What is EPDM Roofing?
Also called single-sheet rubber roofing, EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, and this type of roofing material is a thin membrane made of a type of synthetic rubber. It is called a “thermoset” membrane because the seams between the sheets are adhered together with heat instead of welded together like thermoplastic roofing materials such as TPO or PVC sheets. Rubber membrane roofing is most commonly used on roofs with a low slope on commercial buildings, RVs, and car ports. EPDM roofing has been used for over forty years, and it is considered one of the longest lasting roofing materials on the market today, with exceptional durability.
Why Choose EPDM Roofing Membranes
One of the main selling points of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer thermoset roofing membranes is their proven quality, durability, and lifespan. EDPM is also a very wind resistant roofing material, as well as offering high resistance to UV rays and weathering. This high quality synthetic rubber membrane can also conform to many unique roof shapes and fill in any gaps for true weatherproofing. Many roofing professionals swear by EPDM roofing membranes and are well versed in their application and maintenance.
How is EPDM Roofing Installed and Maintained?
Most EPDM roofing is installed in a single sheet, which means it’s highly weatherproof, and conformed to the shape of the roof with heat, sealing in any nooks and crannies. Though the typical product is black, a white top coat can be added to aid in UV and heat resistance. An EPDM roofing system is easy to maintain by simple cleaning, and any damage easily sealed.
How to find a certified EPDM Roof Contractor
If you’re curious about using a single sheet rubber roofing system like EPDM, you need to contact the roofing experts at All Area Roofing and Construction. They can help you determine if EPDM is right for your structure, budget, and climate. If you decide it’s the right material for your roof, they are experts in installing EPDM and other types of roofing to make sure your building is protected from weather and temperature for decades to come.