EPDM is a great Commercial Roofing System option:
EPDM Rubber roofing, (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer), is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane. It is generally associated with commercial buildings that have low slopes. It is available in black or white and is hailed for aiding in energy efficiency by either reflecting or deflecting light and heat.
EPDM is offered in a range of widths. Sheets of 7-1/2 to 12 ft are standard. Depending on the size of your building, and excluding side seams, it is possible to have a seamless application. The sheets are available in only three thicknesses, 45,60 or 90 mils. Consulting your contractor is advisable when determining which thickness will suit your project. Most large companies use 60 mils. We prefer to install nothing less than a 60 mil membrane.
EPDM Rubber Roofing Maintenance
EPDM rubber roofs can be installed by mechanical means, ballasted or fully adhered. Seams are generally sealed with tape or liquid adhesives. The complete lack or minimization of multiple seams makes EPDM roofs virtually impenetrable. EPDM is hail, wind, ozone, and fire resistant. It is also flexible in low temperatures and has impressive thermal shock durability.
A properly installed EPDM rubber roof will last up to 25 years. EPDM rubber roof maintenance is lowered by the streamline and durable nature of the materials. The minimized need for repair and upkeep makes EPDM roofing an excellent choice for businesses.
EPDM Rubber Roofing is Cost Effective and Reliable
EPDM rubber roofing generally costs between three and five dollars per square foot for materials and installation (depending on your local insulation requirements and if the roof needs to tear off vs laid over—depends on existing layers and city codes). The simplicity of design excels with this roofing choice. If you are considering installation of an EPDM rubber roof for your commercial space, one of our roofing consultants will be happy to assist you in picking the proper width, thickness and installation type your building will need.
United Construction Solutions LLC can handle any size project as we are well acquainted with EPDM rubber roofing, whether fully adhered or a ballast system. We also know other single ply membranes such as TPO or PVC. Or if you’re interested in modified bitumen self-adhered systems, you’ve come to the right place.
We can install your EPDM roof as new construction or as a replacement installation. Our certified installers are qualified to do the job.
EPDM Roofing Systems Facts St. Louis Missouri
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a dimensionally stable membrane that can withstand and resist almost any type of nature-born stress. This single-ply roof membrane, also commonly referred to as a rubber roof system, utilizes carbon black as its molecular backbone which enables it to take on characteristics such as the ability to expand up to 300% yet retain 100% structural memory. EPDM has an excellent weathering resistance and serves as a superb roof over the application.
EPDM Roof systems are typically installed in one of three methods:
- Mechanically attached- In this application, the roof membrane is affixed to the structural deck utilizing mechanical anchors.
- Fully adhered- This system is applied by bonding the membrane directly to the affixed insulation board or other roofing membrane substrate.
- Ballasted- Using large sheets and 10-12 pounds of rock ballast per square foot to hold the membrane in place, this process requires a structural engineer’s approval.
Despite its considerable technical and lifespan advantages, EPDM compares very well to traditional materials and is comparable in price. Call United Construction Solutions LLC today for a free consultation regarding your EPDM application.