Why we recommend EPDM for Flat Roof applications

Posted on October 4, 2018 · Posted in Single Ply Rubber Roofing

If your home or business has a flat or low-slope roof, traditional roofing materials like shingles and metal are not a good option. Instead, Horch Roofing recommends EPDM Rubber Roofing. EPDM, which stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a rubber-based, single-ply, leak-free membrane that allows snow and water to sit on your roof without seeping through the surface.

In addition to being the most practical material for the job, EPDM comes with a number of additional benefits.

EPDM is durable and long-lasting

EPDM rubber roofing is a flexible material, which means it can withstand potential damage from hail, falling branches, and ice better than most other materials. Each five to 20-foot sheet is rolled out onto the roof with the seams primed and covered with inseam tape to ensure that the roof is watertight. In addition to a high tolerance for impact due to its flexibility, EPDM rubber roofing is also able to expand and contract in hot and cool temperatures; a feature that other roofing materials lack, eventually wearing over time. Thanks to its ability to stand tough in all conditions, EPDM rubber roofing’s expected lifespan is 15-30 years.

Easy to install, repair, replace, and upgrade

EPDM rubber roofing goes on quickly and easily; reducing downtime for your home or business. Since the rubber material is rolled out in sheets and seamed together, replacing the roof or repairing a section of the material that has been damaged is easy to do. If you’re planning an upgrade to your home, such as a skylight, penetrations can be made to EPDM while still maintaining a long-lasting, watertight seal.

EPDM is trusted and commonly used by schools, municipalities, large stores, warehouses, airports, and other facilities that require a flat roof application. Learn more about EPDM roofing from Horch Roofing, Midcoast Maine’s largest and most experienced roofing contractor.

Horch Roofing is Midcoast Maine’s largest and most experienced roofing contractors. 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 proudly serves the communities of Central and Midcoast Maine from our office in Warren, ME. You can call us at (207) 273-1111, visit us at 2414 Camden Rd, Warren, ME 04864 or contact us online.