TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin)

Roofing Membranes


TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing membranes have been available for over 10 years. TPO roofs are gaining in popularity for new construction and as the replacement roof of choice.  Eco-friendly thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membrane is white. It is particularly popular in southern states where its reflective properties reduce energy costs for companies. When companies are able to consume less gas or electricity to cool their buildings, their operations have a reduced environmental impact.

Savings: Over a 10-year period, TPO roofing systems have been shown to save as much as $250,000 in warmer climates like Florida and Texas. Even in colder regions, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, the savings is approximately $35,000.

Membranes:  Thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membranes are available in a variety of thicknesses. For TPO roofing applications, thicknesses include 45 mil (.045″), 60 mil (.060″), 72 mil (.072″), and 80 mil (.080″).

Warranty: Depending upon the TPO roofing system chosen, warranties are available for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. The types of warranties available for commercial roofing applications depends upon several criteria including: exposure to wind speeds and the thickness of the membrane selected.

Installation: Thermoplastic polyolefin roofs are attached either by fastening to the building’s roof deck, or are fully adhered. The TPO roofing system is both Energy Star compliant and Cool Roof Rating Council certified.

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