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EPDM Rubber Roofing

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A rubber roof?  That must like something that your kid might use on their toy log house, right?  Well, EPDM is a synthetic roofing membrane that is highly durable and used worldwide. It also has a low carbon footprint and the membrane can be recycled when it reaches the end of its long service life.  As a great material for commercial buildings, it can withstand any climate and performs well and can last a long time.

What is EPDM Designed For?

EPDM is designed to perform well in high winds, as well as a white version that is reflective and a standard for reflecting the sun instead of absorbing its heat.  There is even an EPDM that is designed to be installed quickly when a completed job is needed quickly and efficiently.  EPDM is also compatible with many kinds of substances, including water (both cold and hot), alkaline, ketones, and fireproof hydraulic fluids. Besides roofs, EPDM rubber is also commonly used in vehicles, and specifically in the trunk seals, window seals, and the door seals.

Why Go With EPDM?

EPDM is best described as a roofing material that is strong and built to avoid leaks.  It also is advertised to have low odor, unlike other synthetic roofing materials.  What exactly is it made of?  A mixture of sawdust, slate dust and recycled tires, making it one of the less expensive materials in the roofing industry.  This is why it is popular for large commercial buildings, such as schools, hospitals and warehouses.

It can also be a great material for a garage, shed or workshop where curb appeal is not of upmost importance.  The installation of this material allows for few seams making leaks less likely and a properly installed, high quality EPDM roof can have a life of up to twenty years.

Are There Any Drawbacks to EPDM?

Sounds great, right?  Well, are there any drawbacks, you may ask? Admittedly, curb appeal is not the strong sell for this EPDM roofs but if you are in the market for a quick installing and durable product and not concerned about appearance, then it may be a good choice for you.  In essence, you have to ask yourself if you value looks or function more when it comes to your roof.

There are also several substances that EPDM is not compatible with, and issues can arise if it is brought into contact with these substances. These include gasoline, aromatic, kerosene, and several kinds of oils.

Working With You

Our team of experts can help you evaluate your roofing needs and determine if an EPDM roof is the right choice for you.  We will also work with you to determine a fair price for this type of roof and install.  You can trust that our team has professionals that are trained and experienced in this type of roofing.  Contact us today and our expert staff will be waiting to answer your EPDM roofing questions.


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