3 Things You Need to Know about EPDM Roofing

Posted on July 10, 2019 · Posted in EPDM/ Rubber Roofing

Homes and businesses with a low-slope roof or those that have a flat roof may benefit the use of EPDM rubber roofing.

This type of roofing is both practical and highly durable, creating a leak-free surface to protect your structure – no matter the weather conditions. If your roofing structure isn’t performing well under traditional materials, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM, may be the right choice. There are three key things to know about this type of roofing material before you decide on it.

#1: It’s Highly Durable and Weather Resistant

EPDM roofing is an ideal choice for difficult weather conditions. It can easily handle the rain, freezing weather, and the wind. This roof is made up of a rubber material that’s applied in rolls. There are no individual shingles attached with this type of roof, which is why it can withstand significant weather events. The rubber itself is flexible, allowing it to expand or shrink to accommodate temperature changes.

#2: It’s Easy to Maintain

Another key benefit of EPDM is that it is easy to maintain and install. Because it is rolled into place it is a very easy installation process. It can also be repaired easily if there is damage to it over time. When the time comes to upgrade it or replace it, the process is faster and involves fewer steps, ensuring you don’t overpay for labor throughout the lifetime of this product.

#3: It’s Ideal for Some Roofs

As a single-ply membrane, this roofing material lays flat against the surface of the roof. This is why it works so well for low-slope and flat roofs. Because the sheets of rubber are seamed together making one continuous sheet, water and ice cannot penetrate into your home or building. This product is applied in wide sheets of up to 50 feet in length, making it ideal for proper drainage and easy maintenance even on tricky roofs.

Is EPDM Roofing Right for Your Project?

If you’re unsure what type of roofing is best for your home or business, allow our team at Horch Roofing to help you. Horch Roofing is Midcoast Maine’s largest and most experienced roofing contractor. We provide metal roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM rubber roofing, and seamless gutters for both residential and commercial roofing projects. We also offer free roof estimates or job estimates. Horch Roofing has been roofing homes on the coast of Maine since 2003. We serve the communities of coastal Maine from our headquarters in Warren. You can call us at (207) 273-1111, visit us at 2414 Camden Road, or contact us online.