EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofing, or, more commonly known simply as rubber roofing, is made of a mixture of recycled tires, sawdust and slate dust. It is one of the most popular roofing materials used on commercial buildings today. But what exactly makes EPDM roofing so popular? In today’s post, trusted local roofer Chase Roofing LLC, shares the three major advantages that rubber roofing has over other commercial roofing materials that make it so attractive to property owners and builders alike.
When it comes to any kind of roofing material, one of the most important factors to consider is the cost. And at $5 to $10 per square foot, EPDM simply cannot be beaten. EPDM provides the protection that you need at a lower price without sacrificing quality. This is one of the key reasons why they are so attractive to business owners and building managers.
It is hard to associate the term eco-friendly with rubber, but in the case of EPDM roofing, this is absolutely the case. As mentioned above, EPDM is made with recycled materials and are 100% recyclable.
A properly installed EPDM roof can last around 20 years or even longer. New manufacturing formulas have also allowed EPDM roofs to be virtually impervious to radiation and UV damage.
4. Fire Resistance
One of the things that property owners fear the most is fires especially if you live in an area where wildfires are common. Not only are EPDM roofs fire-resistant, they actually slow the progress of fires.
If you are looking for a reputable roofer to repair your gutters, replace your old roof, or install skylights, then you’ve come to the right place. Chase Roofing LLC has over 30 years of experience in exterior remodeling in both residential and commercial buildings. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (757) 872-0700 or fill out our contact form. We happily serve the communities in and around Yorktown, VA.