What IS TPO roofing?
TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin and is a type of single-ply roofing membrane. The membrane combines polypropylene (PP) and ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) polymers. Several proprietary components are included in this mixture to provide extra durability and resistance against harsh weather conditions. These include pigments, flame-retardants, UV absorbers and more. Reinforced TPO consists of membranes combined with a polyester fabric “scrim” between the plies.
TPO roofing is an excellent commercial or industrial roofing alternative because it is fully adhered or mechanically fastened in large rolls. Its long-lasting material is essentially waterproof and reflective of UV rays.
Advantages of TPO Roofing:
- Energy-efficient, “Cool Roof,” reflective material
- Lightweight, great for re-cover
- Installs quickly over a variety of substrates
- Tear-resistant and puncture-resistant
- Resistant to animal fat grease, vegetable oils, and some hydrocarbon oils
- Highly waterproof and virtually immune to ponding water in the non-seam areas
When purchasing a new roof assembly, several building owners and buyers ask what TPO roofing is. It is good to consider TPO roof membranes as a potential solution when replacing your roof system. No one membrane is suitable in all situations, so it is best to compare membrane options to your different conditions to choose the best solution.
When choosing a new roof system, selecting a quality experienced roofing contractor specializing in the type of system you are interested in installing on your building or structure is also essential. JPG Roofing & Restoration has years of experience when it comes to servicing roofs in the area. Our experienced installers are trained to install specific roof systems to manufacturer specifications. We offer several commercial roofing services, including maintenance, repair, inspection, replacement, and free estimates.