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Old 08-17-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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Funny thing after saying I have never seen a TPO sheet break down like that I went and looked at one yesterday shorty after replying. 8 year old roof I wont say brand publicly either. The sheet was breaking down right at the seams. bottom sheet. Called the local rep and they explained they have had the problem before just go through the proper channels.

As far as price difference its alot more then .05-.10 a sf. Not sure why that is I would like to know what grumpy's difference is because we are not that far from eachother. At .05-.10 no there is no real difference but at my prices there is a much larger difference.

Again this area use to be mostly EPDM with a BUR option, now its EPDM with a TPO option.

I agree on life cycle cost but this area they are more the here and now.

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Old 08-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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Just got prices today (per square)...

I'll put it this way. I am paying $21 more a square fot PVC than I am for TPO and I am paying $10 more a square for TPO than I am for EPDM. This is for Versico. BTW that's just membrane everything PVC costs more including BA.

I priced a job yesterday MA TPO 45 vs FA PVC 60 and on a 1,200 sq ft job plus walls the price difference was $2,000.


What brand are you pricing, Single Ply Guy? Do you buy direct or through distributorship?
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Plus you have to figure in extra seams and accesory prices. double the seams adds up pretty fast.
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I buy both direct and through distribution depending on the product.

For reference a .060 TPO sheet will generally run .50 - .55/sq.ft. and
PVC .58-.65/sq.ft.

I think I will refrain from mentioning specific manufacturers...wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers with my reps

Also keep in mind, heat weld is pretty much all we do - we buy a lot of it.

Called the local rep and they explained they have had the problem before just go through the proper channels.

That may be the understatement of the year - you will hear more and more about it. Also do not be suprised if you see a few major retailers get together and go after some of the TPO manufacturers.......

Hypalon Part 2 incoming.....
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I buy both direct and through distribution depending on the product.

For reference a .060 TPO sheet will generally run .50 - .55/sq.ft. and
PVC .58-.65/sq.ft.

I think I will refrain from mentioning specific manufacturers...wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers with my reps

Also keep in mind, heat weld is pretty much all we do - we buy a lot of it.

Called the local rep and they explained they have had the problem before just go through the proper channels.

That may be the understatement of the year - you will hear more and more about it. Also do not be suprised if you see a few major retailers get together and go after some of the TPO manufacturers.......

Hypalon Part 2 incoming.....
Yeah your getting a little bit better price there lol


Hope its not hypalon part 2
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LOL like your reps know who "SinglePlyGuy" is.

Ok I did have my prices in, but edited them out. Here goes..

60 epdm $49
60 tpo $58
60 pvc $81


I'd REALLY like to know which pvc you are getting for $65. If I was getting pvc for $65, I wouldn't bother specing TPO. If it's durolast, I'm not interested
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You couldn't pay me to install Durolast
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Grumpy were pretty close to the same price although we are a bit lower, no where near what singleplyguy pays. I going to have to venture it has to do with area and amounts put on each year.
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I'm lower too 1985. These are the next price increases prices. When my supplier's stock runs out this is what I'll be paying. So I price my jobs at the higher prices then give the customer a discount if they sign up before X date.

Volume could have something to do with it as well. We don't move alot of product. Maybe 1,000 squares a year max, spread out amongst two or three vendors.
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Yeah I was refering on what are prices will be come sept. The price increases are getting out of hand. Single ply products have went up what and avg of 30% across the board?
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