A white reflective TPO roof is considered a cool roof. A cool roof is a roof that reflects solar energy, as opposed to absorbing it. TPO is short for thermoplastic polyolefin. This type of roof is an excellent option for roofs in warmer climates. There are many fantastic benefits to a white reflective TPO roof, and two of the primary ones are as follows:
- Thickness options – White reflective TPO roofs can be purchased in different thicknesses ranging from 45 mils to 80 mils. Depending on the location of your building, the weather it will be exposed to and your desired solar energy reflection capabilities, you can choose your thickness to accommodate your needs. The higher the mils the more energy reflection capabilities. Selecting the thicker and more solar energy repellant option will save you more money in damage repairs due to solar exposure.
- Environmentally friendly – With a white reflective TPO roof, you will spend less money on cooling your building due to little solar energy penetrating the roof and heating the building. The materials used to make a white reflective TPO roof come from recycled materials. This type of roof may also qualify you for energy tax credit savings.
Here at Midian Roofing, we know that you will enjoy the many benefits of a white reflective TPO roof. We have experienced and knowledgeable employees who can help you decide what roofing material is best for you and answer any questions you may have.