What is EPDM Roofing?
Let’s start by clarifying what we mean by EPDM roofing. Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer is simply a type of rubber that’s used for a number of different applications like seals, gaskets, hose, tubing, and belts. Most importantly, however, an EPDM rubber roofing membrane provides a durable synthetic rubber membrane that offers long-term protection for your roof. EPDM technology has been around for decades now because it’s versatile, affordable, and durable. When professionally installed and maintained, an EPDM roof can last 30 years or more. Longevity is just one of the benefits of using EPDM as a roofing material. Let’s get into some of the other benefits.
Benefits of an EPDM Membrane for Your Roof
EPDM roofs are easy to inspect, and when they need to be repaired, the repair process is typically straightforward. An EPDM roof can generally be quickly repaired with no downtime or interruption to your business operations. EPDM rubber stays flexible and durable even after being exposed to the elements for many years, so your roof won’t deteriorate over time and cracks are rare. With an EPDM roof, preventative maintenance costs are minimal since the roof tends to maintain itself. Because the rubber is hail, water, UV, and heat resistant, maintenance needs are minimized year round.
EPDM roofs stand the test of time. Since being first developed over 40 years ago, they remain a popular solution for businesses looking for a cost-effective roofing system. When properly maintained and repaired by professionals, an EPDM roof can last for up to 40 years. Every year that your business goes without having to replace your roof is a year that your business saves money.
EPDM roofs are able to withstand a variety of weather conditions and climates. They’re flexible, so they easily adapt to fluctuations in temperature. They are also available in both black and white. Black EPDM roofs are optimal for cooler environments when a warmer building temperature needs to be maintained over the course of a year. For warmer climates, a white EPDM roof reflects sunlight, lowering your building’s utility bills throughout the year. Either way, EPDM is resistant to extremely hot weather as well as colder temperatures, so your roof will be able to withstand the conditions of any climate.
EPDM roofs offer one of the most cost-effective roofing solutions on the market. Dollar-for-dollar, you won’t find lower installation or maintenance costs than EPDM when compared to other roofing systems. You’ll save money on maintenance, repair, and operating costs. EPDM installation is also quick and easy, so your business will experience minimal downtime and little disruption to operations as you transition to a new roofing system.
If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities of an EPDM roofing system for your business, contact the experts at Rainville Carlson today.