EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths, ranging from 7.5 feet to fifty feet, and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils.
EPDM roofing membranes made up of rubber have the integrity to hold up over years of thermal cycling, inclement weather, extreme UV exposure and the ability to stay flexible at cold temperatures. EPDM membranes also meet the strict rigors of the wind uplift codes and will not easily separate at the seams. EPDM continues to be a top choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects.
EPDM can be installed fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape. The complete lack or minimization of multiple seams makes EPDM roofs virtually impenetrable. EPDM roofs are highly resistant to weathering, ozone, and surface damage. It is flexible in cold weather and still has high fire and heat resistance. You can’t go wrong choosing EPDM for low-slope roofs and flat roofs that need to be waterproof and durable against harsh weather.
When properly applied, it has a life cycle of 25 years. EPDM rubber roof maintenance is lowered by the streamline and durable nature of the materials. It is great for preventing leaks and is often installed for roofs that have problems with weathering, failing joints, and inflexibility. The minimized need for repair and upkeep makes EPDM roofing an excellent choice for businesses.
Shield Roofing & Construction can install your EPDM Rubber Roof as new construction or as a replacement installation. We are well acquainted with EPDM rubber roofing, whether fully adhered or a ballast system. Contact us today to get started with a free quote!