TPO Roof Material

TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is a roofing material introduced in the early 90s. It is a single-ply roofing membrane composed of 3 layers (a TPO polymer base, a polyester-reinforced scrim, and a TPO compounded top ply). According to a report by the National Roofing Contractors Association, it was developed as an alternative to rubber and PVC roofs and is one of the fastest-growing roofing systems on the market, making up an estimated 40% of the commercial market according to a report by the National Roofing Contractors Association.  For many reasons, TPO roofing is one of the most highly recommended products on the market for commercial business owners.

TPO roofs

What are the Benefits of TPO Roofs?

  • Easy to Install– Roofers like to install TPO roofs because the sheets of material are simple to install, the width of the material creates fewer roof seams, it is a clean installation process, and is less labor-intensive than other roofing materials.
  • Affordable– TPO is one of the least expensive materials in commercial roofing, is more economical than PVC or rubber roofs, and the ease of installation costs can be passed along to the customer. Another benefit is that TPO roofs typically last between 15 and 20 years and require low maintenance.
  • Durable & Flexible– TPO is resistant to mold spores, dirt, and grime. It is fire and chemical resistant and holds up well against puncturing. TPO is a flexible material that can adjust to the slope of a roof, maintain its integrity through natural roof movement, and withstand normal thermal expansion.
  • Environmentally Friendly & Energy Efficient– TPO is heat-reflective and energy-efficient. It is resistant to UV, ozone, and chemical exposure, which means having a TPO roof can save you money on cooling costs. It is eco-friendly because it does not contain chlorine and is 100% recyclable, reducing carbon emissions.
  • Easy to Diagnose Leaks– Since sheets of TPO material are heat-welded at the seams, leaks are easy to find and repair. This repair can be done quickly and easily with minimal cost to the consumer.

When you’re looking for a new commercial contractor, make sure to research the contractor. An excellent place to find a contractor reference is to call a local TPO vendor and ask for a commercial roofer recommendation. You want to make sure that you’re getting high-quality material and a contractor that knows what they’re doing. Contact us today at Innovative Roofing Group by calling 404-594-6038 or emailing us for your next TPO roofing installation.