TPO is a chemical compound and an acronym for Thermoplastic Polyolefin.
TPO is a type of single ply roofing membrane used in certain situations to provide better environmental protection for roofs. This chemical compound was initially created to fix a problem within the automotive industry but was eventually discovered to be useful in multiple sectors. TPO may not have been specifically designed for the roofing industry, but it has helped them make great strides in quality roofing
Finding a quality roofer who is educated in all types of roofing is an asset when starting a roofing project. Ask your roofing company of choice about TPO and if it’s an option for your roofing needs.