TPO roofing systems have quickly become one of the favorite options for people in the market for new roof installations. They often get compared to PVC roof systems, but they also have a lot of the benefits associated with EPDM. Here, we’ve presented some basic information about them in case they end up as the right choice for you:
How it gets made:
Ethylene propylene rubber comprises the main material in TPO roofing. This comes from a chemical binding between ethylene, propylene, and rubber. After this, talc, carbon filler, and fiber glass get added to increase both strength and durability. Even though TPO got introduced in the 90s, it has become the fastest growing single-ply system in the market.
Combining the qualities of both EPDM and PVC, TPO produces an efficient, cost effective option. Bacteria, dirt, algae, debris, etc. don’t have any real degradation effect on this material. Because of the malleable nature of it, tears and punctures become much less likely. Also, harmful UV rays get deflected off TPO roofs, saving money on energy costs from midday heat gain.
Hopefully, you now have a little better understanding of this roof material. Here at DK Haney Roofing, we offer TPO installation alongside a host of other roofing services. For more information, please call us at (866) 379-4846.