TPO: A Sustainable Option for Your Commercial Roof

Replacing a commercial roofing system is an investment in your building and it can also be an investment in the environment. What you choose to put on your roof can affect your building’s carbon footprint and play a role in your energy usage as you cool and heat the interior space. At Texas Traditions Roofing, we are fans of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) single-ply membranes that can help your building achieve its sustainability goals.

What is TPO?

TPO is a single-ply membrane system that has been installed on roofs for more than 20 years. Roofing manufacturer GAF says that over 1 billion feet of TPO is installed annually and that is due to its benefits that include value for the money, the strength of the heat-welded seams, its long-term weathering abilities and the sustainability that it delivers for a building.

How is TPO sustainable?

The white reflective color of TPO membrane contributes significantly to its sustainable properties. The white surface is known as reflective because it won’t absorb the sun’s heat, but rather it reflects it off the rooftop. This results in buildings being able to stay cooler under the hot summer Texas sun, meaning the HVAC system won’t have to work as hard or run as long to keep the interior cool and comfortable.

Choosing the right system

GAF manufactures EverGuard® TPO in varying thicknesses to protect your building. As a GAF Master Select contractor, Texas Traditions Roofing is uniquely qualified to help you determine the best solution for your building, provide an expert installation and offer the warranty to back up the roofing system for years to come.

Committed to sustainability

As a manufacturer, GAF is committed to sustainability and Texas Traditions Roofing is also committed to offering sustainable roofing solutions to all of our customers. Our experts can assess the current condition of your roof and work within your budget to find the replacement system that will meet your buildings’ needs and fit within your sustainability goals.

Contact us today to see if a new TPO roofing system is the right fit for your commercial building’s needs.