EPDM roof membrane has been manufactured for over 50 years. It has a proven performance record and quality control process. EPDM is made of high quality polymers and uses less energy to manufacture and install than most flat roofing systems.
The greatest test of any construction material is how it performs under actual field conditions. Forty years of empirical experience in field applications has shown EPDM to have the roofing industry's longest average service life. Characteristics that contribute to this superior overall system performance 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
EPDM's high resistance to wind damage has also proven to be an increasingly desirable attribute. These roof systems can be designed to meet a variety of wind uplift criteria from Factory Mutual, including 1-60, 1-90, and 1-120 ratings and greater, and the stringent code of Dade County, Florida.
Architects, roof consultants and contractors have come to depend on EPDM's time tested, long-term performance.
Please note that EPDM is a commercial roofing product, designed to be used in non-residential roof systems.