Whether you are building new or replacing the old, there are many factors to consider when selecting a roofing style for your place of business. With all things considered, an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber membrane may be the best choice for your low-sloped or flat roof, and here’s why:
1. Tried and Tested
This type of roofing has been in use for flat, or nearly flat, rooftops since the 1960s and has undergone a perfecting process throughout that time. A majority of EPDM roofs last between 20 and 25 years if maintained well during that time; you will want to enlist the services of a reliable roofer for maintenance as well as proper installation.
Compared to other roofing solutions, it is the least expensive to install, the least expensive to repair, and the least expensive to replace. Long, wide rolls of the single-ply rubber mean there are fewer seems to seal with tape, fewer materials to be used, and easier to install. This all contributes to an overall lower cost.
3. Resilient and Resistant
Being rubber, the material is extremely strong and forgiving. It molds nicely around other roofing features such as pipes, skylights, gutters, and the like. It is also resistant to extreme weather conditions including a temperature range of -50 degrees to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, hail, and high winds.
For those who are sustainability-conscious, this is an excellent perk of the EPDM roofing style. Most membranes are made of recycled materials, and when the roof needs replacing, all the materials can once again be recycled into new rolls of EPDM rubber.
So, if you are looking for a roofing solution that will give you the most life and perks for your money, you can’t go wrong with EPDM rubber membranes. Talk with your roofing contractor today about how this product will work for you.