What is EPDM?

Posted on August 7, 2019 · Posted in EPDM/ Rubber Roofing

Many property owners do not know much about EPDM roofing and the ways it can benefit their property.

It’s an option that can work well for both residential and commercial applications. Take a closer look at the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing.

What Is EPDM Roof Coating or EPDM Membrane?

The EPDM acronym means Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. It’s a type of roofing product that’s growing in popularity for several reasons.

Specifically, this is a rubber roofing material that comes in wide sheets that are up to 50 feet long. The material is a single-ply membrane that lays flat against the surface of the roof. EPDM is significantly different from shingles, which are applied one-by-one to the roof. Because EPDM roofing is applied in rolls and then seamed together, it can tolerate our extreme, Midcoast Maine weather conditions, and because those seams are taped, the material on your roof is completely watertight.

Who Is EPDM Right for You?

This type of roof application is most practical on structures that have a flat roof or a low-slope or low-pitch design. Here, gravity doesn’t necessarily pull water down enough, which can lead to an increased risk of it pooling. The EPDM material is designed to provide a high level of protection.

What Are the Benefits of an EPDM Application?

This type of material does offer a number of benefits when compared to other roofing options. The EPDM rubber can last from 15 to 30 years, depending on the product itself and the quality of the installation. It’s a strong, flexible surface that is able to expand and contract with weather conditions. This helps minimize the risk of damage to the structure. It also does not require much maintenance and the ease of installation, repair and replacement cut down on the overall cost of this high-quality, reliable solution for many property owners. Every roofing situation is different, however, so it is important to have a trusted professional from our team come to your home to provide you with an inspection and quote.

What’s the Right Solution for Your Roof?

Let Horch Roofing go to work with you to find out if EPDM roofing is the best option for you. When it comes to EPDM roofing, Maine property owners can count on us to provide outstanding solutions for any roofing situation.

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.