The talented team of roofing contractors at Selent Inc. recently completed the installation of a new TPO Singly-Ply Flat roof on a property in Elgin, Illinois.

TPO single-ply flat roofs are becoming increasingly popular for commercial and multitenant roofing applications because of their numerous advantages over other roofing materials.

Below is our commercial roofer’s breakdown of TPO and the benefits of using this roofing material. If you have further questions, we encourage you to contact us today!


What is TPO Single-Ply Flat Roof & What are the benefits?

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. It is a single-ply roofing membrane that is made from a combination of synthetic polymers and reinforcing scrim. 

Benefits of TPO Single-Ply Flat Roofs on Commercial Properties 

  • Durability: TPO membranes are highly durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high winds, hail, and UV radiation from the sun.
  • Energy efficiency: TPO membranes are reflective, which helps to keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can lead to significant energy savings.
  • Low maintenance: TPO membranes are relatively low-maintenance and do not require as much upkeep.
  • Cost-effectiveness: TPO membranes are a cost-effective roofing option, especially when compared to other single-ply roofing membranes used for commercial and industrial buildings. In fact the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) reported that TPO currently takes up about 40% of the commercial roofing market share.


To schedule a FREE quote on a new TPO Flat Roof, contact the team at Selent Inc. today!