EPDM Roofs Stand the Test of Time

Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, commonly known by the acronym EPDM, has been the commercial roofing industry’s material of choice for nearly half a century. Composed of ethylene and propylene, it is the most commonly used thermoset membrane, offering an appealing choice for commercial buildings with low-slope roofs.

How appealing? According to the EPDM Roofing Association, there are more than 500,000 warranted EPDM roof installations in the United States, representing 20 billion-plus square feet of existing low-slope roofing.

EPDM offers a number of advantages, including:

  • Sustainable Performance: EPDM stands the test of time, which is important as environmentalists and code regulators place more emphasis on the sustainable performance of building materials.
  • Hail & Hardy: EPDM is suited to variety of climates, though its impact resistance makes the material a good choice in areas prone to hail storms. It is flexible in low temperatures with excellent thermal shock durability and remains resistant to cyclical membrane fatigue, ultraviolet radiation, ozone, weathering and abrasions.
  • Cost effective: EPDM can suit a variety of budgets. Maintenance is minimal and wider sheets can help save on labor costs.  Often dark in color, EPDM can help reduce heating costs. Also, preventing damage from hail can help save on insurance costs.
  • Warranties: Warranty periods and service life vary depending on the roof system’s specifications. But some manufacturers have guarantees that run 20 years or more.

    Founded in 1985, ROOFCORP works with only the best Manufacturer’s. That and our highly trained associates guarantee workmanship and quality that will last for years. Contact us today to learn how an EPDM roofing system can cover your roofing needs.

    ROOFCORP OF WA, P.O. Box 69315, 3425 S 146th St., Seattle, WA., 98168
    Phone: 206.439.9991 Fax: 206.439.9995
    ROOFCORP OF CA, 2130 S Dupont Dr., Anaheim, CA., 92806
    Phone: 714.210.5993 Fax: 714.940.9917