What is TPO for Commercial Roofing

Every year, all around the world, massive sums of money are invested in public/private infrastructure, and construction projects. According to some studies, 80% of the damage is related to waterproofing problems. Investing in high quality membranes not only protects the building against water infiltration, but also ensures efficient use of resources, low maintenance costs and high long-term return on investment.

TPO membranes are some of the most commonly used products for sealing commercial roofing.

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The production of TPO membranes began over 30 years ago. Nowadays, they consist of thermoplastic polyolefins and also include special additives to improve fire and antioxidant properties, as well as various stabilizers. According to practiced TPO roofing Dallas contractors, all these help to increase the durability of the membranes and their resistance to external conditions. TPO membranes are reinforced with polyester foil, but there are also product versions without reinforcement.

TPO membrane can be used in various regions, regardless of the climate. This material is usually white, which is why it is used successfully to reduce energy consumption during the summer, in very sunny areas. White reflects solar radiation, so the roof`s temperature will remain lower, which will reflect into the cooling costs.

TPO membranes have excellent quality characteristics:

  • elasticity
  • eco-friendliness
  • flexibility
  • resistance to wear and tear
  • durability
  • UV resistance