An acronym for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, TPO roofing is a single-layer What is TPO Roofing roofing surface made out of polyprophylene and ethylene-propylene rubber formed into a polymer. This type of roof surface is typically installed either with the material glued to the roof structure with an adhesive, or mechanically attached. The TPO is meant to be the outermost layer on a roof structure, and is intended to be exposed to the elements for its entire lifespan.

The first TPO roofing was installed back in 1989, and since then it has been used in applications worldwide, with millions of square meters having been used since.

Effective Uses

TPO roofing is most effective in climates that see more hot days than cool days – which makes it perfect for use in Florida. TPO is great at reflecting UV radiation and keeping roof and building temperatures down in the summer months. This reduces cooling costs, and carbon emissions as well.

Just how effective is TPO? The Earth Rangers Centre in Ontario, Canada installed a TPO roof on their office building, which is now one of the most energy efficient buildings in the entire country. It uses 90% less energy than other buildings of its size thanks in part to the TPO roof which works in conjunction with skylights and solar panels to achieve a high level of sustainability.

Additionally, TPO roofing is 100% recycled. It is currently the fastest growing commercial roofing product on the market, occupying 41% of the market as of 2013.

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