What is TPO?
So what is this TPO everyone is talking about? There is an ever increasing demand for durable yet lightweight and energy efficient roofing systems. TPO roofing systems were created specifically to meet that demand. Because these single ply membranes offer superior resistance to UV damage, the elements and chemical exposure; TPO is quickly becoming the commercial roofing system of choice- especially in Austin.
TPO is short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin which refers to polymer blends containing various mixtures of rubber, polypropylene, polyethylene and reinforcing filler. TPO roof membranes are a blend of polypropylene and ethylene propylene polymers encapsulating a reinforcing sheet of polyester membrane.
TPO membrane is modified with UV absorbing agents, flame retardants and other proprietary substances designed to produce superior physical properties.
At Lone Star Roofing, we value your time. Give us a call and speak directly to a manufacturer certified expert who can answer your questions immediately. You may request product samples, system mock ups and literature. Better yet, let us take you up on one of our TPO roofs for a walk through. You won’t be asking, “what is TPO?” for long.
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TPO Roofing Systems
There are multiple variations of TPO roofing systems and each may be installed using different attachment applications. In the section linked to above, we discuss the differences between standard and FleeceBACK TPO membranes and describe both fully adhered and mechanically fastened TPO roofing systems. We also explain the pros and cons between the various TPO membrane thicknesses.
TPO Roofing Contractors in Austin
You need to know what to look for in Austin TPO roofing contractors to be sure they are qualified to install the system you eventually choose. Whether you need a complete flat roofing system or just TPO roofing repair, it takes a specially trained roofer with specialized equipment to properly install TPO. This section outlines the questions you need to ask potential Austin TPO roofing companies.
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Energy Star TPO Roofing
TPO Roofing is Energy Star rated, EPA cool roofing. Cool roofing systems, sometimes called green roofing, qualify for the federal energy tax credit. That means that in addition to saving you money on cooling bills, the government actually helps to pay for TPO roofing systems. Browse this section to learn more.
TPO Roofing Cost in Austin
So how much does TPO roofing cost in Austin? Browse this section for a pricing information checklist or to request TPO roofing estimates. Also, keep in mind that we install more than just TPO. Call Lone Star if you need:
- Other Single Ply roofing systems including PVC roofing and EPDM rubber roofing.
- A.P.P Modified Bitumen (Torch Down Roofing) or S.B.S. Modified Bitumen (Mop Down Roofing).
- Thermal Roof Coatings of all types. This also qualifies as Energy Star rated EPA Cool Roofing.
- Built Up Roofing (BUR), Hot Tar, Hot Asphalt or Tar and Gravel roofing.
- Metal roof repair and replacement.
- Roof leak repair.
- Metal roof coating.
- SPF spray foam roof repair and replacement
- Installation, replacement or repair of all types of roof decks.
- Free roof consultation
- Insurance claim consultation
- Flat roof coatings
- Aluminum roof coatings
- Energy saving reflective roof
- R-panel metal warehouse roofing, repair and replacement
- Ceramic, urethane and modified acrylic roof coating systems
TPO Roofing Manufacturers
Browse for information on TPO roofing manufacturers including Carlisle, Firestone and Genflex. We’ve been trained and are factory certified by all three manufacturers. No other commercial roofing company in Austin matches our commitment to excellence in the application of TPO roofing systems.
TPO roofing manufacturers work to continually improve their product. There is a delicate balance between UV stabilizers, flexible plasticizers and other components and each manufacturer keeps their formula a proprietary secret. The TPO membranes of today are miles ahead of the membranes produced 20 years ago.
In this article we discuss the differences in the various TPO roofing manufacturer’s products, policies and commitment.
Carlisle Syntec TPO Roofing Systems
Carlisle TPO roofing systems are unique in that Carlisle-Syntec specializes in producing single ply roofing systems. They produce TPO, EPDM and PVC single ply membranes and seek to produce them better than anyone else. We feel that the Carlisle FleeceBACK system is the best single ply option available. Others disagree.
At Lone Star we are certified by multiple manufacturers to install every major roofing system. We factor the same overhead and profit into every estimate regardless of the brand chosen by the Owner. As such, we call it like we see it. Ultimately, we want to install the system that performs the best and costs us less in call backs and warranty expense. For us, that ends up being FleeceBACK.
For honest, expert evaluation of your unique conditions complete with value based roof repair solutions, call Lone Star. We will provide multiple options based on your preferences and discuss with you frankly what to expect from each one.
Firestone TPO Roofing Systems
Firestone TPO roofing systems have long been the standard because, quite frankly, Firestone is a very large and highly respected company. It’s comfoeting to know that a global, multi-billion dollar business is backing your roof. Firestone produces a complete line of roofing products from modified bitumen to hot asphalt built up roofing systems. They carry all types of single plies including TPO, PVC and EPDM. Even multiple types of commercial roof coating systems- Firestone does it all. Browse this section for more complete details about Firestone TPO Roofing Systems.
GenFlex TPO Roofing Systems
GenFlex is actually a subsidiary of Firestone but focuses exclusively on single ply systems much like Carlisle. They even have their own high quality Fleece Backed option available. Browse this section for detailed information on GenFlex materials, systems and warranties.
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