How much does TPO roofing cost?
How much does TPO roofing cost?
$4 – $10 cost per square foot installed
$7,700 – $14,000 average total cost installed
TPO roofing cost
TPO roofing costs $4 to $10 per square foot installed or $7,700 to $14,000 on average, depending on the roof size, membrane system, and membrane and insulation thickness. TPO roofing material prices are $1.00 to $2.50 per square foot. TPO roofing is only suitable for flat or low-sloped roofs.
|Roof square feet||Average cost|
|100||$400 – $1,000|
|250||$1,000 – $2,500|
|500||$2,000 – $5,000|
|800||$3,200 – $8,000|
|1000||$4,000 – $10,000|
|1500||$6,000 – $15,000|
|2000||$8,000 – $20,000|
|2500||$10,000 – $25,000|
|3000||$12,000 – $30,000|
TPO roofing cost calculator
The following table shows the average cost to install or replace TPO roofing.
|National average cost||$11,200|
|Average cost range||$7,700 to $14,000|
*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.
TPO roofing material prices
TPO roofing costs $1.00 to $2.50 per square foot for the material alone. Insulation adds $0.50 to $3.00 per square foot. TPO roofing material rolls are 100’ long and 6' to 12’ wide.
Brand – The most popular and trusted TPO brands include Versico, Carlisle, GAF, Flex, Firestone, and GenFlex.
Mil / thickness / durability – TPO is typically 45 to 65 millimeters thick. Thicker TPO costs more.
Membrane system – Ballasted roofs are the cheapest membrane system, followed by fastened roofs. Adhered roofs are the most secure but most expensive system.
Color – White is the most common and most energy-efficient TPO color. Other colors may cost more.
Labor – Multiple stories, vents, skylights, chimneys, and complex roof shapes increase the labor cost.
Insulation – TPO roofs use polyiso insulation boards, which cost $0.50 to $3.00 per square foot, sometimes more than the TPO material itself.
Flashing – Flashing costs $50 to $500, depending on the complexity and number of roof penetrations. Flashing creates seals along seams and corners to prevent leaks.
Penetrations and curbs – Chimneys, drains, curbs, and skylights add $200 to $500 to the final price.
TPO roofing membrane system prices
TPO roof membrane system prices are $1.80 to $3.50 per square foot for materials alone, depending on mil thickness and application. 45 mil and 60 mil TPO are the most common thicknesses.
Ballasted roofs use gravel or rocks to weigh down TPO sheets.
Mechanically fastened roofs use metal plates and screws to secure the membrane.
Adhered roofs use heat, glue, or self-adhesives to create a tighter seal.
|Type||45 mils – cost per square foot||60-75 mils – per square foot|
|Ballasted||$1.80 – $2.30||$2.00 – $2.50|
|Fastened||$2.00 – $3.00||$2.20 – $3.10|
|Adhered||$2.80 – $3.20||$3.00 – $3.50|
*Not including installation.
TPO insulation cost
TPO roof insulation costs $0.50 to $3.00 per square foot. TPO roofs use 4' x 8' polyiso foam insulation boards as underlayment.
|Thickness||Cost per square foot|
|1”||$0.50 – $1.50|
|2”||$1.00 – $2.50|
|3”||$1.30 – $3.00|
TPO roof flashing prices
TPO roof flashing repair costs $50 to $500 on average. Flashing prevents leaking around seams and penetrations such as pipes, drains, chimneys, and skylights.
TPO roofing labor installation cost
Labor to install a TPO roof costs $2.50 to $4.50 per square foot. Old roof removal adds $1 to $2 per square foot.
|Factor||Cost per square foot|
|Old roof removal||$1.00 – $2.00|
|Membrane roofing materials||$1.00 – $2.50|
|Insulation||$0.50 – $3.00|
|Labor cost||$2.50 – $4.50|
|Total cost to install||$5.00 – $12.00|
TPO roof prices for RV, garage, or mobile home
TPO roof costs vary depending on the structure type and roof size:
|Location||Average cost installed|
|RV / camper||$5,400 – $9,600|
|Mobile home||$1,200 – $4,000|
|Garage||$1,100 – $5,000|
|House||$7,700 – $14,000|
Thermoplastic roofing prices vs. other membranes
Other rubber roofing costs $3.50 to $10.00 per square foot installed. Thermoplastic roofing is a blend of plastic (PVC) and rubber (EPDM). PVC is the most expensive and durable option.
|Type||Materials per square foot||Total cost per square foot||Life Expectancy (years)|
|EPDM||$0.50 – $3.50||$3.50 – $10.00||15 – 25|
|TPO||$1.00 – $2.50||$4.00 – $10.00||10 – 25|
|PVC||$1.50 – $3.00||$5.00 – $12.00||20 – 30|
Other roofing types of include:
Flat roofing replacement costs $3 to $11 per square foot on average.
Modified bitumen roofing costs $4 to $7.50 per square foot installed.
Torch down roofing costs $3.50 to $7 per square foot installed.
TPO roofing pros and cons
TPO roofing is flexible, recyclable, and resistant to punctures and mold. White TPO roofs qualify as Energy Star-compliant Cool Roofs. However, TPO quality is not as reliable as other roofing types since it is still a relatively new material.
What is TPO roofing?
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply rolled roofing material made from plastic and recycled rubber. TPO is only suitable for flat or low-sloped roofs and is eco-friendly because its white surface reflects heat. TPO roofing falls between EPDM and PVC in price and durability.
How long does a TPO roof last?
TPO roofs last 10 to 25 years on average, depending on the material quality and thickness. Coating and sealing a TPO roof may lengthen its lifespan.
Can you paint a TPO roof?
Yes, you can paint a TPO roof. Make sure to clean the roof thoroughly first and choose a compatible paint type, such as latex, elastomeric, or epoxy paint.
Can you walk on a TPO roof?
TPO roofs are durable enough to withstand light foot traffic.
Finding and hiring a TPO roofing contractor
Before hiring a roofing contractor, be sure to:
Get three or more quotes to compare.
Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Look for companies with a state contractor license and a National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) certification.
Select a certified, insured, bonded company with five or more years’ experience.
Be careful with extremely low or high price quotes.
Beware of companies who recommend a full roof replacement if only repairs are needed.
Verify that the roofing contractor has experience with your roof type.
Ask for a clear written estimate and warranty before work begins.
Avoid large upfront payments. Instead, negotiate a payment schedule and save receipts.
Questions to ask
How long have you been installing TPO roofs?
Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
Can you provide references for past work?
Are you a member of the NRCA? What certifications do you have?
Can you provide a detailed quote?
Does your quote include waste disposal or taxes?
How long will the project take?
Which sealant or coating do you recommend for my roof, if any?
What will you do in the event of unexpected bad weather?
How will you access my roof?
What safety precautions will you take?
What additional fees may be required?
Will you obtain any necessary permits?
What does your warranty include?
Do you offer financing?