Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), also known as rubber roofing, is a popular roofing material among commercial property owners. EPDM offers several unique advantages, and as one of the expert commercial roofing contractors in the area, Kirtley and Sons Roofing shares what these benefits are.
Flat or gentle-slope roofs are naturally wind-resistant. However, the outer roofing layer should have sufficient wind uplift resistance, especially at the seams. EPDM, when properly installed, features exceptional wind resistance perfect for high-elevation commercial roofing. EPDM can also withstand temperature extremes, thanks to the inherent flexibility of both the material and adhesive, allowing expansion and contraction without breaking or cracking. It can also withstand impact from hailstones and airborne debris as well as moderate foot traffic.
It’s Low Maintenance
Most commercial roofing options need commercial roof maintenance as often as twice a year. Most EPDM roofing systems, on the other hand, require maintenance only once every few years. This helps make the upkeep of your property much easier, but it also helps reduce your maintenance budget and your overhead costs. Repairs are likewise easily done and won’t be as disruptive to your daily operations; for example, a single puncture can be repaired in minutes when conducted by a certified roofing contractor.
“Cool roof” coatings can also be added to EPDM roofs, which reflects heat from the sun. Less heat absorbed through the roof means less indoor cooling needs, resulting in lower monthly energy consumption and reduced overhead costs.
It Has a Long Lifespan
An EPDM roofing system typically lasts about 30 years. Unlike most rubber-based materials, EPDM is formulated to keep its flexibility throughout its lifespan. This means you won’t experience signs of roofing degradation, such as increasing instances of roof leaks, as the EPDM roof approaches the end of its service life. This ensures continuity in your business operations, and thanks to its fast installation process, you can have a new EPDM roof installed over the weekend.
To learn more about our commercial roof installation services, call Kirtley and Sons Roofing today at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our contact form. Are you also wondering what’s the difference between TPO, PVC, and EPDM? check this post. We serve many areas in and around Tomball, TX.