With more than 40 years of successful field performance, EPDM has become the primary roofing material of choice among building owners, contractors builders and homeowners. Longevity, durability, sturdiness, reduced life cycle costs, high resistance to extreme weather conditions are a few important factors that make EPDM a suitable roofing solution for flat and low slope roofs. If you’re still wondering why EPDM roof is the best choice for your home or office, take a glance at the following benefits.
• Material Benefits
One of the important features an EPDM roof possesses is the ability to retain its physical characteristics throughout its service life. EPDM roof is proven to exhibit a very high degree of stability under different conditions of exposure to UV rays, ozone, as well as both high and low temperatures. It can elongate more than 300% to adapt structural changes and movements. Properly installed EPDM roof can also eliminate potential moisture issues and thermal short circuits. Apart from residential projects, EPDM is used for industries as well – thanks to its high resistance against various acids and chemicals.
• Design and Application Benefits
Architectural acceptance of EPDM rubber as the best roofing material is one of the major reasons for its success in the roofing industry. The EPDM roofs are light in weight and easy to install. The flexibility in application methods is an important factor for roof designers since they’re able to design EPDM roof of any shape, height, and slope. With three different application methods and two membrane color options, there’s an EPDM roof for everyone’s choice.
Since EPDM roof is easy to install, the roofing contractor labor cost is considerably lesser when compared to other roofing systems. EDPM roofs have long term warranties and could be installed easily over the existing roofing system. This makes them a suitable choice for re-roofing projects. Moreover, they offer easy maintenance, easy repair options as well as lesser annualized cost.
• Environmental Benefits
A recent Life Cycle Assessment study (2010) showed that EPDM rubber perform better than other roofing materials like bitumen- based membranes in major areas like acidification, smoke generation, and more importantly global warming. Also, EPDM is bio-degradable and can be reused or melted down during repair or replacement. It can also save energy significantly with addition insulation.
To avoid costly problems and get top quality work at an affordable price, have your EPDM roof installation completed by professional and experienced crew from EPDM Coatings. From RVs and motor homes to office buildings and hospitals, EPDM Coatings has a roofing solution that’s right for you.