Why Your Commercial Building Needs a TPO Roof


Almost every commercial building owner is looking for at least three things in a new roof; a roof must be durable, energy-efficient and cost-saving. For many commercial building owners in Colorado, the product that meets all three expectations is a TPO roof.

If you are on the market for a new roof, contact Columbine Roofing to see what the hype is all about and why it is warranted.

What is a TPO Roofing System?

The TPO roofing system is not a single commercial roofing product, but a mixture of multiple layers that comprise a single roof cover. The entire system consists of the following:

TPO Polymer Membrane

Polyester Fabric Center

TPO Compounded Top Ply

Sometimes fillers in between layers (usually fiberglass or carbon fiber)

Occasionally, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber (EPDM)

These layers and fillers provide a roofing system that is an alternative to (PVC) or other rubber-based roofing systems. As a product, it has several benefits when compared to either of the other two systems. Here are five.

Why Choose a TPO Roof for Your Commercial Building?

Commercial buildings in Colorado have unique needs. The roofing experts at Columbine Roofing have outlined the five reasons business owners should consider a TPO roof.

1. Durability

TPO roofs are incredibly durable, making them a great commercial roof type for buildings along Colorado’s Front Range.

A TPO roof resists mold and debris accumulation, punctures and overall wear and tear caused by snow and extreme temperatures. Additionally, TPO is malleable in regards to expansion and contraction caused by heat changes. It also resists chemicals used to melt snow and ice due to its exceptionally strong seams.

When harsh weather, such as hail, rolls in, you can rest easy knowing that your TPO roof will withstand the elements.

2. Energy Efficiency

Not only is a TPO roofing system the greenest roofing material on the market, but it is also highly UV resistant, which saves money in heating and cooling costs. It is also white in color, which reduces heat absorption from the sun and keeps buildings cooler.

In addition, a TPO roof is entirely sealed, which cuts down on drafts and energy loss through the roof. This helps business owners save money on energy costs, especially during colder months.

3. Cost Efficiency

TPO is less expensive than PVC roofing while offering the same benefits. A few of them include being durable and possessing weldable seams and over the long-term, reducing energy costs.

Installing a TPO roofing system provides more than protection from the elements. It is an investment in a long-lasting, amazingly strong product that will provide decades of protection (20 to 30 years). In addition, you can expect few maintenance costs under normal use. Of course, Columbine Roofing is here if any repairs are ever required!

4. Fast Installation

Because it has wider sheets and is easier to manage welding and adhesive processes, installing TPO is quicker, plus it requires less after-care than other roof types. Most installations can be done in under a week, including prep work and clean up..

The Columbine Roofing team works hard to meet all roofing deadlines. We understand that roofing installations can be stressful. Our team does everything possible to make installation quick and easy, from your free estimate to your final inspection of the new roof.

5. Easy to Maintain

Once your TPO roof is installed, the maintenance beyond a once-a-year inspection and repair work from abnormal damages is minimal. It rarely requires pressure washing because it resists the buildup of debris, mold and mildew so well. It is also a highly resilient product, withstanding normal wear-and-tear easily. 

Call Columbine Roofing for A TPO Roof

These five reasons are why your commercial property needs a TPO roofing system. Individually, they make a compelling case but taken together, a TPO roofing system offers a great looking, energy and cost-efficient product that will provide you years of worry-free service.

Columbine Roofing is a locally-owned, family-run roofing company based in Thornton and Longmont, Colorado. We’re dedicated to showing everyone how easy and pleasant the roofing process can be. Ready for us to show you the difference a great team can make?

Contact Columbine Roofing today for a free consultation and estimate.