Protect your investment with an EPDM Roofing System
What is EPDM?
- Extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings.
- Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas.
- EPDM can be either vulcanized, dried out and cured into sheets, or it can be non-vulcanized, which leaves the material in a semi-solid state.
- The vulcanized EPDM is what is used as a roofing membrane.
- The non-vulcanized EPDM is usually used for detail work or flashing of the cured roofing material.
Why Rubber (EPDM) Roofing?
- A properly seamed and installed black EPDM roof is very good at handling rain, snow, UV rays, abrasions, ozone, and low-temperature flexibility.
- Average sheet size can be quite large which allows for fewer seams.
- Black EPDM can be a smarter choice in cooler climates to conserve energy consumption and costs for the building owner.