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Benefits Of Installing An EPDM Roof This Summer

June 22, 2022 | General   •   News
Benefits Of Installing An EPDM Roof This Summer

You may have landed on this post because you are looking for a new flat roofing system. You are going to want something that will last a long time and keep your roof in great shape not only in the summer but throughout the winter months also. There are many roofing solutions and materials available but we stand by our best when we suggest EPDM to be the perfect flat roofing solution for all roof types. 

Short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, EPDM offers many benefits to you and your property. When installed properly, either professionally or DIY style, EPDM has the potential to last up to 50 years. It's an effective way to protect both residential and commercial properties. 

Advantages of EPDM

  • It is long-lasting -  The materials that rubber roofing is made from means that it is far more durable than products such as felt roofing. EPDM is suitable for an array of roofing structures including sheds with sloping roofs, and even green roofs as it is great for bearing the extra weight of plants and greenery. EPDM is great for keeping any water or leaks out of your property for years to come.

  • It’s simple to install - EPDM has been expertly designed to allow DIY-ers at home to install easily if they wish to try their hand at doing it themselves. EPDM is exceptionally easy to install due to employing fewer seams than other types of roofing including modified bitumen. The lack of seams allows for not only an easier and faster installation, but there is less risk of forming bubbles, gaps and leaks. 

  • It’s lightweight and flexible - Flat roofs often fall victim to major footfall traffic, so it is important to have a durable roofing solution. During extreme weather conditions, anyone walking on a flat roof should take extra care not to puncture or cause other forms of damage from the footfall to the roof. With EPDM being a lightweight and flexible material, it doesn't place any extra stress on the surface of the building, especially under heavy weather. The flexibility of EPDM allows the material to be easily installed at any time of year, making it suitable for all climates. It fluctuates depending on the temperature.

  • It’s Energy Saving - EPDM can easily be applied with Polyisocyanurate insulation. These attributes make for energy-efficient roofing. When properly installed EPDM is great for keeping the heat out in the summer and the warmth in the winter, meaning no hearing is lost when needed the most. EPDM is available in varying thicknesses, depending on your climate and your own needs. 

  • EPDM is Eco-Friendly - If you are trying to be more eco-conscious and contribute to a greener environment, EPDM is the way to go. The sun will bounce off of the surface of the roof and helps reduce your building's energy consumption. Also compatible with rooftop gardens, EPDM aids in improving air quality and reduces the temperature within the building further. Also, when EPDM finally reaches the end of its life span, it can be recycled and used as a new roofing material.

  • It is Weather-Resistant - Homeowners know there is always a worry about how waterproof the material of your roof is, especially if you're dealing with an old roof that's beginning to deteriorate. This is where EPDM comes in and saves the day. Be it an old or new property, EPDM can help put your mind at ease as its resistant to external elements like the weather, as well as being water-resistant and stopping it from entering your property for years to come.

EPDM is an excellent product to choose for your flat roofing system, be it residential, commercial or industrial properties. It offers multiple benefits whilst also giving your property a protective layer at a budget-firendly price. Proper installation is needed to maximize its benefits. Make sure you consult a reliable roofing contractor who can install it correctly.

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