TPO 

THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN TPO is a thermoplastic* single-ply membrane

used for roof waterproofing in a variety of system designs. It can be adhered mechanically fastened or loosely laid and ballasted. TPO is manufactured in sheets that

are reinforced with a polyester mat. Widths, 8, 10'AND 12' Standard length

100'roll. Thickness-(mils) 45, 60, 72, and 80.

Colors- White, Gray, and Tan.

Manufactured to ASTM D 6878, Specification for Thermoplastic Polyolefin Based Sheet Roofing Plastics. 

 

TPO Accessories

Detail work is commonly done with a non-reinforced product

Preformed Accessories are available in non-reinforced products and now are also

available in reinforced products

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

 

PRIMARY ADVANTAGES of TPO:

1. Cost

2. Resistance to acid and alkali chemicals

3. Long Lasting

4. UV Coated 

5. Fewer welded seams with wider rolls 

6. No Open Flames

7. Easier to Detect Leaks In Future 

 

 

PRIMARY DISADVANTAGES of TPO are

1. It is relatively easy to puncture if not careful

2. It is slippery when wet or icy

3. Cannot Install in the Winter (No Recommended)

Thermoplastic polyolefin TPO