If you’re looking for an affordable and durable membrane roof, consider EPDM roofing. Call Family Roofing today at 864-261-0841 for EPDM roofing in Anderson and Greenville, SC.
What Is EPDM Roofing
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer or EPDM is a rubber material used in roofing, among other things. It is commonly used in tubing and seals, such as in your car or garden hose. When used as a roofing material, it is a single-ply, usually black membrane roof coating. It is available in 45 or 60 mils thick, and up to 50 feet in width. EPDM roofing can be adhered to your building in several ways: mechanically fastened, fully adhered, or ballasted.
Arriving in a large roll, the EPDM coating is rolled out on your roof’s substrate and attached using one of the methods mentioned. The seams can be sealed with a special tape or liquid adhesive to provide watertight protection for your flat roof.
Benefits Of EPDM
Compared to old tar and asphalt built up roofs, EPDM is far superior. Even when compared with newer membrane systems such as TPO, EPDM offers several benefits. It is among the most affordable membrane roof coatings, and it is also praised for its durability. EPDM can withstand hail, extreme temperatures, wind, rain, and UV damage. It is flexible enough to expand and contract with the changing temperatures and, with proper installation, can last up to 40 years or more.
Sometimes criticized for its black appearance, EPDM tends to absorb heat. However, highly reflective white colored EPDM roofing is also available and offers all the same benefits. The key to getting the most out of your rubber roof is proper maintenance and regular inspections. If you neglect your roof or ignore potential problems, it will be more likely to fail early.
Used for decades all over the world, EPDM roofing has a reliable reputation, so you know you’re investing in a solid, quality product for your flat roof. We are happy to answer any questions you have about EPDM or other flat roof systems. If you need commercial EPDM roofing for your business, call Family Roofing at 864-261-0841 today!