The acronym TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin, a material originally developed for pond liners and widely used for roofing since the 1980s. It is a single-ply membrane made of a polymerized combination of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber that can be attached to a roof with adhesive or mechanical fasteners.
According to affordable rubber roofing Atlanta contractors, this material is a cheap and efficient choice, and is excellent for large buildings in the Atlanta area because it is designed for flat and low slope roofs. TPO is produced by pouring ethylene propylene rubber into a matrix reinforced with polyester fabrics. The hardened membrane perfectly combines weather resistance with the good heat welding capacity of the plastic, resulting in flexible sheets with an extremely good flatness.
TPO membrane is also very easy to install, ensuring economical and fast roof covering.
The exposed surface is usually reflective white, which makes TPO membranes suitable in Atlanta’s humid subtropical climates, contributing to the energy efficiency of the building- it is well known that white and very light shades reflect the sun, so the roof will not absorb the heat. This roofing material can also be easily recycled. All these ecological advantages make TPO membrane a good choice for all your roofing projects.