DK Mason Roofing has got you covered when dealing with a damaged flat roof and seeking reliable solutions. But what materials should you consider for your low-slope roof? Like any roofing system, there are various advantages and disadvantages specific to each option. In this section, we’ll delve into EPDM roofing, shedding light on its nature and exploring its pros and cons to help you make informed decisions.
Exploring EPDM Roofing: Making Informed Decisions for Your Low Slope Roof
We specialize in repair and installation solutions for flat roofs on commercial and residential buildings. Let’s explore the advantages of this kind of membrane, called rubber roofing, including cost-effectiveness, durability, longevity, and easy installation.
What is rubber roofing?
EPDM, short for ethylene propylene diene monomer, is a highly durable synthetic rubber membrane commonly known as a ‘rubber roof.’ It is widely used for low-slope commercial buildings. It can be found on residential structures like carports and patio roofs. Rubber roof membranes come in black or ‘white’ variants, with the ‘white’ version featuring an additional reflective layer. It is available in various widths ranging and thicknesses.
Affordable, Efficient Installation: Compared to TPO and PVC, EPDM is the most cost-effective option, partly because the large sheets enable quick and easy installation by covering more area more quickly than placing asphalt shingles.
Cost-Effective Repairs: Wide and long membrane rolls result in fewer seams, minimizing the chances of leaks compared to asphalt shingles or metal sheets.
Exceptional Durability: When professionally installed and designed, a rubber roof system offers unparalleled performance and longevity, often exceeding 30 years.
Lightweight: Weighing only half a pound per square foot, it is significantly lighter than asphalt shingles.
Energy Efficient: EPDM offers energy reduction all year long. Black membranes absorb heat in winter, while white reflects sunlight, reducing cooling costs in warmer months.
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