Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, or EDPM, is also known as the black rubber roof. This is most common on top of low-slope or commercial buildings due to the fact that synthetic rubber is an extremely durable membrane.
They generally come with several layers the first being EDPM with the bottom layer. The second layer is called AFR, meaning that it’s the fire-resistant layer of the roof. The third, or top, layer is labeled as FRM, meaning that the layer is reinforced with polyester fabric for greater durability. You’re able to have the option of adding in FlexWhite roofing on top of the third layer, which essentially is the white-on-black layer which helps reflect sunlight.
There are several advantages to choosing an EDPM roof such as:
- Being the least expensive to repair: EDPM tends to have a wider range leaving less room for error than that of asphalt shingles or slate roofing.
- Long-Lasting: EDPM happens to be the longest-lasting of the various different kinds of commercial roofing with most customers being able to use it for 30+ years before needing repairs.
- Light-weight: you won’t have to worry about the roof caving in after a storm passes through. The EDPM is super light-weight with the durability to withstand strong weather. It’s proven to be lighter than the asphalt shingles or even tile roofs.
- Fast and Ready: EDPM roofs are fast and easy to install because you’re able to just roll out the roof like carpet and it covers a wide range of area before needing more materials.
- Weather Resistant: These kinds of roofs are MEANT for harsh weather conditions. Whether it’s rain, snow, sleet, hail, or wind damage EDPM is able to hold up through all kinds of weather. It’s even fire resistant with extreme temperatures.
Speak to one of our experts at Storm Safe Roofing today if you’d like to learn more about how EDPM roofs are able to protect your building at (256)-615-1903.
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