EPDM Roofing System MN | Minneapolis Commercial Roof Company
This system has superior characteristics to survive even the most severe weather through a wide range of temperatures and conditions, and demonstrates superior ozone resistance. The EPDM system membranes are available in several thicknesses, with or without polyester scrim reinforcement and can be installed in ballasted, mechanically fastened or adhered applications.
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years, with more than 500,000 warranted roof installations on 20 billion-plus square feet. Annually, EPDM accounts for over 1 billion square feet of new roof coverings in the United States, and is the most frequently used roofing material in the marketplace. Building Design and Construction magazine and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) confirmed in their 2002-2003 market surveys that EPDM continues to be the number one roofing choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects.
Unbeatable Economic Value
Although installation costs vary from system to system, and building to building, EPDM roofing systems offer the greatest economic value in the low-slope commercial roofing industry.
The greatest test of any construction material is how it performs under actual field conditions. Forty years of empirical experience in field applications has shown EPDM to have the roofing industry’s longest average service life. Characteristics that contribute to this superior overall system performance include:
- Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
- Proven hail resistance
- High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
- Thermal shock durability
- Ultraviolet radiation resistance
EPDM’s high resistance to wind damage has also proven to be an increasingly desirable attribute. These roof systems can be designed to meet a variety of wind uplift criteria from Factory Mutual, including 1-60, 1-90, and 1-120 ratings and greater. Architects and roof consultants have come to depend on EPDM’s time tested, long-term performance.
If you are planning to install a flat roof for your building, the best thing that you can do is to contact a Minnesota commercial roofing contractor that has extensive experience working with EPDM commercial roofing systems.