EPDM is the most popular and commonly used material for commercial roof replacement and new installation. It’s a reliable and sturdy material for low-slope roofs and so ubiquitous that even residential homeowners use them for contemporary and ultra-modern homes.
In this post, Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. highlights the key features of EPDM roofs and the benefits of installing them.
This roofing system is made from synthetic rubber. Unlike its contemporaries, it’s made with ethylene, propylene and diene–hence its name. This gives the membrane improved weather resistance and imparts higher tolerance to heat and moisture. What separates this commercial roofing system from the rest is its increased service life, with an average life span of 30 to 50 years.
A Durable Roof
Membrane roofs often have lower durability than roofs with wood, metal or tile shingles. EPDM is an exception as its natural elasticity and flexibility make it less likely to crack. This roof only requires regular cleaning and timely roofing repair to stay in good condition throughout the year.
The stability and durability of EPDM allow it to handle roof additions quite well. Most membranes start to falter as soon as equipment or additional structures are installed on it. This is not the case with EPDM roofs.
Finally, this roofing membrane doesn’t require any special equipment to install. Installation is easy and straightforward, although we still recommend working with a local roofing contractor like us to do the installation for you. A roof is only as good as how well it was installed, after all.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. will make sure your new EPDM roof is properly installed. Call us at (401) 262-0665 to learn more about our services. We offer commercial roof replacement in Westerly, RI.