EPDM: Rubber Roofing for Year-Round Flat Roof Protection
A leaky roof can bring a business’ operations to a screaming halt, not only costing money for lost time and production, but also putting the building at risk for additional issues. For property owners who are looking for one less property maintenance headache, EPDM is the answer. EPDM rubber roofing is a durable, waterproof material designed for both a long life span and reliability, making it one of the most popular flat roof systems installed in Suffolk and Nassau County. Depending on the product, quality of installation, and preventative roof maintenance, EPDM can last 20-50 years, giving you more time to focus on the business of your commercial property or the safety of your home.
EPDM is known for it’s durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is tried and tested. EPDM is fastened over insulation board using plates and screws. EPDM is available in both black and white depending on temperature desires and sun reflectivity. EPDM is one of the most popular and widely used flat roof systems installed in both Suffolk and Nassau County today. Long Island commercial flat roofs are ideal for an EPDM system.
What does EPDM stand for?
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. It’s main two ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM comes in variety of widths for easy application and it can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
The Many layers of EPDM:
Did you know that rubber is not just rubber?
The top surface layer is where the reflectivity or absorption of heat occurs depending on its color of black or white.
The next layer is reinforced with a polyester fabric for its tactile strength. EPDM is very hard to rip!
The AFR layer is next which keeps the membrane fire retardant.
The last and final layer is Elastomeric. This gives it a flexibility but is also resistant to frost, extreme heat and UV rays.
EPDM can last 20-50 years depending on product, installation and preventative roof maintenance.
If you are looking for a EPDM Flat Roof in Long Island NY. Trust Clearview Roofing. For over 60 years we have been installing flat roofs and we are here to help.
A leaky roof can create thousands of dollars of unwanted expenses for a business owner or homeowner, not to mention possible loss of business operational time. Clearview Roofing can help to ensure your business doesn’t skip a beat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about EPDM
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, and is a durable, waterproof rubber roofing material designed for a long life span and reliability. EPDM comes in a variety of widths for easy application and it can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
EPDM consists of many layers that help make it the best material for flat roofs. The top surface layer is where the reflectivity or absorption of heat occurs depending on its color of black or white. The next layer is reinforced with a polyester fabric for its tactile strength, making it very hard to rip. The AFR layer is next, which keeps the membrane fire retardant. The last and final layer is Elastomeric, which makes it flexible but is also resistant to frost, extreme heat and UV rays.
We all know that the Northeast climate varies from very hot to very cold, which is why the EPDM material is such a great fit for commercial and residential buildings. This energy-efficient roofing system helps to save business owners and homeowners money by absorbing heat during the winter and reflecting sun during the summer. The waterproofing nature also helps to prevent water damage from seeping into the interior of the building, either from snow or rain storms.
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