EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered or mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
The EPDM rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the flat roof commercial roofing industry for over 40 years.
Benefits of EPDM rubber roofing 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