EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. It is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is highly durable and has excellent resistance properties. The EPDM membrane surface’s superior weather resistance is a major benefit to having a rubber roof, especially beneficial with hail resistance as well as heat and UV resistance thanks to its naturally UV-protected top surface.
Due to EPDM’s stability and overall roof system performance, it has a life expectancy of over 50 years.
EPDM roofing membrane is a great option compared to other roofs, providing consistent pull-through resistance in many aspects. It is eco-friendly, fire-resistant, long-lasting, cheap and easy to repair, and it helps to lower energy costs.
EPDM roofing costs, on average, between $3.25 and $14.75 per square foot.
EPDM is so environmentally friendly it is actually approved by Greenpeace. A large percentage of EPDM synthetic rubber is made from recycled rubber from the production of tires, which prevents it from being incinerated, further protecting the environment and is also able to be recycled after use.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing membrane comes in a wide variety of widths, from 7.5 wide feet all the way up to 50 feet wide.
EPDM roofing comes in 45 millimeters, 60 millimeters, or thicker membranes are available up to 90 millimeters. No matter the thickness, the high tensile strength provided by EPDM roofing will still be optimal in all thicknesses.
EPDM requires the substrate to be dry to ensure adhesion so EPDM products will not adhere to wet surfaces.
Fixing an EPDM roof is a simple process with a few easy steps to repairing damaged areas. Your roofing repair specialist will prepare the area, cut the patch to size, prime the area, install the patch and seal the edges.