EPDM for Flat or Low Slope Commercial Roofing
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber roofing membrane has been a top choice of the flat and low-slope commercial roofing industry for more than 40 years and continues to be appealing for both commercial roof installation and replacement projects.
What is EPDM Roofing?
EPDM – ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, is a highly durable synthetic rubber membrane commonly used on low-slope commercial roofs. Ethylene and propylene are it’s two primary ingredients and come from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in black and white, and is available in widths of 7.5 feet to 50 feet, and in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 mils. EPDM can be attached with adhesive, mechanically attached, or ballasted. The seams of the roofing system are sealed with liquid adhesives or with a specially formulated tape.
Why EPDM Is the Top Roofing Alternative
Durable Roofing Material
The rubber roof maintains an exceptionally high superior durability and flexibility. EPDM roofs can expand and retract without ever cracking. This roofing material has the natural ability to reduce the roof temperature by up to 80 degrees when the outside temperature is scorching. If you desire to have a roof that can regulate temperature optimally, ask our experts about EPDM in white.
EPDM also has the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions such as strong winds, hail, snow, and ice.
EPDM Roofing Association says the characteristics that contribute to this superior overall system performance include:
- Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
- Proven hail resistance
- High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
- Thermal shock durability
- Ultraviolet radiation resistance
Beautiful Roofing System
The ability of EPDM roof to withstand diverse weather conditions and resist ozone deterioration makes it a favorite feature on many commercial properties in Dallas. It is available in several thicknesses, and its smooth aesthetic finish is appealing.
Plenty of EPDM Roofing Installation Options
If you choose EPDM, you have several installation options to choose from depending on your preferences. We can mechanically fasten it for you. Alternatively, it can be ballasted or fully adhered.
The wide membranes within these roofing systems mean increased efficiency when you are installing it. This quality also makes the material ideal for re-roofing and new roofing projects. We use ballasted EPDM roofs as the perfect alternative to cool roofing systems. The ballasting helps to provide a higher degree of membrane protection and reduce thermal mass.
Our EPDM Roofing Repair and Restoration Services
One of the attractive qualities of EPDM is its ability to easily be repaired or restored. after many years of use and prolonged exposure to the elements, repairs and modifications can be made and you can expect exceptional performance for the long-term.
Over time other roof systems may degrade and become brittle due to harmful UV exposure, but EPDM maintains its strength and pliability. EPDM allows for modifications by simply washing and preparing the surface of the membrane and applying the appropriate material necessary to make the repair.
Another unique quality about EPDM is it’s ability to be renewed. Aged or damaged EPDM roof systems are able to be restored to their original condition at the time of install without a huge cost or disruption to the daily business operation. In some instances when system enhancements are used the EPDM roof system is brought to a condition that exceeds the original installation quality.
KSI Commercial Roofing Dallas Is Your EPDM Roof Installer
KSI Commercial Roofing Dallas is a top leader in the roofing industry and has a solid reputation for offering reliable and useful commercial roofing solutions. Our team aims to exceed the expectations of our customers. We are committed to offering first-class service allowing us to remain as the go-to Dallas commercial roofers.
Call us now for a free quote. You are welcome to ask our friendly experts any questions you may have about EPDM roofing. We are happy to help.