Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer is a single-ply rubber roofing membrane. This roofing system has been a popular choice for more than 40 years, as it’s known for being remarkably strong and durable. When installed and maintained correctly, EPDM can last more than 30 years. To determine if an EPDM roofing system is right for your commercial building, the expert roofers at Executive Roofing Systems, Inc. can help. With more than 30 years of experience in the roofing industry, we’ve encountered more than our fair share of EPDM roofs, and we can answer any questions you may have.
Due to the rubber membrane of the EPDM roof, it is resistant to a high degree of ozone, ultraviolet, weather, and abrasion damage. The color comes in traditional black or a highly reflective white, which can reduce cooling costs for your building. This roofing system also has the ability to resist hail damage and thermal shock, along with superior accommodation for structural movements that won’t result in membrane stress. The material does not scratch easily, and leaks can be easily patched. You will also be pleased with the cost of an EPDM roof, as it is one of the least expensive roofing systems.
Benefits of EPDM Roofing
There are always going to be benefits and drawbacks to any type of roofing material. However, EPDM materials do cover a wide range of needs that commercial buildings tend to benefit from. Here are a few of the advantages associated with EPDM roofing.
- Flexibility – EPDM has a flexibility that can be very beneficial in a roofing material. It can fit around pipes, gutters, and skylights. It becomes marginally more impact resistant. It also tends not to crack from exposure to moisture or dryness.
- Durability – For a material that is so lightweight, EPDM is surprisingly durable. Not only will it last for decades with proper maintenance, but it resists all types of stresses that can damage the building’s roof: high wind, heat, moisture, aridity, ozone, UV light, etc.
- Efficiency – EPDM can help with a building’s energy efficiency in a couple different ways. First, because it is usually installed in a white color, it reflects sunlight that would otherwise heat your building, causing your AC to work harder. Second, EPDM allows heat and vapor out of the building envelope, without letting it inside the building, which further helps reduce energy costs.
- Recyclable – Unlike most petroleum-based roofing materials, EPDM is largely environmentally friendly and can be recyclable at the end of its usable life. The energy savings that EPDM provides also contribute to helping reduce a building’s carbon footprint.
What Is EPDM?
EPDM is an acronym that refers to the chemical ethylene propylene diene monomer. It is a synthetic rubber that is used in many industrial applications, although it is best known for its application in low slope commercial roofing. It’s been available for over 40 years, and in all of that time has remained one of the most popular roofing materials for commercial roofs. Due largely to its elastic and durable properties, it will likely remain a top choice in roofing materials for decades to come. It is only used in commercial roof applications and is not available for residential roofs.
Why Choose Executive Roofing?
Here at Executive Roofing, we are experts at the installation, maintenance, and repair of all of the commercial roof materials that we offer. With over 30 years of experience performing EPDM roof installations and repair in New Jersey, we know how to get the job done right, on time, the first time. Our services are tailored in order to cause your business as little day to day disruption as possible. As a proud member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, we are proud to offer our EPDM roofing services to our fellow New Jersey community members.
Do you have a commercial roof that you’re looking to replace with a highly efficient, durable option? Or an EPDM roof that needs repairs or regular maintenance servicing in order to keep it lasting longer? If so, you may stand to benefit from our services. To learn more about an EPDM roofing system for your commercial building, contact the professionals at Executive Roofing today. We aim for customer satisfaction with all of our New Jersey EPDM roof installation and repair services. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.