TPO vs PVC
Many home/business owners can easily become confused in the difference in flat roofing products and pricing. Several years ago, a membrane product came on the market call TPO that looks and feels very simular to PVC. It is very attractive due to its substantial lower cost and warranty terms. Simply, TPO does not have the proven history that PVC does or more importantly as IB Roof Systems does since 1978 with roofs still performing flawlessly.
The old addage of you get what you pay for couldn't apply more aptly here. We challenge all potential TPO installers and home/business owners to examine their warranties for limitations, prorations, exclusions, and most importantly maintenance requirements. When you choose the best membrane in the industry, you choose IB Roof Systems and you get a roof that never needs maintenance, has 100% non-prorated coverage, and has a proven history.
While a TPO estimate may seem attractive, keep in mind that most likely you will be replacing it within 10-12 years as happened with the E Center (now the Maverick Center) in Salt Lake City as reported in the 2008 September/October Architectural West magaine.
No TPO installer will tell you how flamable TPO is! PVC will not support a flame and that is peace of mind when you live on the Oregon Coast during "No Burning" season in the summer.
Demand that your money works for you and not for the roofer!