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:
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.
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!
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.
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!
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? Contact us today for more information or to get started on installation!