If your commercial, industrial or residential building has a low-sloped roof, Brincks Exteriors can use EPDMroofing. EPDM roofing is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane. It has two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene which are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM roofing is available in black and white.
The EPDM membrane is a vulcanized/thermoset membrane that is fully cured in the manufacturing process prior to shipment and delivery to a job site. As this EPDM membrane ages, it will not leech or emit hazardous chemicals. Unlike non-vulcanized elastomers, the EPDM membrane’s physical properties will remain stable and not begin to cure once it is exposed to moisture and heat. This makes repairs much easier.
Advantages for using EPDM Roofing
Why EPDM Roofing?
- Superior resistance to UV rays
- Unmatched resistance to thermal shock
- Superior resistance to cyclic fatigue
- Superior resistance to hail damage
- Will not become brittle and will not shatter due to low temperature flexibility
Structural deflection and improper drain placement can result in low areas of the roof to collect water and pond over time. That is why one of the most important aspect of EPDM roofing is that it is moisture resistant. EPDM has excellent moisture absorption. This makes it more tolerable to entrapped moisture than most roofing membranes.
EPDM membrane is manufactured in a variety of thickness. The thickness runs anywhere from .045″ to .090″ thick and is available as a non-reinforced or reinforced sheet. Reinforced membrane contains an internal fabric that encapsulates within the EPDM membrane sheet.
EPDM roofing does not shatter when exposed to extremely cold temperature and remains flexible under severe thermal shock such as in the dessert or where daytime temperatures are extremely hot and evenings are extremely cold.
EPDM roofing can be exposed to UV rays for years and not show any evidence of cracking or crazing. As a result, this type of roofing can last for many years since it is UV resistant.