EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Terpolymer)
What is EPDM?
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is used worldwide. EPDM is available in both black and white and is sold in a variety of widths and thicknesses. Its superior durability and cost-effectiveness are part of what makes EPDM one of the most popular flat roof systems installed in the U.S. today.
Benefits of EPDM
The ultimate weather protector.
EPDM rubber roofing has the roofing industry’s longest average service life of approximately 25-30 years. It is lightweight and flexible and can be used for flat, low and steep slope roofs - an ideal roof over application. The membranes have a high resistance to wind, hail, UV radiation, thermal shock and extreme temperatures, making it an extremely durable roof that will keep your roof watertight for years to come.
There are three ways to install an EPDM rubber roof: adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted. Each installation method has its own benefits and uses. A fully adhered system means that the roof is being glued to the surface beneath it. This is both the most time-consuming installation and the longest lasting of the EPDM systems. The most common EPDM system is mechanically attached, which has fasteners that are screwed into the deck through the insulation. Ballasted systems are loose-laid over the insulation and held in place by smooth, river-washed stoned or concrete pavers.
Check Out This EPDM Project
A manufacturing facility in Milian, MI had a thirty-year-old roof that was at the end of its useful life. The roof replacement needed to be completed fast due to Michigan's winter temperatures. CentiMark switched the bonding adhesive to Cav-Grip to ensure there wouldn't be any delays due to inclement weather. Additionally, the facility could not afford any downtime so interior projection was installed to prevent any interference with the facility's operations schedule. Overall the CentiMark crew worked fast and communicated well to complete this successful project.
Before: EPDM roof
After: 60-mil EPDM Fully Adhered
Square Footage: 60,252
Why choose CentiMark as your EPDM contractor?
Workmanship is more important to a good roof system than the materials themselves. Our mission is to keep our customers' buildings watertight, protect their properties and employees, all in concert with regular business operations. From inspection and installation to repairs and maintenance, we focus on workmanship and attention to detail, providing you a peace of mind with our Single Source Warranty that is backed by a multi-million dollar provision. Our dedicated service and production crews attend mandatory safety and installation training on a regular basis. This means your projects are OSHA compliant and completed by experienced, specialized experts every time.
Fast Fact: EPDM roofs are a very popular option. In fact, they account for 35% of the total roofing market in North America!