Flat EPDM/Rubber Roofing

Flat roofing is a subsector of roofing best left to specialists. Any flat roof specialist worth his salt knows there’s no such thing as a truly flat roof. Every roof should have at least a minimal gradient to make sure there is absolutely no standing water left behind by snow or rain.

Flat Roof Repairs

Flat roof repairs can be tricky because pinpointing the exact location of a problem is hard on low-slope roofs. If there is a leak, the water often travels and spreads before reaching a noticeable area on the interior of the building.

Overhead Solutions knows how to find the source of the problem as efficiently as possible, then makes lasting repairs so you don’t have more leaks in the future. The repaired section won’t stand out from the rest of the roof either; we do everything it takes to blend the repairs in with the other materials. The only reason you can tell a repair was done is the lack of leaking when we’re gone. Trust Overhead Solutions to repair your flat or low-slope roof.

What is EPDM Roofing

EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. It’s an extremely durable rubber used in many applications from roofing to the sealant in your car doors. In roofing, it’s often the popular choice for low-slope roofs and commercial buildings due to its proven lifespan in the field—EPDM roofs have the longest service life of any commercial roofing material.

Beneficial Characteristics of EPDM

  • Ability to withstand hail up to 3”
  • Resistance to thermal shock (quick temperature changes)
  • Resistance to warping/change at high temperatures
  • Flexibility retention in cold weather
  • Fire-retardant
  • Ultraviolet light resistance
  • Withstands winds with uplift of 120+ mph

EPDM Roofing Costs and Installation

Another benefit to EPDM roofing is its cost. The material itself costs less than other types of roofing, such TPO roofing, and the installation costs far less as well. Not nearly as much labor and simple procedure keeps the costs down for the contractors and businesses alike.

Flat-roofed commercial buildings popularly pick EPDM roofing because of its weather-resistant characteristics. Insurance companies sometimes offer reduced rates for buildings with EPDM roofing because of its long lifespan and incredible durability. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer reduced rates for having EPDM roofing installed on your commercial building.

Color Variations of EPDM Roofing

Rubber roofing has traditionally been available only in black. However, companies now manufacture white EPDM roofing as well. White EPDM can reflect the heat otherwise absorbed by the traditional black variant, which helps to keep the building cool in summer and keep cooling costs down. This is great for factories, warehouses, and other industrial buildings where storing things at certain temperatures or keeping work conditions optimal is important. In winter, the white EPDM still acts as a great insulator, helping to retain the heat inside and keep your heating bills down as well.

Contact Overhead Solutions for an estimate on your business’ new EPDM roofing or repair.