TPO Roofing

TPO Roofing

If you’ve seen the bright white roofing in the passing of a big warehouse or some other commercial building, then you’ve more than likely seen TPO roofing. It is a single-ply membrane roofing system and is one of the most well-known types of commercial roofing materials. To break things down further:

There are two types of single-ply roofing:

  1. Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
  2. Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM)


We’ll start with the TPO ROOFING.

TPO is a single-ply membrane that happens to be one of the most fastest-growing systems on the planet. When properly installed and maintained, they are able to last up to 30 years and are customizable to the commercial building’s needs. For instance, you’re able to have the choice, as the customer, which type of installation is best suited for you. On top of that, TPO is Class-A Fire resistant when applied due to the added fire retardant chemicals during the manufacturing process. If that’s not good enough, TPO is also highly reflective, making the roof reflect heat and allowing the indoors to stay cooler during those hot summers. 

During the time of owning a TPO roof, maintenance will often need to happen in order to make the longevity of the original roofing stay intact. Usually, around 15-20 years in, you’ll start requiring minor repairs that will be needed to maintain it properly. Typically, once you start seeing minor water damage and leakage it’s time to call to have it reinspected to see the best course of action. Some other issues that you might need to consider when inspecting your roof for minor maintenance could include water entering your insulation, how old the TPO roofing was from the original installation, how many layers the roof has, or what conditions the seams are in.

Speak to one of our experts at Storm Safe Roofing today if you’d like to learn more about how TPO roofs are able to protect your building at (256)-615-1903.

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