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Denver Roofers Explain the Pros and Cons of TPO Roofing for Businesses

January 15, 2020

As a business owner, you’re willing to do anything to keep your headquarters safe. You invest in a security system, install quality locks, and maintain the exterior of your building flawlessly. But no matter how well you care for your building’s roof, you’ll eventually need to replace it. Choosing the right materials is key in making sure your building stays in great shape at all times. TPO roofing is rapidly becoming one of the most popular options out there, but before you call your Denver roofing contractor, make sure it’s the right option for your needs. Here are a few of the pros and cons you can expect from this type of roof.

It’s Incredibly Affordable
TPO roofing is incredibly affordable, making it ideal for business owners who want to save money on replacements or those who have larger surface areas to cover. Compared to metal roofing and other common commercial roofing materials, you could end up spending thousands less. Best of all, it works for almost every low-slope roof.

It’s Durable
No, TPO roofing can’t match the durability of metal roofing, but it will still last for many years with proper care and maintenance. The plastic membrane is flexible enough to handle impacts from flying debris and hail without cracking and it’s less prone to algae and mildew growth than other materials. This means you’ll end up spending less on maintenance over the life of the roof and can use that money to invest in other important parts of your business.  

It’s Still New Technology
Though the roofing material has shown great promise, it’s still a new type of roof. This means we don’t have decades of data to show just how much it can save you, how long it will last under optimal conditions, and are still figuring out the best way to treat the TPO to withstand the elements without breaking down. The lack of long-term data shouldn’t be a major deterrent, however. It just means you’re investing in cutting-edge roofing technology. 

Manufacturers Offer Different Qualities…At the Same Price
Unfortunately, quality isn’t standard across the industry. This means the TPO roofing materials from one manufacturer may be lower quality than materials from their direct competitor even though the materials cost the same. This means you should never buy TPO materials on your own. You’ll want to consult with your roofer and enlist their help in researching the best manufacturers out there. They’ll be able to handle the purchase for you so you’ll know you’re getting the highest quality roof possible. 

Is TPO the Right Roof for You?
When it comes to TPO, the answer isn’t always as clear-cut as you might like. The only way to know if TPO roofing is the best fit for your business is to schedule a roof inspection and discuss your needs, your budget, and your concerns with an experienced roofer. They’ll be able to assess your building to find the right fit for your company’s budget. Ready to get started? Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.