Rubber EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a thermostat material that is fully cured prior to being installed, and it cures during natural weathering after the installation. They are single-ply membrane,s which mean there is only one ply of roofing material, and not multiple plies laminated together.
The EPDM is a rubber material consisting of ethylene and propylene, that, when mixed with dye, forms a flexible rubber matrix. This allows the material to be shaped and fitted, covering a roof and ultimately helping prevent future roof leaks.
Are EPDM Roofing Systems Any Good?
If you have a flat or gently sloping roof and have noticed leaks, then an EPDM may be your answer. It is relatively inexpensive, simple to install, and fairly clean to work with when compared to conventional built-up roofs. Other benefits include:
- Durable and versatile
- Simple installation
- Ease of maintenance & repair
- Strong resistance to UV light and wind damage
- Single-ply rubber material
- Great for colder temperatures
- Designed specifically for commercial buildings
How Long Does an EPDM roof last?
Properly installed Rubber EPDM should last between 12 and 25 years. Although the lifespan of an EPDM roof is relatively long, it would be a good idea to have regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance. This will ensure you get the very most out of your EPDM roofing system.
If you would like to learn more about B&L as a leading roofing expert in Atlanta, or if you have questions about all of our roofing systems including EPDM, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.