TPO is the Standard Commercial Roofing Material

The TPO roofing system was first introduced to commercial developers in the 1990s. Since then, it has become the standard roofing system for commercial buildings and has undergone further developments and improvements. Currently, TPO roofing is used in 40% of commercial buildings. This type of roofing is popular due to its simple installation process and ability to provide better insulation, resulting in a more comfortable indoor climate and decreased energy costs for investors and owners.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a roofing material typically used on large commercial buildings. It is a single-layered material. TPO is a layer attached or ballasted to a building’s insulation. It serves as a safeguard against the elements, protecting the building. The TPO membrane consists of a combination of polymers and rubbers. The Roof Specialists offer various installation methods for TPO Roofing material. 


  • Mechanically Attached: Fasteners are used on the insulation and decking material, typically at the seams, to secure TPO; this method is recommended for regions with strong winds.


  • Adhered: We recommend using adhesive glue to securely fasten TPO roofing material to the insulation and decking materials. This glue acts as a sealant, creating a solid and lasting chemical bond that can withstand extreme weather conditions in Texas. Proper installation is crucial in areas with high temperatures, like central Texas, to ensure energy efficiency and cost savings.


  • Peel & Stick: GenFlex manufactures TPO roofing material that easily peels and sticks to your roof. This type of roofing is faster to install than other methods and is widely used.


  • Ballasted: We layer the TPO roofing material and insulation and secure the edges of the TPO membrane to the insulation. To add weight that keeps the TPO membrane in place, we apply a layer of small pebbles called Ballast on top of the membrane. If the owner wants a quick and affordable installation, Ballast is the best option.
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Energy Efficient

Did you know that TPO roofing is energy efficient? This is because TPO roofing material is white, which makes TPO roofs highly reflective. TPO roofing helps to keep buildings cooler by reflecting heat away. The interior of the building remains comfortable without relying heavily on energy-consuming air conditioning systems.

Environmentally Friendly

TPO is a sustainable alternative if you’re a building owner looking to decrease energy usage and reduce your investments’ carbon footprint. It’s worth noting that TPO roofing materials can be recycled.

TPO is Durable

TPO membranes are durable and can withstand tearing, puncturing, chemical exposure, and harsh weather conditions. TPO roofing systems are designed to accommodate movement as the structure of a new building settles. They can expand and compress to allow for this movement. TPO roofing systems are considered the most flexible option for single-ply roofing materials.


TPO roofing systems are designed to resist dirt and stay white for a long time. They are low maintenance and don’t need to be cleaned often.

Cost-Effective Roofing System for Large Commercial Buildings

TPO roofing is a cost-effective option for commercial buildings. Compared to other materials like standing seam metal roofing, TPO is less expensive to install.

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