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TPO Roofing: Features and Benefits

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

TPO stands for “thermoplastic polyolefin”, a single-ply membrane roofing system that is a cost-effective and durable solution for commercial buildings.

It offers the same benefits as PVC roofing but at a more affordable price.

It is the fastest-growing material for single-ply roofing systems because of its environmentally friendly properties. It is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life.

White TPO roofs can reflect up to 88% of UV rays during the hot summer months, which will help keep the interior of your building cool.

Discover all of their features and benefits!

TPO Roofing Features

TPO roofing sheets are made of a single layer of synthetics that combines ethylene, propylene, rubber, and fillers such as talc, carbon, or fiberglass through a chemical process.

These elements reinforce the TPO membrane, adding strength and durability to a uniform product.

At Ramon Roofing, you can choose from various colors, such as black, light gray, and white, as well as different style options.

The installation guidelines for seams and flashings include using hot-air welding equipment, which is why you need to hire a professional roofing contractor.

You can trust Ramon Roofing for the job, as we have more than 25 years of experience installing commercial roofing systems.

TPO Roofing Benefits

TPO was introduced to the US roofing industry in the early 90s as a more affordable alternative to PVC roofing.

It has the following benefits:

Energy Efficiency

One of the essential benefits of TPO membranes is their energy efficiency.

White, tan, and gray membrane colors exceed the energy commission requirements for a heat-reflective roof surface.

This will make the temperatures inside your building more comfortable than in facilities with a dark-colored roof.

Thanks to its reflective properties, you can expect up to 20% of savings per year on your energy costs.


One benefit that makes TPO systems attractive for property managers and building owners is their reasonable price.

TPO offers the same benefits as other single-ply membranes like PVC or EPDM but at a lower cost.

At Ramon Roofing, you can choose different thicknesses, ranging from 45 to 80 mils.

Thicker membranes are more durable, leak and puncture-resistant, but more expensive.

We recommend installing at least a 60 mil membrane, guaranteeing an average lifespan between 15 and 20 years.

However, if you are willing to invest in a longer lifespan, it is best to go with a thicker option.

Weather and Fungi Resistant

TPO is great for withstanding hot temperatures typical in Texas and protects the surface against UV rays.

It is perfect to resist mold, algae, growth, dirt accumulation, hail impact, and punctures.

In addition, it is designed to be flexible and allow commercial roofing surfaces to support thermal contraction and expansion.

Click here to discover why you can trust Ramon Roofing as your Texas roofing contractor.

Call Ramon Roofing and Ask for a TPO Commercial Roofing System!

TPO is one of the most popular and cost-effective membranes available in the commercial roofing market.

Trust the experts. Trust Ramon Roofing and contact us today!


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