EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber)
About EPDM Commercial Roofing Membranes
EPDM is a flexible roofing system to cover almost any commercial roof type. This highly versatile roofing membrane is also designed for high levels of protection.
You can expect to find EPDM on the top of warehouses, hospitals, and schools across the country in various climates.
EPDM membrane sheets (available in black or white) are, on average, larger than the TPO or PVC providing larger coverage and fewer seems across the flat rooftop.
White is often used to deflect UV rays and the sun's heat. Black EPDM is effectively used for retaining heat for dealing with colder climates and preventing ice damming on the roof.
Less expensive and with a long history, the EPDM commercial roofing system is one building owners can trust for 10-15 years.
Benefits of Black
Black roofing materials, such as EPDM, are popular in colder climates where snow and ice are prevalent.
Because dark color helps to absorb heat from the sun, dark EPDM roofs can aid in melting snow and ice on the roof surface. Additionally, black roofing materials tend to retain heat more effectively than lighter colors, which can help to keep the interior of the building warmer during colder months.
While some people may prefer lighter colors for aesthetic or visual reasons, the practical benefits of black roofing materials cannot be overlooked, particularly in colder climates where snow and ice pose a significant challenge.
The Best EPDM Commercial Product For Your Building's Roofing Needs
When working with Professional Technology Roofing, we provide landlords and building managers the choice of which materials and brands they prefer to install on their buildings. This allows us to pick what's best based on our collective needs and requirements to accomplish the project's goals.
In most cases, we'll recommend going with Holcim Elevate (formerly Firestone) materials, but on certain types of tear-offs, the Versico EPDM is a better choice. In rare cases, we'll go with GAF based on the specific request of the customer.