Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is one of the most popular materials for both new and reroof low-slope roofing applications.
EPDM is a heavy rubber roofing membrane that is mechanically fastened to the roof’s decking with treated roofing screws and galvanized roofing plates. EPDM arrives in 20’x100′ rolls. Because of the 20′ width, fewer laps are needed, thus allowing for a shorter install time. For example, a 20′ x 60′ building with EPDM roofing material would only require 2 field laps because of it’s wide widths, it allows for fewer seams and increases installation efficiency. EPDM can also be easily cut down to fit smaller buildings as well.
EPDM roofs can typically have a lifespan of 15-20 years depending upon the application type. EPDM is easily installed and can be applied in two ways, mechanically sealed or fully adhered.
Offering design versatility, durability, and installation ease, EPDM roofing systems are based on a synthetic rubber compound that provides outstanding weather protection in any environment.
EPDM has gained industry-wide acceptance by providing immediate and long-term roofing solutions. EPDM continues to be the roofing material that stands the test of time.