Why should you consider EPDM rubber for your roof?

EPDM, or Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer, is a high-density rubber membrane which is impermeable to water and offers a wide range of benefits which makes it the preferred choice for flat roofing. Let us look at the reasons why you should consider EPDM rubber for your roof.

Exceptional Lifespan

The first reason you should consider EPDM rubber roofing is the exceptional lifespan of the product. Our EPDM membranes come with long warranties of 20 years for 1.2mm membrane and 30 years for 1.5mm membrane, which are the best warranties in the market. However, we are pleased to inform our customers that the membranes can easily last 50 years with the right installation and maintenance. The membrane can withstand extreme weather. It can expand and contract according to the temperature, thus resisting wear and tear due to weather conditions.

Long term financial gain

The second reason is the long-term financial gain. It might seem expensive at first, because the EPDM rubber roof is higher in cost than a traditional three-ply modified bitumen roof. But in the long run, EPDM rubber gives higher return as it lasts much longer and does not require major repairs. You can check the cost of materials for your roof using our all inclusive and completely free roof calculator.

Ease of Installation

DIY roofing enthusiasts can rejoice as EPDM rubber roofing is very easy to install and can be done by non-professionals. The rubber rolls come in width as big as 50 feet, thus able to cover most roofs in a single sheet of membrane (Fewer joins means less chance of leaks!). EPDM rubber is also cold applied with the help of primers and adhesives, so no heat is required, eliminating the chance of a major accident. Even small damages to the roof in the future can be easily repaired with our EPDM repair kit.

Smooth Finish  

Looks of the finished roof is another reason to opt for EPDM rubber roof. The EPDM rubber offers a smooth and level finish, which remains the same for years. The rubber does not erode, lose elasticity or flexibility for decades, making it one of the most sought-after roofing solutions. This also reduces the build-up of vegetation on your roof making it easier to maintain over the long life of your rubber roof.

Environment Friendly

EPDM is the best choice for the environment as well. It does not leech dangerous oils or Phalates when rainwater runs down the roof, unlike other roofing systems. EPDM remains unaffected by water and vice versa. Thus, any rainwater that gets in contact with EPDM is still perfectly usable and when it goes into the soil, does not make it poisonous. This is also the reason why EPDM is a great pond liner material, as it does not affect the quality of water for the aqua life.