Sustainable and inexpensive EPDM roofing.
Those searching for a sturdy, protective roof for their commercial building should opt for EPDM roofing—a lightweight, yet sturdy option that stands the test of time.
EPDM rubber roofing is highly regarded for its strength and flexibility. EPDM roofing material withstands temperatures as low as -49 degrees Fahrenheit and up to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Regular roofs typically suffer from thermal shock if they’re not vented properly. Thermal shock is the constant expansion and contraction of the roof’s surface due to temperature changes from season to season. But even in the bitter cold or blazing heat, EPDM won’t soon experience degradation.
Rubber roofing is lightweight, unlike other options that can be heavy and cumbersome. EPDM is manufactured in large sheets or rolls, which cover more area in a shorter amount of time. Also, rubber roofing rolls are available in a range of widths from 10 to 100 feet, which aids in a quicker, easier installation process.
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Because of its easy-to-apply process, EPDM rubber roofing placement is less intensive than other flat roofing systems. Below are the four steps included in the EPDM installation:
- Clean the roof – Remove dirt and debris from the roof and make sure it’s free of moisture. Also, ensure the decking is fastened tight.
- Lay out membrane – Once the membrane is laid out with at least 3 inches hanging over the roof’s edge, it must sit for 30 minutes to remove wrinkles. Then, the roof’s membrane is folded back over itself to prepare for membrane adhesive application.
- Apply adhesive – When the EPDM membrane is wrinkle-free, adhesive is applied to the exposed roof and the back of the membrane, then it dries.
- Secure membrane – The membrane is rolled slowly onto the roof where adhesive is applied. By doing so, it reduces the chance for wrinkles. Lastly, using a push broom ensures proper adhesion.
On rare occasions, rubber roofing needs repair. However, an EPDM roof’s repair process isn’t as laborious as other systems. In addition, manufacturing defects are a rarity for EPDM roofs. According to The American Society of Home Inspectors, 95% of roof repairs needed are due to installation errors. For this reason, it’s vital to choose a qualified roofing construction company to complete your roofing project. Also, if repairs are needed due to multiple holes or areas of damage that are too much for you to patch, enlist the help of professional roofing contractors.
Founded in 1985, ROOFCORP has always adhered to the highest standards of workmanship, materials, and professionalism. We are dedicated to safety and training, we never rely on subcontractors, and we stand by every project and every repair.