TPO roofing is a flat roofing option that is quickly increasing in popularity. Before discussing the advantages of TPO roofing, it is important that you know what it is. This roofing system has been around since the 1990s, but has become more common in the last ten years. TPO, which stands for thermoplastic olefin, is a single-ply roofing system that is made from a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane with three layers: a TPO polymer base, a polyester-reinforced fabric center, and a thermoplastic polyolefin compounded top ply. TPO is a rolled-rubber roofing option made from a blend of rubbers and commonly composed of filler materials such as talc, fiberglass, carbon fiber, wollastonite, and metal oxy sulfate.
So why should you choose TPO roofing? There are many advantages of this roofing option:
1. Affordability: TPO roofing is one of the most affordable roofing materials available for both residential and commercial roofing. The installation is less time-consuming than other roofing options, so labor costs are also lower.
2. Energy efficiency: TPO roofing is usually white on top, which reflects the sun’s light, keeping your home cooler, which leads to lower air conditioning costs.
3. Dirt and debris resistant: TPO roofing is resistant to dirt accumulation, tears, punctures, and mildew and algae growth.
4. Environmentally friendly: TPO roofing is made from environmentally friendly products and can help lower your carbon emissions.
While TPO roofing is durable, the longevity still remains to be seen and can vary between manufacturers. Other drawbacks that exist include a layer of lamination that creates weak points and seams that can leak.
If you want to know more about TPO roofing and whether or not it’s the right choice for you, reach out to us at Atlanta Premier Roofing today.