EPDM RUBBER ROOF INSTALLATION & RESTORATION
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, or EPDM, has been a popular choice for commercial roofs for more than 40 years. This synthetic rubber membrane offers excellent durability at a low price point and can be either fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted.
Available in both black and white and a variety of widths and thicknesses, EPDM is light-weight and can last 20-30 years with minimal maintenance.
EPDM’s light weight makes installation fast and easy, saving time and labor costs. Repairs are equally simple and inexpensive. Opting for white EPDM that reflects solar heat will keep your building cooler and allow your HVAC system to operate more efficiently.
EPDM’s elasticity means it can easily accommodate movement from structural settling and extreme temperature fluctuations. It is resistant to fire, high winds, and UV rays and maintains its tensile strength consistently over its lifetime. Because it’s typically installed in one continuous sheet, there are few seams on an EPDM roof, meaning fewer opportunities for leaks.
Often made of recycled materials like old tires, EPDM requires less energy to produce compared to many of its competitors. When it’s at the end of its life EPDM is 100% recyclable. EPDM’s white varieties also help reflect UV rays, reducing energy waste through utilities.
EPDM has one of the lowest up front costs of any commercial roofing material. Its easy installation, repairs, and minimal maintenance requirements also translate into major savings for building owners. Its white iterations can further save you money by reflecting UV rays and reducing energy costs, although it will cost about 30% more than black EPDM varieties.