What is EPDM Roofing?
At Christian Roofing we work with a broad range of roofing materials. From traditional ceramic tile to the latest EPDM synthetic solutions, our team will recommend the best options for your property’s structure and needs. Many clients ask, “what is EPDM roofing?” This relatively new technology is a durable, weather-resistant synthetic rubber material. It is available in a range of colors, widths, and thicknesses. EPDM stands for “ethylene propylene diene terpolymer” and is derived from ethylene and propylene. EPDM roofs have a high life span and have become one of the most popular roof systems in the United States. EPDM roofs are:
- Cost effective
- Easy to maintain
- Ideal for low-slope and high-slope roofs
- Easy to install
- Available in light or dark colors
- Easy to replace
- Multiple installation methods available
In fact, some EPDM roofs can last up to 50 years with regular maintenance and basic care. Interested in learning more about what EPDM roofing is? Get in touch with our team for information about costs, maintenance, and installation.
What is EPDM Roofing Made From?
EPDM roofing is a rubber membrane generated from ethylene and propylene. It is manufactured with synthetic materials that are designed to withstand the elements. It is sold in widths from seven feet and up. EPDM is resistant to water, UV rays, and extreme temperatures, making it an ideal solution for many climates. This material is generally produced in neutral tones like white, grey, or black.
Why Choose an EPDM Roof System?
If you are looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain solution, an EPDM roof system may be right for you. At Christian Roofing, we utilize this material for residential and commercial applications alike. Clients often select EPDM roof material for it’s durability and affordable price point. Here are a few factors to consider:
EPDM is appropriate for use on both flat and sloped structures. Because of its flexibility, it may also be a good option for non-traditional roof designs. Since EPDM is sold in different widths and thicknesses, your contractor will recommend an installation method that limits the amount of seams within the material.
Aesthetics & Design:
Christian Roofing provides custom roofing solutions based on your property’s design and character. In some cases, clients may opt for wood or ceramic tile roofing to match the property’s original style. In other situations, EPDM roofing provides a clean (or non-visible) aesthetic solution that works well with the original structure. Not sure which style of roofing to choose for your property? Book a free consultation with our team or check out our gallery of recent projects.
Maintenance Costs & Longevity:
One of the benefits of choosing EPDM is it’s reputation for durability. The latest EPDM roofs have an average lifespan of 25-30+ years, depending on installation, climate, and wear. In fact, some clients in moderate climates may enjoy their EPDM roof system for up to 50 years. EPDM is simple and affordable to repair; punctures and rips can be fixed with adhesives or patches.
Heating & Cooling Costs:
White-colored EPDM is especially attractive for clients looking to lower their air conditioning costs. And the insulation provided by this roofing system also allows for good heat retention during the winter months. EPDM roofs are also appropriate for installing solar power, which can greatly reduce energy consumption.
Fire & Water-Resistant:
EPDM was engineered to be resistant to both water and fire. This makes it an ideal material for both rainy and dry climates. EPDM is popular in San Diego, as it keeps out the rains during the winter season while provides fire-resistant protection in the summer.
Determining if EPDM is Right for Your Property
EPDM is a highly-versatile roofing solution. Christian Roofing installs EPDM roofing on residential properties, garages, commercial buildings, apartment buildings, town homes, and more. The process starts with a detailed consultation to determine if EPDM is the right solution for your structure. We’ll take into account factors like the age, size, and style of the structure, as well as any current issues if you are looking to do a roof replacement. Our on-site evaluation includes:
- Documenting the structural integrity of the property
- Checking for leaks and signs of water damage on the current roof
- Taking measurements to capture the size and shape of the roof
- Discussing the style and design of your building
- Reviewing your heating and cooling costs
- Discussing any future solar power installations
After our consultation, we will draft a comprehensive estimate for the cost of the EPDM roof system. The estimate will include details on the material costs, labor fees, disposal fees, taxes, and any additional expenses. Book your free estimate today.
EPDM Roof Installation
Ease of installation makes EPDM one of the most popular roofing options for clients across the nation. EPDM is manufactured in sheets up to several feet wide. Before your installation, your team will calculate the appropriate width to purchase based on the size and shape of your roof. The sheets are then adhered to the structure with mechanical fasteners, ballasts, adhesives, or commercially-rated tapes. Adhering the EPDM to the structure’s surface can provide a durable and water-tight solution. Ballasted and mechanically-fastened EPDM roofs may also be an attractive option depending upon the size of the structure and the climate. EPDM installation techniques include:
- Chemical adhesives
- Mechanical fasteners
- Weighted ballasts
- Commercial tapes
Not sure which installation method is right for your property? Contact our team for more information.
About Christian Roofing
Christian Roofing has decades of experience installing and repairing EPDM roofing throughout San Diego. Our team is committed to quality, customer service, and safety. We maintain our Contractors State License (CSLB Lic.# 1002598) and operate according to all best practices. On in-house Project Managers provide detailed estimates, site coordination, and billing assistance to ensure your build stays on track. Check out our Client Testimonials or review recent projects in Our Gallery. We also offer flexible financing options to meet our clients’ individual needs.
Ready to start your roofing project? Contact our team today.