vulnerability for fires, especially in buildings with flat roofs. If an ember from a nearby tree or adjacent property lands on your roof, it could start a fire. Protect your property from the spread of fires with a new TPO roof.
Homeowners and small business owners often look for ways to personalize their properties. The ease of painting TPO and the ability to add extra layers to increase insulation make it easy to adapt your roof to meet your needs.
Unlike many roofing materials, TPO is white or light in color. The TPO membrane lends a bright, breezy look to the property. The white appearance of TPO makes it easy to paint over it with a bright, aesthetically pleasing color. If you paint over TPO roofing with elastomeric paint, you can do so without using a primer, saving you time and money.
The TPO Roofing Products We Proudly Provide
Quality Roofing Products from GAF
Founded in 1886, GAF Materials Corporation has grown to become North America’s largest manufacturer of residential roofing (sold under the GAF-Elk brand) and commercial roofing (sold under the GAF brand)* roofing products. Professional installers have long preferred the rugged, dependable performance that only a GAF roof can offer and have made it the #1-selling brand in North America.
GAF roofing products offer some of the best warranties in the industry, including 10 year, 20 year and 50 year warranties on material defects, and lifetime on installation labor (products vary, lifetime refers to a single homeowner and is non-transferrable).
Farha Roofing is a certified GAF Master Elite residential roofing installer, as well as a Master Commercial Contractor—a designation few Wichita roofing, Kansas City roofing and Denver roofing companies have earned.
*Based on a survey of more than 19,000 property owners served by GAF certified contractors during the last five years.
Johns Manville manufactures premium-quality insulation, commercial roofing and fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications.
Versico Roofing Systems
As a leading supplier of low-slope roofing products, Versico Roofing Systems has an entire portfolio of products that can accomplish almost any re-roofing project need. There are many considerations to take into account when it comes to the success of any re-roofing project, but there are three critical considerations: Convenience, Value, and Performance.
Is the TPO Membrane Right for You?
Does your home or business property have a flat roof? TPO roofing is ideal for flat roofs because it cools the area by reflecting UV radiation.
Without the TPO membrane, sunlight falling on the roof will heat the surface. The heat will radiate through the roof deck and into the room below. TPO reduces the effect of sunlight and cooling costs for flat-roofed buildings.
TPO Roofing Material
Farha Roofing provides TPO roofing from the leading manufacturers in the roofing industry, including GAF, Johns Manville, and Versico. You can trust these materials to be long-lasting, energy-efficient, and versatile.
TPO Roofing Installation
The roofing technician applies a layer of insulation foam to the roof surface and rolls a layer of the TPO membrane. Two roofing elements hold the TPO membrane in place: an adhesive layer between the membrane and the insulation layer and fasteners that screw into the roof deck. TPO roofing installation for a larger commercial roof typically takes longer to install than a PVC roof because TPO is heavier.
TPO Roofing Cost
TPO roofing material is a cost-effective roofing choice, being less expensive than other common synthetic roofing choices, such as ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber. You can save money on roofing without sacrificing quality. We calculate TPO installation costs per square foot.
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Professional TPO Roofing Installation
Proper installation is crucial for long-lasting, safe, and energy-efficient roofing. If a roofing contractor unfamiliar with TPO attempts to install roofing, usage of the wrong materials and misapplication of the TPO membrane can happen.
Farha Roofing technicians have years of experience with TPO roofs on all types of commercial and residential properties. We have an A+ rating and five-star reviews from our many satisfied customers. We have earned a reputation for quality and dependability in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, and Florida.
Certifications & Industry Partnerships
Farha Roofing is proud to be certified by some of the best brands in the industry. We always aim to offer you the highest quality products, and our industry partnerships assist with that.
Contact Farha Roofing today
You should be able to count on your roof to provide comfort, reliability, protection, and energy efficiency for years. Start your next TPO roofing project the right way with an in-depth consultation about your options. We will work with you to find the right roofing from top manufacturers.
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