TPO (thermoplastic olefin) is one of the most popular commercial roofing materials. It offers energy efficiency comparable to EPDM and PVC roofing systems, but for a fraction of the cost.
If you’re still on the fence about the type of roofing system you want for your commercial establishment, read today’s post from Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co., a top local roofer. Here are the main benefits of TPO:
TPO roofing is a low-cost investment with plenty to offer. It features hot-air weldable seams like PVC. It provides your building with an attractive, energy-efficient roof, but it doesn’t cost as much as other commercial roofing choices.
Good for Any Building
Whether you’re looking for a roof replacement for your home or for a commercial building, a TPO roof is a great option. TPO is available in white, black or light grey, all of which provide high reflectivity to add to your building’s energy efficiency. White used to be the reflective option, but today’s TPOs provide solar protection even in black and light grey.
TPO does not provide a good surface for mold growth and the accumulation of dirt. It’s easy to clean. What’s more, TPO does not tear or puncture easily even when subjected to impact. As TPO is flexible, you don’t have to worry about your roof if your building settles or moves slightly. When your building expands or contracts with the changing temperature, your TPO roof can easily adjust.
Easy to Install
TPO is a lightweight roofing option that comes in sheets that are wider than other roofing materials. This makes TPO easier to install. Ease of installation translates to lower labor costs. Get an estimate from different roofers to see the difference between TPO and other materials’ installation costs.