EPDM Roof System
The EPDM single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. This is a high-quality option for many commercial properties.
EPDM Membrane Rubber Roofing
A roof that is almost flat or only very slightly pitched for water channeling is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be truly “flat” – although it may seem that way from your perspective; every roof should have an intentionally designed slight slope for drainage. You will most often see metal roofing used on commercial buildings. Problems can happen and can be difficult to diagnose since the leak area is often not directly located where the water is appearing inside the building. The roof should have NO areas of standing water. Standing water on a roof can be caused by sagging or rotted roof decking or improper drainage design.
EPDM / Rubber Roofing System Benefits
Since its first installation in the 1970’s, the formulation for the EPDM membrane has not changed much. Its superior durability and cost-effectiveness are part of what makes EPDM one of the most popular flat roofing systems installed in the U.S. today.
Cost-effective, easy, long-term maintenance, excellent weatherability.
Lightweight and flexible, it is an ideal second generation (roof-recover) choice. Made from ingredients derived from oil and natural gas, EPDM can be fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted with seams sealed using a liquid adhesive or specialty tape.
EPDM membranes provide options to address specific energy cost needs. This system tends to have lower long-term maintenance costs with a consistent preventative maintenance program.