Flat Roofing

TPO vs EPDM Roofing

When looking to replace a leaking flat roof, two of the materials that often come to mind are TPO vs EPDM roofing.

Both are single ply membranes, and are top competitors in the field of residential flat roofing.

Let’s take a closer look at these two flat roofing materials.

EPDM Roofing: Main Features

First and foremost, let’s demystify the acronym. EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Dine Monomer, a type of synthetic single-ply roofing membrane.

This form of rubber roof has been around for many decades and has a solid track record in terms of performance and longevity. The two main components of EPDM are natural oil and gas, and it’s easily recognized by its signature black color.

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2022 Flat Roof Replacement Options

There is a wide range of flat roof materials that you can install on your house.

Single ply flat roofing membranes, asphalt, metal and modified bitumen flat roofs each have their associated costs, as well as pros and cons.

Flat roofing prices depend on the type of material you choose, complexity of the project, as well as local labor rates.

If you are ready to install a flat roof, contact your local pros to get 3-4 free flat roof estimates.

How Much Do Flat Roof Materials Cost?

The average cost to replace a flat roof on a 1,500 sq.ft. home ranges from $8,000-11,000, depending on the material you use and the complexity of installation.

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2022 Flat Roof Leak Repair Guide

A flat roof repair costs $400-600, which is significantly cheaper than the cost of full replacement.

Moreover, having a pro repair your flat roof can easily extend its service life by at least 3-5 years. However, in some cases, trying to fix a leaking roof membrane might be a futile effort and a complete waste of money.

Often leaks, water damage and other issues may be the result of faulty installation, poor maintenance, or old age of the roof itself.

We will go through the common flat roof problems and signs that warrant repair vs replacement, so you can figure out the most cost-effective and lasting solution for your roof.

If you are ready to repair your flat roof,

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2022 Liquid Rubber Roof Cost

Is your flat rubber roof leaking all the time? As frustrating as this is, you are not alone. It turns out that over 65% of rubber roof repairs are due to leaks!

One long-lasting and cost effective solution is to apply a liquid rubber roof coating. This can be done to either repair the existing leaks, or to prevent future ones and prolong the service life of your membrane.

To get started on your roof replacement, contact your local roofing pros, for FREE ESTIMATES!

What Is A Liquid Rubber Roof?

Similar to standard EPDM rubber roofing, the liquid coating is a synthetic polymer made from combining ethylene, propylene, with a diene monomer attached.

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Flat Roof Replacement Cost Estimator

In recent years flat roofs have grown in popularity because of their distinctly modern look, as well as ease of installation and repair.

The average cost to replace a flat roof is $5-10 per square foot. Installing a simple 1,600 sq.ft. flat roof costs $8,000 – 16,000, depending on the material you choose.

Flat Roof Cost Calculator quickly estimates the total cost to install the following roofing materials:

1. Single Ply Membranes (TPO, PVC, EPDM Rubber)
2. Modified Bitumen
3. Rolled Roofing

Pricing is for new or retrofit flat roof projects and includes all materials, roof accessories and labor by a professional, licensed contractor.

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2022 PVC Roofing Membrane Guide

Among flat roof options for residential homes, PVC roofing stands out for its exceptionally long service life, durability, leak-free seams and energy efficiency.

The average cost of a PVC roof is $6.5-8 per square foot installed, depending on the quality and thickness of the membrane.

Get an accurate estimate for installing PVC on your flat roof. Price quote includes: all materials and accessories, labor, tear-off and dump fees.

To get started on installing a PVC roofing membrane, contact your local roofing pros for FREE ESTIMATES!

How Much Does A PVC Roof Cost?

Installed on a 1,600 sq.ft. ranch style home, a PVC membrane costs $9,300-13,950.

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IB Roof Systems Cost: Estimate Membrane & Installation Prices

There are many flat roofing options, but my personal favorite is IB Roof Systems. On average, IB PVC costs $6.50 – 8.0 per square foot installed, depending on thickness.

The roof is made from a sheet of single ply thermoplastic membrane, reinforced with polyester mesh (scrim). Once properly installed, it will not leak!

I’ve been installing this flat roof since 2005, and in 12 years not one leaked, except for a mechanical damage to the membrane.

Here, I will discuss the features of the IB PVC membrane, its installation costs, as well as pros and cons.

How Much Does IB Roofing Cost?

On average you can expect to spend around $9,750-12,000 on an IB PVC roof installed on a 1,500 sq.ft.

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Rubber Roof Repair – How To Fix A Leaking Roof

Repairing rubber roofing is a fairly easy DIY job, if you have the right tools and materials.

I have been working with EPDM rubber membranes for over 15 years, and in this guide, I will teach you how to fix a leaking roof in just one weekend, all by yourself, for less than $230-280!

I will also discuss the benefits of doing a DIY repair vs. hiring a roofing contractor, and how much you will be saving.

Note:I will also showcase “EPDM Rubber Roofing Repair Kit”, which is a set of tools and materials designed specifically for DIY flat roof repair.

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What Is TPO?

Among different flat roofs, TPO roofing stands out as a high quality material that offers the best value.

Proven durability, longevity, ease of maintenance and reasonable cost make it a top choice for both large and small scale flat roof installation projects.

TPO roofing material is available in a wide range of standard and custom colors, along with different style options. It will look equally attractive on a traditional Cape or Ranch Style home, as well as a contemporary one.

To get started on installing a TPO roofing membrane, contact your local roofing pros for a FREE ESTIMATES!

What Is TPO?

“TPO” is an acronym that stands for “Thermoplastic Polyolefin”.

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2022 TPO Roofing Material Prices

Currently, the average cost to install a TPO membrane is $5.5-6 per sq.ft. Out of all flat roofing materials, TPO roofing is considered to be one of the longest lasting and durable options.

Your total TPO roof installation cost will depend on a number of factors, such as: roof size and complexity, membrane thickness, insulation quality, and labor charges.

Use the calculator below to quickly estimate your TPO membrane roof cost.

How Much Does TPO Roofing Cost?

For a decent quality TPO membrane, pricing starts at $5.50-6.00 per square foot installed, without tear-off. If you have a 1,500 sq.ft. roof, you total installation cost for TPO roofing will be $8,500-9,000.

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