What are the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing?
Not all roofing systems have proven sustainable for more than four decades. EPDM rubber is an exceptionally strong and resilient roofing system that can last 20-30 years or longer when installed and maintained correctly… and is among the best choices in commercial roofing for affordability and energy savings. EPDM rubber roofs are also great candidates for a coating system in the future, which would afford the building owner tremendous future cost savings.
EPDM rubber roofing comes in traditional black or highly reflective white. It resists thermal shock and hail damage, remains flexible / will not shatter in frigid temperatures, and is superior in its ability to withstand UV damage. EPDM rubber also accommodates structural movement without membrane stress and does not deteriorate.
EPDM rubber roofs withstand the effects of UV rays, rain, and freezing temperatures, and roof life can be maximized through periodic inspections and regular maintenance. Larger repairs to EPDM rubber roofs, such as reattaching loose sections of membrane, restoring displaced ballast, re-seaming delaminated joints and repairing penetrations and flashings and can all extend the useful life of an EPDM rubber roof.
The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) recently inspected a number of 30-year-old EPDM rubber roofs and found that the membranes still exhibited high tensile strength, and “like new” performance. The key to this success, of course, lies in professional installation by qualified experts. At Pride Exteriors Corp, we offer many roof options, and over the years, we have successfully installed hundreds of thousands of square feet of EPDM rubber across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.