benefits of an EPDM roofing system

Benefits of an EPDM Roofing System

Considered one of the most popular materials for commercial roofing, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is known for its many benefits wrapped at a convenient cost. This single-ply membrane synthetic rubber roof is often applied on low-slope commercial roofs, is available in black or white, and is applied at varying thicknesses depending on the property owner’s needs. For over 40 years, EPDM roofing has been the go-to choice for many commercial roofing contractors in Colorado and beyond, but what makes this roofing type so preferable?

Here are some of the key benefits of this commercial roofing system:

Affordability

One of the most attractive features of an EPDM roofing system is its affordability. EPDM is inexpensive to manufacture and made with lightweight materials, so the cost to you as the end consumer is kept relatively low compared to other commercial roofing types. Additionally, EPDM roofing systems require very little upkeep, which keeps maintenance costs low throughout the lifecycle of your roof.

Durability

Another key selling point of an EPDM roofing system is its durability. Due to the material generally being laid in one piece, there are often very few seams throughout the roof’s surface. This significantly reduces the chance of tearing or leaking because of the lack of space for moisture to infiltrate your commercial property’s interior. Additionally, because EPDM roofing systems are made of rubber material, this roofing type offers high resistance to the elements, including high winds, hail, extreme temperatures, and heavy snowfall. With proper maintenance and proactively scheduled inspections, this commercial roofing type can last anywhere from 30-50 years!

Energy Efficient

EPDM roofing systems also provide energy efficiency year-round for your commercial property. White EPDM roofing systems serve as an excellent heat reflector, which helps keep the interior of your commercial property cool during the summer months without cranking the central air. Additionally, tightly sealed EPDM roofing systems also serve as insulators during the winter months, keeping the heat inside and everyone warm.

Easy Maintenance

Due to the flexible rubber material, EPDM roofing systems require very little maintenance during their lifecycles. To keep your commercial roof free of any significant issues, having your roof cleaned and cleared of any debris once a season ensures that the maintenance for it will remain simple. Cleaning combined with a routine maintenance regimen established with your commercial roofing contractor will give you peace of mind when it comes to your roof for most of the year!

Environmentally Friendly

The recyclable material of EPDM roofing systems is an environmentally friendly choice as almost all of their materials can be recycled into new roofing material at the end of its lifecycle. Additionally, amongst single-ply roofing systems, EPDM roofing systems have the lowest carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle. This, along with its energy-efficient qualities listed above, EPDM roofing systems are an excellent choice for green-minded commercial property owners.

To be the go-to choice for commercial roofs for over 40 years, a roofing system must provide a full suite of benefits to commercial property owners. EPDM roofing systems fit this bill, offering best-in-class durability and efficiency at an extremely competitive price.

Is an EPDM roofing system right for you? To learn the benefits of an EPDM roofing system, Contact us today for more information or to get started on installation!

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Benefits of a metal commercial roof

Benefits of a Metal Commercial Roof

Did you know that meta commercial roofing systems are quickly becoming one of the more common commercial roofing systems in the US? Throughout the country, commercial property owners are turning to metal roofs for their multitude of benefits.

Here are some of the main benefits of a metal commercial roof for your commercial property:

Lower Cost

Two things must be taken into consideration when reviewing the cost of a commercial roofing system, the upfront cost, and its lifecycle cost. Due to the cost of its materials, metal roofing systems have a higher upfront cost than some other roofing systems. However, the money it saves you throughout its lifecycle makes up for this two-fold.

With an expected service life of 60 years vs the average service life of 30 years, a metal roofing system prolongs the cost of completely replacing your roof for 30 years, which more than covers the price difference in the upfront cost. Additionally, due to its low susceptibility to tear-offs, the money saved in repairs can total up to roughly $500,000 by the end of its lifecycle.

Longevity

Perhaps the most important benefit of a commercial roofing system is its longevity.

As we mentioned previously, a metal roofing system has an average lifespan of 60 years, which is double what other roofing systems provide. Due to its thickness and high durability, metal roofing systems are built to withstand the elements, whether it be hail, high winds, lightning, or even fire. This has made this roofing type increasingly popular in areas with harsh hail seasons such as Colorado and Texas.

This durability prevents damage, both on a cosmetic and structural level which saves you on costly repairs and keeps your business up and running without interruption.

Energy Efficiency

Heating, cooling, and ventilation make up a significant portion of your commercial property’s energy costs.

Being inherently reflective, metal roofing offers temperature control by controlling how much heat your roof absorbs and lets into the building. This can turn into huge savings on your energy bill due to the light load on your HVAC system. Additionally, metal roofing is an extremely well-insulated roofing system, which prevents heat from escaping through it during the winter months, which again, in turn, turns into savings on your energy bill.

This reduced energy consumption can save thousands of dollars a year and makes your building environmentally friendly.

Environmental Benefits

Metal roofing is quickly rising in popularity for its green benefits as well. From its forging to its end, metal roofs are used in a sustainable way.

Often made from recycled materials, its components have a significantly smaller environmental impact when being crafted. Additionally, once it is finally time to retire your metal roofing system, its components are then recycled, completing a sustainable cycle, significantly reducing crude oil and other chemical consumption.

As mentioned in the last section, metal roofing systems are both reflective and well-insulated, which significantly lowers the energy consumption necessary to keep your property climate controlled. This not only saves you money in the long run but also lowers the environmental footprint your property leaves.

Metal roofing is growing increasingly popular and with good reason. Its durability, longevity, efficiency, and green properties make it an ideal choice for just about any property owner. Though it comes with a higher upfront cost, the money it saves over its lifecycle more than cover the extra money spent, possibly even paying for itself by the time it is replaced.

Think a metal roofing system is right for you? Contact us today to get started on installation!

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