What is TPO Roofing?

TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin which is a roofing material that is primarily used in commercial buildings. The product has seen an increasing popularity in residential and commercial homes because it has extra durability in harsh weather conditions, highly reflective properties, and improvements with energy costs.

TPO is a rubber material you know its name would suggest that it is plastic. It’s a material that has been used on flat roofs throughout the roofing industry since the 1980s and gains popularity in the 1990s and beyond for many building owners.

Some of the Largest Benefits of TPO Include

It’s Inexpensive

TPO is one of the most inexpensive types of roofing materials for commercial roots. It costs between five 5850 for a square foot and this includes all materials and installation. Costs can be cut down even further when old materials do not need to be removed to apply the roof.

Extremely Flexible

TPO can be installed directly to the roof, heat welded, fastened with adhesives and more. Depending on the configuration of your roof, heat welding can seal in protrusions around skylights and chimneys.

High Durability

TPO is one of the most durable materials for commercial use. It’s highly resistant to mildew and mold and it won’t break down or corrode over time. TPO roofs can last up to 20 years before they need to be resurfaced.


TPO can be leak-free and waterproof.

Color Reflectiveness

The high reflective properties of white TPO can prevent heat buildup in any building.

If you are interested in learning more about TPO roofing and if it would be a good choice for you, contact us today to learn more.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial prop

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