EPDM roofing offers superior flexibility and durability.
The most efficient commercial roofing solution
EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, is a synthetic rubber single-ply roofing membrane. EPDM roofing has stood the test of time and the elements. It’s been field tested for forty years and has come out on top as the commercial roofing choice for building contractors, architects, and commercial roofing experts.
So whether you’re trying to find the right commercial roofing solution for a new building or replacing an old commercial roofing system, contact Lionheart Contracting and talk to one of our specialists about EPDM roofing in Kansas City.
Combining superior elements creates a superior commercial roofing product.
About EDPM ROOFING Products
This synthesized product is resistant to many environmental factors: UV radiation, hail damage, wind damage, extreme cold, extreme heat and fire, and mold. EPDM can also neutralize thermal shock and cyclical fatigue, two elements that can create stress fractures in roofing material, either through differing temperatures amid the roofing system or repetitive wear and tear on certain parts of the system. In the commercial roofing business, resistance is not futile, but of utmost importance!
EPDM has what it takes to flex with different climatic and temperature conditions, without “stressing” the material. It also can efficiently absorb moisture, so there are fewer problems with water pooling on a roof. This ability to absorb water also makes EPDM one of the best commercial roofing choices for low-slope commercial roofs.
EPDM is available in black or white. Black EPDM contains an element that converts UV rays into heat, whereas white EPDM is highly reflective, because of the addition of titanium dioxide. We can easily make the choice of black or white EPDM, depending on where you live. Black EPDM will help lower heating costs while white EPDM will help lower cooling costs.
Combing superior elements creates a superior commercial roofing product.
01. Long Life and Low Maintenance
EPDM, both durable and well-made, has a long life as a commercial roofing system. It’s easy to repair, even as it ages. With minimal maintenance, an EPDM commercial roofing system will keep its integrity and flexibility for decades to come. Forty years of field tests have shown that EPDM can have a potential life expectancy of, at least, forty to fifty years. It’s no wonder why EPDM roofing in Kansas City is so popular.
02. “Green Building” Pluses
EPDM is recyclable and, therefore, less of a burden on landfills. EPDM’s production and processing are environmentally friendly. In commercial roofing, one way to measure environmental impact is determining the material’s embodied energy number. Embodied energy is the total energy required for the extraction, processing, manufacture, and delivery of building materials to the building site. Energy consumption produces CO2, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, so embodied energy is considered an indicator of the overall environmental impact of building materials and systems.
- Least expensive to install & repair
- Reduces energy costs
- Few seams
- Less curb appeal
- Requires protective mats on walk paths
- Poor petroleum resistance