EPDM Rubber

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EPDM Rubber roof refers to a single-ply rubber membrane that’s composition is that of synthetic rubber. This rubber is the same used for inner tubes of car tires. The seams are glued together with contact cement or glue. This process has proven to fail, and this type of rubber roof does not last longer than ten years before giving a lot of problems. The adhesives used on the seams is what fails and then cause the roof to leak. Over the last 40 years since EPDM has been part of the roofing industry, they have changed the adhesives more than five times trying to correct the issues without success. So far there has not been a proven track record that any of the adhesive compositions had any success. Most roofing contractors in the south have now abandoned the installation of EPDM rubber altogether.

EPDM Roofing: Installed on Commercial Roofs Despite Defects – Watch Video

EPDM has become the most recognized rubber roofing system for flat roofs, yet the worst for, Commercial use. We install and Repair EPDM roofs in Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Greensburg, Stamford, Greenwich, and Fairfield. EPDM stands for “Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer.” It is a synthetic rubber with an elastic nature. It is similar to the material used in …

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Is EPDM Rubber a Good Commercial Flat Roofing System? – Watch Video

We install and repair the EPDM singly-ply rubber roofing system in Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Stamford, Norwalk, and Greenwich. EPDM is derived from its inclusion of Ethylene, Propylene, Diene Monomer. EPDM is an elastomeric compound, which consists of oil-based by-products and other inclusions of modifiers and stabilizers. These ingredients are synthesized to address the needs of the …

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Pros and Cons of EPDM Rubber Roofs – Watch Video

[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Roofing Installation: Pros and Cons of EPDM Video Transcription” opened=”closed”]Hi I’m Erik from Commercial Roof USA and this is a very good example of you know of an EPDM roof and it looks very nice people like it because it has fewer seams and you know big sheets of material so it looks very …

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Five Reasons Contractors Choose to Install EPDM Roofing -Watch Video

A rubber roof installed with an EPDM single-ply system is the most common flat roofing system used in the United States. Roofing contractors choose to use the EPDM system because of the lower cost of materials needed and the unskilled labor associated with the installation, however, there are some very important reasons for choosing a more durable …

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