Advantages of EPDM Roofing

April 11, 2017

Advantages of EPDM Roofing

EPDM roofing systems, also known as ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, have been around for many years now. This type of roofing system is exceptionally strong and so resilient that it can last up to 30 years if installed and maintained accordingly. If you happen to be in the market for a new roofing system, you are probably interested in some of the best roofing systems in the industry and without a doubt, EPDM is one of them in terms of affordability, energy savings and a lot more.

Advantages of EPDM roofing systems

  • They do not deteriorate.
  • The membrane comes in either highly reflective white or traditional black.
  • The roof resists hail damage and thermal shock.
  • The membranes come in sheets of up to 50-feet wide making them convenient for both residential and commercial buildings.
  • They accommodate the structural movements without any membrane stress.
  • They remain flexible and do not shatter during frigid temperatures.

Top Benefits of EPDM roofing Systems

1. Climate

Regardless of the location of your building, an EPDM roof is a great choice. Fully adhered or mechanically fastened white EPDM roofs reduce cooling and air conditioning costs in hot regions. On the other hand, black EPDM roofing is more suitable for cold regions. If you choose to go with traditional ballasted EPDM roofing system, it will offer you a superior energy performance and with the increased underlying insulation, you will get a very high R-value.

2. Maintenance and repair

Am EPDM roofing system requires minimal maintenance and even less repairs. However, the fact that the roofing system can withstand rain, scorching UV rays, and freezing temperatures means that periodic inspections are required and will prolong the life of your roof.

3. Roof longevity

An EPDM roof can last very long and with proper maintenance, even longer. They key to an EPDM roofing system’ long life is professional installation. If you want your roof to last as long as it should, you should find a professional roofing company with qualified experts who know everything about installing this type of roof.

4. No more leaks

Leaks are normally the bane of many types of roofs and they have the potential to damage the roof structure, electrical wiring, the walls and the ceiling of the building. This could, in turn, lead to mold, which can be not only frustrating but expensive to get rid of. With an EPDM roofing system, leaks will not be on the list of things to worry about. With a rubber barrier between the roof and the elements, neither water nor UV rays will be able to penetrate.

5. Cost effective

Affordability is a concern for a lot of people and you might not have a fortune to spend on a roof. Due to the nature of EPDM roofing materials and its simplicity, it is very cost effective and the fact that it will last for decades means it will increase cost efficiency.

In addition to all these benefits, rubber roofs are made from recycles materials and thus making them environmentally friendly. EPDM roofs are also nonperishable since they are UV and ozone stable. However, as with all things, EPDM roofs have risks as well and even though they are not delicate, it doesn’t mean they are indestructible. Fallen branches of excess traffic can cause damages.

Contact us today to see if EPDM roofing is a suitable option for your home or business.



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