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Commercial Roofing >> EPDM Roof


EPDM (short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) is a synthetic rubber roofing material that is used primarily on low-slope roofs of businesses, and less commonly on residential buildings. It is available in black or white and in two thicknesses (45 or 60 mils). EPDM roofing can be adhered to a roof, attached mechanically, or by sealing the overlapping seams with a liquid adhesive or a high-strength tape.

An EPDM roof tolerates foot traffic very well, which makes it a great choice for anyone who needs to access their roof on a regular basis. EPDM roofing also has a high resistance to wind and hail damage, heat, UV rays, and ozone. It also remains flexible in cold weather. For durability, it’s hard to beat EPDM roofing. Even with minimal attention, an EPDM roof can last 50 years.

EPDM Roofing Installation and Repair

Although EPDM’s many benefits have made it a top roofing choice for decades, a good installation is critical. Because the material is rolled out onto a roof, there will be seams that have to be joined together securely. If these seams have any gaps, or if the seal on them breaks, you risk leaks from rain and snow melt. A yearly inspection goes a long way toward ensuring the long term viability of an EPDM roof.

Overhead Solutions has installed many EPDM roofs for businesses throughout northeast Wisconsin, with exceptional attention to detail when joining seams. Our Green Bay roofing team has satisfied customers from Oshkosh to Sturgeon Bay and other points “up north.” If you’re considering an EPDM roof, we can take a look and let you know if your roof is a good candidate or not. We can also explain other roofing options available and how they compare from a cost and durability standpoint.

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