Commercial EPDM Roofing

What Is EPDM Roofing?

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing is a rubber synthetic that seals your roof to protect it from the weather. It’s common to see EPDM roofs across commercial buildings. You may also see TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) as an alternative to EPDM. This type of roofing offers ease of installation, cost-effective pricing, and long lasting material.

How Much Does Commercial EPDM Roofing Cost?

Expect to pay between $5.50 and $9.50 per square foot to install EPDM membrane on a typical flat roof. The cost may be higher or lower depending on the tear-off and removal cost of the existing roof, insulation layers, and the number of penetrations on your flat roof.

What's The Difference Between EPDM, PVC, and TPO Roofing?

With so many choices available in the market today, does the color matter? The answer is yes. Your commercial roof’s color absolutely matters—and not just for aesthetic reasons. The material it’s constructed from makes a huge difference in its performance capabilities, and the color is closely related to the material when you’re talking about single-ply membrane roofing systems. So, what are the differences between the most popular types of single-ply materials for new installations and replacement applications?
EPDM - Typically black, and thermoplastic materials vs. TPO & PVC - which typically tend to be white.

How Long Will EPDM Roofing Last?

Even with only minimal attention, an EPDM roof can last 50 years or even longer. Beyond fatigue resistance and overall strength, EPDM is well known to be impact resistant. This means it presents a robust defense against threats like smaller-size hail and minor windblown debris from storms.
Additionally, when EPDM systems are designed correctly, they are wind resistant. In fact, EPDM is compliant with highly stringent building codes in hurricane-prone regions like Florida. If your building’s roof has sustained storm damage in the past, this fact may be a crucial consideration for you.

 

The Benefits Of Commercial EPDM Roofing

There are a number of benefits to choosing EPDM roofing for your commercial business. For flat roofs, EPDM is one of the most popular material choices because it is the best on the market. EPDM's rubber-like material performs very well in extreme seasonal weather changes because EPDM does not change shape at the influence of heating or cooling. It remains quite flexible whether it’s 2 degrees outside in February or 92 degrees in July thanks to its thermoset nature.
Like all single-ply roofing, EPDM comes in sheet rolls, which means it installs relatively quickly. It is adhered with appropriate high-strength tapes or adhesives, and once the system is in place, it creates a strong, highly waterproof barrier between Mother Nature’s harshest elements and your building’s interior. Here are the benefits of EPDM roofing:

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Do you have damage to other outdoor fixtures such as soft metals, air conditioning units, gutters, coping caps and/or counter flashings or HVAC units?

Do you notice torn or missing roof material?

Do you have damage due to age? This might include: visible separation of field sheets, granule loss exposing underlying roofing ply sheets, loose welds, separation of laps, or loss of adhesion.

Do you see coffee stains in your ceilings or have leaks when it rains?

Are you noticing puddles or standing water on your roof?

Are you noticing debris piling up or preventing water from engaging the drainage system?

Do you notice blistering or cracking of the roofs surface?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to book your free inspection! You can call us directly at 303-619-7640 or you can: