TPO Roof System

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

What is TPO Roofing?

TPO Roofing stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. It’s a synthetic rubber compound. Unlike other rubber compounds used in the roofing industry, it possesses the ability to be fused together like a plastic PVC membrane over its life. Most other (EPDM) rubber membranes are seamed together using either 2 sided tape systems or an adhesive.

  • Great Value
  • Excellent Seam Strength
  • Long-term weathering
  • Energy Saving

Everguard TPO60 mil membrane is suitable for all types of single-ply systems.

Mechanically attached application- for a quick and cost-effective system that can be installed practically year-round.

Rhinobond application- can be applied without using adhesives and installed practically year-round.  

Qualifies for the same guarantee length as an adhered system.

Adhered application- can be installed with Everguard 1121 Bonding adhesive (solvent based).  

Everguard low voc adhesive, or Everguard wb181 bonding adhesive (water based) for the smoothest appearance.  

TPO Roofing System

TPO Roofing Pros and Cons – TPO vs. PVC Membrane Cost in 2020

If you are looking for a cost-effective and durable single-ply roofing system for your flat or low-slope roof, a TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membrane may be a solid, cost-effective option.

TPO roofing systems are quickly growing in popularity and demand, in both residential and commercial flat roof markets. 

TPO can provide combined benefits of both, EPDM rubber and PVC roofs, but at a more economical cost than PVC.

While TPO membranes do offer an impressive number of performance, installation, and environmental advantages, 

because they are a fairly new product, there are some important considerations you need to be aware of before choosing to install a TPO roof on your home.

TPO In a nutshell

A TPO roofing membrane is made from ethylene propylene rubber. Special technology is used to chemically bind together, rubber, ethylene ( an organic gaseous substance) and propylene (a byproduct of petroleum refining). At the end, numerous filler materials are added, such as talc, carbon filler and fiberglass. These fillers reinforce the TPO membrane’s strength and durability. A TPO roofing membrane has been specifically designed to have the advantages of a rubber roof, combined with hot – air weldable seams for extra durability. TPO roofing membranes have been manufactured in the US since the early 1990’s and are now the fastest growing segment of the US single-ply roofing industry.

Cost Considerations:

A typical residential TPO roof will cost anywhere from $5.00 to $7.00 per sq. ft. installed. 

Thus, for an average sized 1,200 sq. ft. flat roof, your total average cost for a new TPO roof would range from $6,000 to $8,400.