Carlisle Syntec TPO or Thermoplastic Polyolefin, is a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber that form a single ply waterproof membrane. It is quickly growing to become the most popular choice for commercial and residential buildings. Carlisle Syntec’s TPO features OctaGuard XT weathering package for enhanced long-term weathering.
In the past, TPO has usually been installed on the roof with mechanical fasteners. In recent years top manufacturers have created their new technology that welds the seams together for a strong waterproof roofing system.
TPO is available in white and custom colours, but white will help reflect sunlight away from your roof or commercial building and reduce energy costs.
With proper insulation, TPO is a great way to regulate utilities throughout the year. Some other benefits of TPO include; abrasion resistance, UV resistance, and excellent durability.
TPO is an excellent choice for areas where penetrations and abrasions are unlikely. However, if your home is a hotspot for wind blown debris, it may be beneficial to use a different flat roofing material such as; EPDM, PVC or Modified Bitumen. Follow the links below to learn more about alternative flat roofing products.