Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO for short, is a type of single-ply roofing material that is heat-reflective and energy-efficient. In laymen’s terms, TPO roofing belongs to the broader category of “rubberized roofing” materials. It contains a blend of rubbers and other elements (fillers) that add to its durability and flexibility. TPO roofs (for both commercial and residential roofing) are growing fast throughout Texas and the world.
TPO roofing was introduced in the 1990s as an economical alternative to PVC Roofing. Over the last several decades, TPO has become popular due to its superior performance as a flat roof system. Primarily, TPO is touted as a more energy-efficient alternative to EPDM and PVC. And as demand for more energy-efficient roofing increases, so does the popularity of TPO.