If you’re like us, you know life in Florida is paradise on earth. The one thing about the Sunshine State that isn’t so sunny is the cost of keeping cool. But high energy bills don’t have to rain on your parade. You can make some changes that can end up saving you money for years to come.
SYL Roofing Supply is a roofing distributor and retailer located in Tampa & Orlando and serving Central Florida. As area wholesalers, we provide our customers with top-quality products at competitive prices. We operate with integrity, and we care about our community. That’s why we want to tell you about TPO roofing, an energy-efficient commercial roofing option that is eco-friendly and that can end up saving you big money.
What Is TPO Roofing?
Have you seen buildings topped with bright, white roofs? That’s TPO, and it’s similar to other roof types in many ways. TPO is a variety of single-ply membrane roofs. Single-ply membranes are sheets of synthetic material, most commonly rubber, that can be either fastened mechanically or adhered chemically to the insulation. TPO, or Thermoplastic Polyolefin, is one primary type of single-ply membrane and Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) is the other.
TPO differs from EPDM in color and chemical makeup and is naturally reflective, allowing it to reflect UV rays. As a result, TPO’s popularity has skyrocketed. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), TPO now accounts for a 40% market share of commercial roofing.
What Are Some Of The Benefits
Commercial single-ply is incredibly long-lasting. It resists bacteria, debris, algae, and dirt. Flexible and lightweight, TPO is easy to install and has fewer seams. Proper installation and maintenance can keep your roof in working order for 30 years*. TPO also allows you the flexibility to choose an insulation that suits your needs. Finally, ease of installation and cost-effective chemical components make TPO an incredibly affordable option for customers.
Primary benefits include a Class A Fire-Rating and UV reflection. Not only are TPO membranes reflective, casting hot UV rays out and preserving cool air inside, they can also retard the damaging effects of fire, thanks to fire retardant chemicals added during the manufacturing process.
How Much Will It Cost
Commercial buildings averaging 20,000 sq. feet can expect to pay between $3.50 and $7.50 in materials and labor. Make sure you’re getting the best price by keeping these next few things in mind:
- Roof size, condition and access
- Insulation, membrane and installation choice
- Roof penetrations
To get the best price on your TPO roofing project, you need competitive pricing on materials. As a business owner yourself, you know you can’t leave this to just anybody. SYL Roofing Supply is a top wholesale distributor and retailer in Orlando & Tampa. We’re not just anybody. We serve with integrity, providing high-quality products and superior service. We take our relationships seriously, and we have a reputation throughout Central Florida that proves it. Contact us today, and let’s talk business!