Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a rubber material commonly used in hoses, gaskets, seals, and mechanical belts. For more than forty years, EPDM roofing membranes have also provided an ideal flat roofing material for businesses looking to balance cost, longevity, and versatility. EPDM technology has withstood the test of time simply because it works. It comes as no surprise that EPDM roofing accounts for more than a billion square feet of new roofing installed each year in the United States. That’s almost 35 percent of the whole roofing market. When expertly installed and maintained, an EPDM roof can last up to 40 years.
Some of the benefits of EPDM roofing include:
If your business is looking for these benefits in a roofing system, an EPDM membrane may be the solution you need.
Sheets of EPDM are readily available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses so covering a large roof area quickly is no problem. At the same time, large sheets reduce the number of seams in your roof. Seams regularly present weak spots that are more likely to leak and compromise the integrity of your roof over time. By cutting down on the number of seams in your roof, we’re able to maximize the longevity of your roof. Because it’s available in a variety of thicknesses, we can also balance your budget with durability concerns. Here in Minnesota, EPDM is an excellent option because it resists hail damage and adapts to a wide range of temperatures, even extreme in extreme cold.
Once installed, EPDM roofs are easy to maintain, and roof repair is simplified. Because EPDM remains flexible over time, sections of your roof can be quickly replaced as needed without having to perform a holistic roof replacement. The longer your business can go without having to replace your roof, the more money your business saves. An EPDM offers an excellent option for companies looking to maximize the return-on-investment for a roofing system year after year.
Rainville-Carlson has been installing, maintaining, and repairing roof systems for businesses in the Twin Cities region since 1927. With more than four generations of dedicated experience, we prioritize delivering craftsmanship, quality, and roofing products that work for your business. We have our own in-house metal fabrication shop that allows us to design materials customized for your unique roofing needs. If you’re interested in exploring some of the benefits an EPDM roof could offer your business, contact the roofing at experts at Rainville-Carlson today.