The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofing material is one of the most popular choice of roofing material for those who are thinking of getting a flat roof for their house. This material has been in the market for more than 40 years now and it is the most commonly used roofing material for flat roofs as well as low sloping roofs. In addition, the EPDM is ideal for both commercial as well as residential properties. The great thing about EDPM is that it is very durable as compared with other types of residential roofing materials that are commonly used for flat and low slope roofs.
EPDM in Rubber Roofing
The EPDM roofing comes in rolls and the other side of the material has factory applied adhesives. The adhesive tape is often applied on the primed overlap and then rolled slowly with a little bit of force. The result would be a robust and flawlessly straight roof. Although this type of residential roofing material used to be initially applied indoors, it has now become very popular for outdoor uses. Compared with other flat and low slope roofing materials, the EDPM rubber roofing is more flexible and shows very high resistance against all types of elements including physical stress. Typically, the EDPM used to be only available in the shades of black and white, but additional colors are now available from other manufacturers.
Benefits of Using EPDM Rubber in Roofing
There are absolutely lots of benefits that one can get in using the EDPM such as the following:
It is made of rubber membranes that are very flexible in nature and has a lifespan of up to fifty years.
It is among the few roofing materials that is extremely resistant to infrared light as well as the Ultraviolet rays, thus, you will no longer need additional protection if you use EPDM for your roof.
It is highly resistant to heat, cold, ozone and ageing.
Understanding EPDM rubber
Every time the weather temperature increases or decreases, the roofing material will move a bit, especially those that are used for slate roofing . But with the EPDM rubber roofing, this is not going to be an issue. However, EPDM is made in such a way that it would stretch out for up to three times its normal length, making it the ideal solution for any kind of building. Furthermore, the EPDM is flexible enough to be installed on gutters, pipes, as well as skylights. It will not crack so easily as a result of severe moisture and dryness as it allows vapors and heat to get out of the building without letting the water or heat in.