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:
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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.
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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.