EPDM is a durable, waterproof, and synthetic rubber roofing material. EPDM is great for use on commercial and residential buildings that have roofs with low slopes. “EPDM” stands for “ethylene propylene diene monomer”, which is the chemical name of EPDM rubber. There are 3 different types of EPDM roofing. Of those, Standard EPDM roofing accounts for about 30% of all commercial roofing materials and is the most popular choice for industrial use.
“EPDM roofing” refers to a single-ply roof system whereby sheets of EPDM rubber are joined to make a waterproof roof membrane. EPDM is currently the only material that qualifies as rubber that is used to construct full roof systems; hence an EPDM roof is also called a rubber roof. The professional roofers of Belvedere Roofing Ltd are servicing EPDM roofing in Edmonton and the surrounding area. For a free estimate, call us at 780-466-2118 or fill out our online form.
EPDM is one of the best choices for a flat or low-slope roof. It has numerous advantages:
Fastest to install
Least expensive to install
Least expensive to repair
Resistant to high winds
EPDM has minimal environmental impact during manufacturing and installation. EPDM is UV resistant and has flexibility well past -60°C, making it an excellent choice for the Canadian climate. EPDM is tough enough to withstand severe temperature fluctuations from Canadian weather and accommodate building movements that reduce the chances of cracks or splits. EPDM roofing's long-lasting performance usually comes with a guarantee of at least 20 years, but it also can last as long as 30 years.
How many types of EPDM are there?
Most EPDM roofing manufacturers offer three different types of EPDM roofing: standard, fleece-backed, and reinforced, which are also available in a variety of thicknesses.
Which is better: EPDM or TPO?
It depends on your situation. EPDM is usually the longer-lasting material of the two, but TPO is designed to provide better energy efficiency, especially in warmer climates, since it reflects sunlight better.