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EPDM Rubber Single Ply Roofing

The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. We provide installation and maintenance of EPDM, TPO, modified bitumen, and PVC roofing systems for businesses. Trust Roofed Right America for the highest quality flat roof systems.

RR put a new flat roof on my Masonic Lodge and I was tasked with the project. After calling 6 MAJOR COMMERCIAL COMPANIES in Milwaukee, i.e FJA, LANGER etc., RR was the ONLY company who cared enough to even call us back. I was very comfortable with Chris Wichers who was with us from the start of the project to the very end. Foreman Ricky was awesome too as he sent pics of the damage under the roof, and they fixed UNFORESEEN DAMAGE instead of just covering it up and moving on like some companies. Price was about the same as one other contractor who bid our job. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY-ask for Chris Wichers.

-Jeff Thiele

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Roofing

EPDM has gained industry-wide acceptance and respect by providing immediate and long-term roofing solutions. Please note this is a commercial roofing product, designed to be used in non-residential roof systems.

EPDM rubber roofing continues to be one of the most popular flat roof systems:

  • The #1 roofing choice of architects, roof consultants, and contractors due to its upfront cost-effective nature
  • Over 1 billion square feet of new roof coverings in the United States annually
  • More than 500,000 warranted roof installations on 20 billion-plus square feet

Flat Roof Maintenance

Maintaining an EPDM rubber roof can extend the service life of the membrane. Forty years of experience in field applications with continued maintenance have shown EPDM to have a long service life.

Characteristics of EPDM's overall performance include:

    • Proven hail resistance
    • Flexibility in low temperatures
    • Thermal shock durability

Flat Roof Waterproofing Services

Maintaining roofing systems is crucial to preventing moisture penetration which can cost thousands of dollars in damage to your business. We provide dependable EPDM flat roof waterproofing services to keep your roofing system in top condition all year. Roofed Right also installs waterproof roofs for modified bitumen, TPO, and PVC roofing systems.

Our team successfully maintains many EPDM roof systems by increasing waterproofing capabilities.

Contact Roofed Right America for further information regarding an EPDM roofing system


Benefits of EPDM Roofing

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofing is a popular choice for commercial and industrial buildings for several reasons:

  • Durability: EPDM roofs are known for their long-lasting performance and resistance to weathering, UV radiation and extreme temperatures. This can help to extend the life of the roof and minimize the need for repairs.
  • Watertight: EPDM roofs are highly resistant to water, which helps to prevent leaks and minimize damage to the building. This can also help to reduce the risk of mold growth and other water-related problems.
  • Flexibility: EPDM roofs have a high degree of flexibility, which helps to absorb the impact of foot traffic and other heavy loads. This can extend the life of the roof and reduce the need for repairs.
  • Environmentally friendly: EPDM roofs are made from a renewable resource and they are also recyclable at the end of their life. This makes them a more environmentally friendly choice compared to other roofing materials.
  • Easy to install: EPDM roofs are relatively easy to install and they can be rolled out in a single piece, which helps to minimize the number of seams and potential leak points. This can also reduce the time and cost of installation.
  • Lightweight: EPDM roofs are lightweight, which can help to reduce the load on the building's structure and minimize the need for additional support. This can also make them easier to transport and handle during installation.
  • Cost-effective: EPDM roofs are relatively inexpensive compared to some other roofing materials, especially over the long term due to their low maintenance requirements.
  • Fire Resistant: EPDM roofs have a Class C fire rating, which makes them a safe choice for buildings with a moderate risk of fire. This can also help to minimize damage in the event of a fire and potentially lower insurance costs.
  • Noiseless: EPDM roofs are known for being relatively noiseless during rain, hail and other weather events. This can help to reduce noise pollution inside the building and create a more comfortable environment for occupants.
  • Versatile: EPDM roofs can be used on a variety of roofing types and slopes, making them a versatile choice for many different building styles.


How to Maintain EPDM Roofing

EPDM roofing is a durable and long-lasting roofing material, but it still needs regular maintenance to maximize its longevity. Here are some tips for EPDM roof maintenance:

  • Inspect the roof regularly: Regular roof inspections can help identify any issues early on and prevent them from becoming more serious problems. Inspect the roof at least twice a year and after severe weather events such as storms or high winds.
  • Clean the roof: Dirt and debris can accumulate on an EPDM roof and cause damage to the surface. Regular cleaning can help prevent this. You can use a soft-bristled broom or a roof cleaning solution specifically designed for EPDM roofs.
  • Repair punctures and tears: Small punctures and tears can be repaired using an EPDM repair kit, which includes a patch and adhesive. Larger damage may require professional repair.
  • Check and repair seams: The seams of an EPDM roof can be a weak point and it's important to check them regularly for any signs of splitting or separation. If you find any issues, they should be repaired immediately.




What is EPDM roofing?

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofing is a type of flat roofing system made from a single-ply rubber membrane material. It is known for its durability, flexibility and resistance to UV radiation, ozone and extreme temperatures.

How long does an EPDM roof last?

The lifespan of an EPDM roof can vary depending on factors such as installation quality, maintenance and environmental conditions. On average, a properly installed EPDM roof can last 15-25 years.

How much does it cost to install an EPDM roof?

The cost of installing an EPDM roof can vary depending on the size of the roof, the complexity of the installation and the location. On average, an EPDM roof can cost anywhere from $4 to $10 per square foot, including materials and labor.

What is used as a base for EPDM roofing?

EPDM roofing should be installed over a base of clean, sanded plywood or OSB board if placed on top of an existing roof, which serves as a protective barrier for the membrane. In the case of direct application to roof decking, adding insulation is recommended to prevent moisture-related issues.

What are the benefits of EPDM roofing?

EPDM roofing is durable, flexible and resistant to UV radiation, ozone and extreme temperatures. EPDM roofs are also known for their ease of installation, making them a popular choice for flat roofing.
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