You might not be familiar with EPDM roofing, but you may have seen this rubber roofing in low-slope or flat roofs homes or commercial buildings. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer, which refers to what makes up the rubber-like product. It is a type of synthetic rubber that is highly flexible and durable, used in many applications. This article will look into why it should be one of your roofing options.
The Benefits You Would Get If You Choose EPDM Roofing System
1. Easy to Install
Unlike other common roofing systems available, EPDM roofing comes in one seamless piece. It also requires no heating before securing the material onto the roof. That means there is no burning odor to endure throughout the process, and it does not pose any kind of danger to anyone. It would be easier for your roofing contractors to install it on your roof, resulting in fewer man-hours and lower labor costs. The result is a seamless and clean-looking roof.
2. Flexible Material
Flat roofs are more prone to high foot traffic and damage than other roofs, but that makes the EPDM a perfect material for this type of roofing. Since EPDM is made of rubber, it is a flexible roofing material that can withstand extreme weather, foot traffic, and weight. Other materials would be sensitive to these, but EPDM is different. It is lightweight and can quickly return to its original look and shape. More importantly, it does not put on too much pressure or stress on your building.
3. No Problem With Leaks
Homeowners who own a flat roof often want to maximize their rooftops. Some of them want to turn the extra space into something useful, like a rooftop garden. For this kind of project, the concern is water leaks that could potentially reach their home, but that is not the case for an EPDM roofing system.
As previously mentioned, this material can withstand punctures, specifically if you use thicker material. Since it is made from rubber, it can also withstand any form of moisture. You do not have to worry about pest infestation, mold, and equipment damage.
If you want to feel more at ease about it, you can also install a TTR or Tri-Thermal Roofing system. That increases your EPDM’s resistance against punctures and tears.
4. It Looks Visually Appealing
The EPDM roof is perfect if you want your commercial space to look professional and sleek. Because of its even, flat, and seamless appearance, you would have a visually appealing roof for your building. If you even plan to add a rooftop garden, that would make the top of your roof look more aesthetically pleasing.
This long-lasting and minimally-maintained EPDM roofing can last up to 50 years. It is also environmentally friendly as it can be put to recycled for other uses after it exceeds its life expectancy. If these positive attributes seem like something you want for your home or commercial space, then consider EPDM roofing. Make sure to choose the right contractor to get the job done right.
If you are decided on an EPDM roofing installation, contact us at Three Mountain Roofing. We have over 25 years of experience as a professional contractor in the building industry. We are fully insured and the only Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor and certified installer in the state of Vermont! Let us help you create a sleek and seamless sturdy EPDM roof for your property.