What to know about EPDM Rubber Roofing

Posted on October 6, 2014 · Posted in EPDM/ Rubber Roofing

For homes and businesses that rely on flat or low-slope roofs, traditional or common roofing materials such as shingles and metal are normally not the best option. Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM, rubber roofing is a more practical solution to ensuring that your building stays leak free during the upcoming winter and inclement weather.

EPDM rubber roofing is a single-ply membrane that lays flat across the roof’s surface. Unlike shingles, which can allow water to sit on low-pitch or flat roofs, causing leaks or damage, rubber-based roofing prevents water from seeping through the surface.

The EPDM rubber sheets come in rolls from five feet up to 50 feet wide. Because covering a roof requires multiple sheets, there are seams in an EPDM rubber roof. These seams are primed and an inseam tape is installed to make them watertight.

An EPDM roof can last from 15, all the way up to 30 years. Part of this longevity is due to the fact that rubber roofing is strong and flexible and can expand or shrink with the roof as the outdoor temperature changes, unlike shingles, which can split, crack or loosen as a roof expands.

Horch Roofing recommends EPDM rubber application below a 3/12 pitch. By installing EPDM rubber roofing you won’t have to worry about leaks or damages to your low pitch roof again.

If you’re looking to add rubber roofing to your home or business, give us a call at (207) 273-1111. Since 2003, Horch Roofing has proudly served the communities of mid-coast Maine from their office in Warren, ME. You can also visit our office at 2414 Camden Rd, Warren, ME 04864