TPO Roofing Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is considered the fastest-growing segment of the commercial roofing industry. TPO roofs have no pre-manufacturing before they are installed. All the material is brought to the job site in rolls, and then spread out and heat-seamed together onsite to cover the roof.
While TPO can be manufactured in a variety of colors, the most popular choice for the TPO membrane is white because of it's reflective quality rarely found in roof systems, reflecting close to 87% of the sun’s damaging UV rays OFF the roof. The roof membrane stays close to ambient air temperature, which means heat is NOT absorbed in the roof membrane and transmitted into the interior of the building. If your facility is air conditioned, it lightens the load put on air conditioning units and reduces air conditioning costs.
The TPO membrane is also reinforced with a polyester scrim reinforcement, which offers greater puncture and tear resistance than conventional black EPDM membranes. TPO provides even, consistent coverage, and its reflective ability helps to keep utility costs low. Any damage to the roof (including potential damage like a hail storm) should be reported to the installer, including air conditioning and heating technicians who drop tools on the roof.