Flat Roofing

TPO Roof Cost, Installation, Pros & Cons (2024 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 A TPO Roof 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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2023 EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost

A rubber roof membrane is very affordable, with an average cost of $8,200-10,700,installed on a 1,500 sq. ft. ranch style home.

Low prices and ease of installation make an EPDM rubber membrane the most popular flat roof across the US.

Cost to install a rubber roof

On average, homeowners across the US pay $5.25 – $6.90 per sq. ft. to install EPDM rubber roofing.

Flat roof contractors charge about $75-110 per hour for labor.

The more penetrations (chimney, skylights, etc) and corners your roof has, the more complex, and therefore more expensive the install.

There is also a 10-15% premium charge for installations that are done on two storey houses or higher.

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2023 Residential Rubber Roof Prices And Disadvantages

EPDM rubber roofing may be very cheap, but there are a number of disadvantages to EPDM roofing a homeowner should be aware of, before choosing it as membrane cover for their flat roof.

From the perspective of quality and longevity, EPDM rubber roofing is one of the least reliable flat roofs.

To get started on installing a quality flat roof, contact your local roofing pros for FREE ESTIMATES!

Top Disadvantages Of EPDM Roofing

It may come as a surprise to you, but the roofing industry often misleads and misinforms consumers into buying products designed to FAIL within 15 years or less.

This is happening in an effort to keep up the demand for production of new materials,

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Insulation Cost – Estimate Foam Board Insulation Prices (2024)

Flat roof insulation costs $0.76 per square foot (for 1 inch thick PolyISO with 6-R value).

High quality rigid foam insulation that is properly installed will greatly improve ventilation, eliminate drastic temperature fluctuations inside the home, and protect from leaks.

Here are the best insulation materials along with prices, features, and r values.

Rigid Foam Board Insulation Prices

Usually homeowners spend about 25% of the total cost to install a flat roof, on high quality insulation.

The most efficient and best insulation used is rigid foam (Polyiso); it accounts for over 60% of all flat roof installs.

ISO is available in a range of thicknesses,

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5 Flat Roof Insulation Mistakes To Avoid

Flat roof insulation is one of the most important and misunderstood building components.

There are many different types and insulation installation methods out there, along with a lot misinformation about which insulation products offer the greatest energy savings.

Here, we share the most common mistakes people make when installing insulation on a flat roof

We will also offer our professional take on what insulation actually works, how much it costs and the benefits you get as a homeowner.

Flat Roof Insulation Materials To Avoid

Some so called “experts” online may recommend the following, claiming to achieve a greater r value at a lower cost.

Mistake # 1: Save money by installing Fiberglass Insulation,

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Problems With TPO Roofing In 2023

While the popularity of TPO single ply membranes is continuing to grow among homeowners and commercial builders, there are a number of problems with this material you should be aware of.

Initially, TPO roofing was created to compete with PVC. Its original intent was to be a cheap welded seams reinforced membrane, to dominate the commercial roofing market based on price, while offering all the benefits of PVC (a high-end, long-lasting single ply membrane).

In this opinion piece, I compare Genflex TPO (not the most expensive product) to PVC made by IB Roof Systems (one of the most expensive PVCs).

I will discuss how TPO has evolved from a fully welded system into a glued/welded product,

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