EPDM: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (Terpolymer)

What is EPDM?

EPDM is short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer which is a mouthful, so it’s commonly shortened to EPDM. EPDM is extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is used worldwide! EPDM is available in both black and white and is sold in a variety of widths and thicknesses. Its superior durability and cost-effectiveness are part of what makes EPDM one of the most popular flat roof systems installed in the US Today!

Benefits of EPDM

The ultimate weather protector.

EPDM rubber roofing had the roofing industry’s longest average service life of approximately 25-30 years. It is lightweight and flexible and can be used for flat, low and steep slope roofs – an ideal roof over application. This membrane have a high resistance to wind, hail, UV radiation, thermal shock and extreme temperatures, making it an extremely durable roof that will keep your roof watertight for years to come.

Installing EPDM

There are three ways to install EPDM rubber roof(s) : Adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted. Each instillation method has its own benefits and uses. A fully adhered system means that the roof is being glued to the surface beneath it. This is both the most time-consuming installation and the longest lasting of the EPDM systems. The Most common EPDM system is mechanically attached, which has fasteners that are screwed into the deck though the insulation. Ballasted systems are loose-laid over the insulation and held in place by smooth, river-washed stone or concrete pavers.