Residential TPO roofing membranes have grown in popularity over the past 30 years for use on commercial buildings and residential homes, thanks to their flexibility, relative ease of installation and competitive price. Single Ply roofing is composed of four basic elements: An insulation layer,A single ply membrane usually made of plastic or rubber,Flashing, and an adhesive that melds the layers together.
Perhaps the single greatest advantage to residential TPO roofing is its energy savings. With a proper coating, the light-colored TPO roof surface reflects heat and offers a significant reduction in energy use. Tests show that the surface temperature of a white TPO roof rises only 4 degrees on a sunny 85-degree day, while on a black or dark colored TPO roof, the temperature rises 42 degrees under the same conditions. Over time, the reflectivity can translate into significant energy savings!