• Sue Nassiri

Why Choose TPO for Your Flat Roofing System

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is one of your best options if you're looking for an energy-efficient and cost-effective flat roof solution. TPO roofing can provide many of the advantages of other single-ply roof membrane systems while avoiding some of the disadvantages. But what exactly is TPO roofing, and is it suited for your roof?


What Is TPO Roofing?

TPO is a heat-reflective and energy-efficient single-ply roofing material. It’s part of the larger group of "rubber roofing" materials. It's made up of a mix of rubbers and other materials (fillers) that make it more durable and flexible.

In the 1990s, TPO roofing was introduced as a cost-effective alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofing. TPO has gained popularity as a flat roof solution over the last several decades due to its excellent performance. It is even promoted as a more energy-efficient replacement for ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) and PVC.

Advantages of TPO Roofing

Many roofing companies swear by TPO roofing because of its many unique advantages, including the following:

  • Extremely Durable TPO is more resistant to mold, dirt, tears and punctures than other thermoplastic membranes. Manufacturers made this material flexible to allow for structural movement. Unlike other single-ply roofing materials, reinforced TPO membranes can tolerate thermal expansion and contraction.

  • Versatile TPO is available in three reflecting colors: white, light gray and black. This means that you don't have to have a white roof installed to save money on heating and cooling. TPO is now available in a variety of hues that can both resist ultraviolet (UV) rays and reflect heat. You don't have to sacrifice appearance for energy efficiency with TPO and vice versa.

  • Easy to Install Installation is another reason to use TPO for your commercial or residential roofing system. TPO membranes are lightweight because they come in larger sheets. This material is easier to install and has fewer seams. The sooner the roofer finishes your job, the more money you save on labor.

  • Cost-Effective TPO is a cost-effective material that performs well in both residential and commercial structures. It is similar to PVC in terms of energy efficiency. The fact that it can reflect the sun’s heat means that you’ll be able to save on cooling costs.

A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. is the industry's leading roofing contractor in the area. Whether you need waterproofing roof systems or repair and replacement services, we are committed to getting the job done right the first time. Call us today at (951) 877-4406, or fill out our contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.

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