EPDM – RUBBER ROOFING
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) rubber roofing membrane is extremely durable and has been a favorite choice of low-slope commercial buildings for over 40 years. EPDM is made up of two primary ingredients: ethylene and propylene, which are obtained from oil and natural gas. It’s been proven to last longer than other flat roofing products and is hail, UV and wind resistant, while also being flexible in low temperatures. With the long list of benefits, it’s probably fairly obvious why so many businesses are choosing a EPDM rubber roofing membrane over every other commercial flat roofing product.
EPDM – RUBBER ROOFING CHOICES
EPDM roofing is available in both black and white, and comes in a variety of widths and two thickness options. White EPDM roofing has a smooth white surface that has the high-performance of traditional rubber roof, but with a reflective, environmentally friendly surface that’s designed to reduce energy costs. White EPDM roofing is commonly used in warm climates because it can cut air-conditioning costs without sacrificing the durability of the roofing system. Black EPDM also has a smooth surface, but looks similar to natural grey slate. Though Black EPDM roofing systems requires additional coating for protection, it offers more insulation for colder climates to absorb more UV heat.
EPDM – RUBBER ROOFING COST
An EPDM rubber roofing system has the greatest value in the low-slope commercial roofing industry. While the cost of EPDM will vary depending on the size of the building and thickness of the material installed, EPDM rubber roofing systems generally have the lowest cost per square foot.
EPDM – RUBBER ROOFING REPAIR
As with any roofing material, it’s important to use a contractor who’s familiar with the materials and installation process needed to replace or repair a rubber roof. Typically, an EPDM rubber roof isn’t an extremely complicated repair, but it’s still important to use a professional to avoid creating greater damage (which could lead to an impossible-to-find leak) and to avoid any future problems down the line.
EPDM – RUBBER ROOFING MAINTENANCE
Compared to many other roofing materials, EPDM rubber roofing is one of the most low-maintenance flat roofing products available today. However, a maintenance check should be done periodically to prevent future problems. Getting a maintenance check done by a professional is an easy way to ensure your property stays in good shape.
BOLT CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING YOUR EPDM EXPERTS
As specialists in commercial roofing, BOLT Construction & Roofing understands replacing or installing an EPDM rubber roof is a big investment. That’s why we’re constantly researching the market for the latest and greatest materials and installation techniques. Helping to provide you with the most cutting edge products available. Our team of experts, along with our affordable pricing options, will get you the quality roof that will save you time and money over its lifespan. Call BOLT Construction & Roofing today for a free consultation.