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EPDM (Rubber)

The EPDM Advantage

Durability, design versatility and installation ease are among the many reasons EPDM is one of the most popular roofs for both new and reroof low-slope industrial roofing applications. EPDM roofs have a proven track record for their performance and longevity in a variety of applications.

What is EPDM

The name EPDM is chemical abbreviations for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). In short, EPMD is similar to the rubber a car tire is made from. EPDM is tough, durable, waterproof and easy to repair if the membrane is punctured.

The Proper Building Types for EPDM

EPDM, is a single-ply rubber roofing membrane primarily used on low-slope industrial roofs. The thickness of the membrane can vary, but the most common thickness is forty-five mils (0.045") and sixty mils (0.060"). The color of the membrane can also vary, with the most common colors being black and white. EPDM roofing systems are noted for their durability, low maintenance, and relatively low cost. In addition, EPDM roofs have been around for over fifty years and have a proven track record.

Types of EPDM Applications

EPDM roofs are applied one of three ways: mechanically attached systems, fully adhered systems or ballasted systems. Each application has advantages and disadvantages, so everything must be considered carefully when considering a EPDM industrial roof.

Contact our team for more information on EPDM industrial roofs.