Thermoplastic olefin roofing, or TPO roofing systems, are singly ply roofing systems for flat or low sloped roofs that are cost-effective, sturdy, and energy-efficient. This type of roofing system is designed to have all the advantages of a rubber roof for added durability. Another added benefit is that it is also considered to be a cool roof.
TPO Is a Cool Roofing System
This type of roofing system is most commonly available in white, light grey, and black colors and has solar reflection properties that make it an energy-efficient choice for any building. The TPO membrane will reflect the sun’s ultraviolet rays which keeps it cooler and thus keeps the inside of the building cooler as well during the hot summer months. Hence the name “cool roof”. A TPO roofing system is an energy efficient option that can help lower monthly HVAC costs, saving hundreds on AC bills each year.
Replacing a TPO Roofing System
Knowing when to replace a TPO roof can be based on many factors. First and foremost, if you are spending money often to repair or patch the roof often, then it is most likely time to consider a roof replacement. It is also important to consider the service life of a TPO roof. If your roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy, a new roof may be in order to maintain its efficiency. Spending more money on repairs to fix leaks is not always the best use of expenses. If your roof needs more maintenance than normal, has pooling water, is leaking often, or isn’t as energy-efficient as it once was, then it is time to consider a total roof replacement.
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