Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) made its debut into the roofing industry in the early 1990s. Initially, TPO was thought to be an alternative to PVC roofing. However, it has since carved its niche in the roofing market and has now become a popular option for roofing contractors especially in the commercial roofing space.
What is TPO Roofing?
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is a single-ply reflecting roofing material or membrane made out of ethylene-propylene rubber and polypropylene polymerized together. TPO roofing is usually installed mechanically attached or fully adhered systems.
TPO membranes are constructed out of co-polymerized rubber that offers the roofing systems great flexibility during cold weather conditions. TPO roofing is best known for its wide range of benefits including that of PVC & EPDM roofing systems.
Thermoplastic roofing systems are environmentally-friendly and offer great flexibility & durability to the existing roofing system. They are also resistant to heat and reflect the harmful UV radiation to ensure maximum energy efficiency. TPO roofing does not contain toxic chemicals or external plasticizers.
Benefits of TPO Roofing
- TPO roofing membranes are entirely white and thus, tend to be highly reflective. This characteristic makes TPO an excellent option for a building owner who is looking for reducing overall energy costs.
- The recyclability of the TPO membranes makes it a highly environmentally friendly roofing system.
- TPO roofs are also highly durable and dirt-resistant. They are also resistant to bacteria and debris accumulation –making them highly protective against punctures, tears, and overall impact damage.
TPO Thermoplastic Roofing Installation
At Zion Roofing and Restoration our versatility when it comes to the installation of various roofing systems is unparalleled.
With sixty plus years of roofing experience, our roofing crews are trained to handle the installation of any kind of roofing system.
If you’re a commercial building owner who’s considering a TPO roof (TPO Thermoplastic Roofing) for your property and have questions regarding TPO roofing installation services, please contact us for a no-obligation consultation.