Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM, is an exceptionally strong and durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is commonly used on low-slope buildings throughout the United States. This rubber roofing membrane has been in use for over 40 years, and it has been known to last for 30 years or longer when it is properly installed and maintained. HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration offers roofing systems from GenFlex that feature four single-ply EPDM membranes.
Benefits of EPDM
EPDM is one of the best roofing options in terms of affordability and durability. As we said before, an EPDM membrane can last for 30 years or longer when it is installed and maintained correctly. It is highly weather-resistant, meaning that it can absorb the impact from hailstones during a severe storm while being flexible enough not to crack under freezing temperatures. This flexibility also allows your roof to accommodate structural movement, which will come in handy as your building settles.
EPDM membranes are also ideal for practically any climate. Not only are they unmatched in their ability to withstand damage from UV radiation, but they can keep a building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Light-colored EPDM reflects sunlight and heat in warmer weather, while black EPDM absorbs heat and makes it easier to keep a facility warm in the winter. In both cases, you’ll be spending less money and energy to keep a building at a comfortable temperature, making EPDM one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient roofing solutions available.
An EPDM roof will also require much less maintenance than other roofing systems. While many other roofing membranes require regular maintenance from damage from UV radiation or cracking due to extreme temperatures, an EPDM membrane can last for years before it needs that kind of maintenance. When that time does come, it is easy to add penetrations to strengthen the membrane and repair any cracks or tears that may be present.
Even though EPDM has been used for over 40 years on low-slope roofs throughout the United States, it remains one of the most reliable roofing solutions available. HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration offers a wide range of EPDM roofing solutions from GenFlex, almost all of which are ideal for businesses in Colorado. These are truly some versatile roofing membranes, so contact us today to learn more about which ones might be best for your business.