What is TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)?

TPO is manufactured from ethylene propylene rubber with advanced technology to chemically combined propylene, ethylene, rubber, and other filler materials together.  This results in a single-ply roofing membrane that is softened when heated but harden upon cooling.  This membrane is best recognized for having the benefits of EPDM and PVC systems, at a more economical cost.  TPO membranes are white and highly-reflective, making them an excellent choice for those looking to reduce energy costs.

Benefits of TPO Roof Systems

TPO roofs are the second most installed flat roofs in America today.  The biggest positive to installing TPO roofing on your flat roof is the cost.  TPO is one of the cheapest materials on the market today, costing less than EPDM or other types of rolled rubber roofing.  The other biggest positive to using TPO is its color.  This type of roofing is white on top, which can help to reflect the sun’s light and stop the heat buildup within the building.  In additional to being ENERGY STAR rated, TPO’s recyclability makes it an environmentally conscious system.  Additional, TPO roofs are durable and resist dirt, bacteria and debris build-up making them highly resistant to tears, punctures and impact damage.

Hire the Right Roofing Contractor

Workmanship is more important to a good roof system than the materials themselves so make the most of your roofing project by using a reliable roofing contractor.  Affluent Exteriors has a proven record of customer satisfaction that you can expect.  Regardless of whatever roofing membrane you have or are considering, contact us for a free consultation on your next commercial roof project.