Roof Systems [EPDM]
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths, and in varying thicknesses, 45, 60, & 90 mils. EPDM roof systems can be fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape. It offers outstanding elasticity which combats expansion and contraction, has a lightweight, versatile design, is easy to repair and environmentally friendly. EPDM is a single-ply roof membrane which has a life expectancy that can range from 10 to 30 years. EPDM roof systems have been an appealing choice in the commercial & industrial roofing industry for over 40 years.