New EPDM Roof
A new EPDM roof today has many benefits yesterday's EPDM lacked. Black EPDM helps save heating costs in cooler climates as it helps to warm your building from the sun. In warmer climates, an optional white layer helps to cool your building in the Summer by reflecting heat away. Today's EPDM is also more resistant to hail, UV, and weathering. What's more, of all the single ply, low-slope roofing options, it is the longest lasting and among the least expensive.
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Today's EPDM roofing options, features, and benefits
- Standard EPDM
- Self-Adhering EPDM
- Reinforced EPDM (gives your roof a superior tensile strength and performance)
- White-on-Black EPDM
- Fire retardant EPDM
Standard EPDM is the base EPDM roofing product. It is a strong, flexible, puncture-resistant single membrane roofing product. Although it is fire-rated, it is not as fire resistant as PVC or TPO. An increased fire-rated sheet is available for standard EPDM. The standard EPDM roofing product may be installed in ballasted and fully adhered roofing systems. It is most often installed as fully adhered, however.
Standard EPDM can be used for new construction or re-roofing applications. It is available in multiple widths and lengths in 45, 60, 90 mil thickness. A 20 to 30 year warranty is available, depending upon the exact EPDM roofing product installed. Dusted or clean sheets are available for this product and pre-taped with 3" or 6" tape is available, which makes installation a little faster and easier.
Self-adhering EPDM offers a significant savings in labor time and costs. It also offers excellent weatherability and hail resistance. This EPDM option is a great low-VOC option with no solvent-related odors. Self-adhering EPDM is eligible for a 20-year warranty.
Self-adhering EPDM is a nominal 60-mil non-reinforced EPDM membrane laminated to a 100%-solid pressure-sensitive adhesive. This eliminates the need to load, stir, apply and dispose of bonding adhesive and containers. It is available in 10' x 100' rolls. The release liner is silicon-coated on one side for consistent release from the adhesive. Self-adhering EPDM is formulated with fire retardants to inhibit the spread of fire and can be incorporated in UL Class A systems. It stays flexible even in very cold temperatures.
If a fire-retardant EPDM roof is appealing to you, be sure to ask for Self-adhering EPDM.
Reinforced EPDM has a layer of tough polyester fabric for superior tensile strength and performance to further withstand hail, debris, etc. It is available in 8' and 10' widths only in 45, 60, 75 mil thicknesses. Reinforced EPDM is for aully adhered, mechanically attached and ballasted roofs. Like standard EPDM, this is fire-rated, although not fire-proof. Reinforced EPDM comes pre-printed with lap and fastener spacing lines, and is available pre-taped with 3" or 6" tape for a quicker installation. A maximum 20 year warranty is available.
White-on-Black EPDM is great in warmer climates as it reflects heat away from your building. This is a non-reinforced rubber roofing product and comes in 60-mil and 90-mil thicknesses. White-on-black EPDM is primarily used in fully adhered roofing systems on new construction, reroofing and recover (retrofit) applications. You can also use White-on-Black EPDM ballasted. Although it is fire-rated, increased fire-rate sheets are available. A 20-year system warranty is available, and our 5-year workmanship guarantee. Pre-taped with 3" or 6" tape is an option for a faster installation.
New EPDM roof cost
Your average EPDM roof with cost about $5.50/sqft. This does, of course, depending upon the exact EPDM product you order, the condition of your roof, and many other factors. Contact us for a consultation and a free estimate for a new EPDM roof or repairs on an existing roof.