EPDM is one of the most economical choices in single-ply membranes. It is made of synthetic rubber and its typical carbon black color can serve to transform UV rays into heat. If you live in a particularly cold environment, the material can even help to melt small amounts of snow.
EPDM features material that can be extremely puncture resistant and can withstand extreme weather, ozone, and temperature.
Benefits of an EPDM Roof
EPDM roofing membranes are incredibly environmentally friendly. Developed as an option to stray away from traditional petroleum-based roofing, EPDM roofing commonly utilizes recycled products, and can, itself, be recycled at the end of its usable life as a roofing material.
EPDM roofing is one of the most efficient roofing products on the market today. Most manufacturers guarantee the durability of EPDM roofing up to 20 years – that can be doubled with regular maintenance and sealing.
EPDM is incredibly resilient. While it’s flexible enough to fit around pipes, skylights and gutters, it won’t crack from extreme moisture and dryness. In addition, EPDM roof types have breathability without being permeable.