EPDM roofing is made from a synthetic rubber material that is used on buildings with flat or low slopes. Commercial building owners that are considering new roofing options should be aware of all the benefits this material has to offer. Here’s a guide to help you learn more about this type of roofing and how it’s installed.
What You Need to Know About EPDM Roofing
What are the benefits of EPDM roofing?
EPDM roofing is known for its durability. It’s resistant to rain, hail, wind, UV rays, extreme temperatures, and even fire. It’s also available in multiple thickness levels to suit the exact strength and insulation needs of each specific building.
How is it installed?
Depending on the building and its existing roofing structure, this type of roof can be installed mechanically or fully adhered. Mechanical installations are attached to the roof in sections, while fully adhered installation involves spreading adhesive over the entire roof so that the material is attached along every part.
What types of structures can it be installed on?
EPDM roofing can fit over nearly any flat or low sloped roof. It can even go over existing roofs, although a new protective layer may need to be added. For a fully adhered installation, a wood or concrete base is necessary. For mechanical installation, a steel base can be used.
What conditions are necessary for installation?
Because of the adhesives used during installation, this type of roofing is usually installed in warm weather of at least 40 degrees. This allows the material to cure fully over the following two days. It’s best to avoid installing the material in the rain since moisture could seep into the roofing structure.
If you’re interested in having EPDM roofing installed, contact Fairbanks Roofing. Serving customers throughout the North Pole area and North Star Borough, AK, the licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractor has more than 35 years of industry experience. The team is equipped to work with both homeowners and commercial property owners, offering a wide array of materials and techniques, from asphalt shingles to metal roofing. The locally owned and operated company completes jobs year-round and understands the unique needs of Alaska homeowners and businesses. Visit the company’s website to see a full array of services. To request an estimate, call (907) 474-9402.