What is an EPDM Roof?
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings all across the world. EPDM consists of two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, which are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold in a variety of widths ranging from 7.5 feet to 50 feet, in two thicknesses of either 45 or 60 mils. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
The EPDM membrane is formulated with carbon black, a pigment that excels at absorbing UV radiation. Combined with the propylene in the EPDM membrane, it produces a strong “backbone” that allows the unreinforced membrane system up to 300% expansion while retaining every bit of its structural memory. EPDM roofing is truly engineered to last.
EPDM roofing systems are cost-effective, easily maintained and are suitable for all weather conditions. EPDM is also lightweight and flexible, and it is an ideal second generation (roof-recover) choice. EPDM membranes provide several options that address specific energy cost needs. This system tends to have lower long-term maintenance costs with a consistent preventative maintenance program. EDPM lends itself especially well to low-slope roofs, which makes it a popular choice for many commercial buildings, as well as on car ports and patio roofs. One of the advantages of a rubber roof is its cost. While costs vary somewhat from region to region and between installers, the cost of an EPDM roof is generally very favorable when compared to most other types of roofing.
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