- More commonly known as the “rubber roof” EPDM is an extremely durable thermoset, synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings.
- Its has two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, which are derived from oil and natural gas and is available in black or white and comes in a wide range of widths, ranging from 7.5 feet to fifty feet, and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils.
- EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
- EPDM provides good resistance to corrosive chemicals, diluted mineral acids and vegetable oils.
- A properly installed and maintained EPDM roofing system can last up to 30 years as it is resistant to the sun’s UV and ultraviolet rays.
- EPDM rubber reflects heat and helps cut cooling costs in summer and acts as an insulator during the colder months, to help reduce heating costs.
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