EPDM roofs are a single-ply rubber-based roof that is common in flat commercial roofs throughout Colorado. The benefits of EPDM include durability and resistance to extreme weather like hail and high wind, and are less likely to leak because there are few seams.

EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber), is a type of synthetic rubber, which can be used in a wide range of applications. This is an M-Class rubber where the ‘M’ in M-Class refers to its classification in ASTM standard D-1418; the M class comprises elastomers having a saturated chain of the polyethylene type (the M deriving from the more correct term polymethylene). .

Related to polyethylene, it is a type of rubber that is very resistant to heat, light and ozone. It can be formulated to be resistant to temperatures as high as 150°C, and, properly formulated, can be used outside for many years or decades without degradation. EPDM has good low temperature properties, with elastic properties to temperatures as low as -40°C depending on the grade and the formulation.

Similar to TPO roofs, EPDM roofing systems are built to last in the elements. Installation is uncomplicated, and many websites include instructions on how to install an EPDM rubber roof.

However, though it is relatively simple to install, your need a professional roofing contractor like Skyline to do the job for you.

Skyline Contractors is your certified professional roofing contractor.

Johns Manville
Carlisle Syntext Systems

EPDM Roofing FAQs

EPDM is a very durable synthetic rubber often used in roofing systems. Like TPO, it is resistant to extreme temperatures. Heat and UV rays do not damage EPDM.

EPDM roofs can last up to 50 years in theory, but most typically last around 20 years. These are modern, synthetic rubber that is resistant to extreme temperature and climates as well. EPDM is popular in areas that experience hail, snow, and high altitudes.

The average price per square foot of EPDM is between $5.00 and $8.00. They are mostly used on commercial buildings, and are priced only slightly higher that TPO roofs. Your typical large roof would cost between $7,000 and $15,000.

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Absolutely. EPDM roofs can be patched using a primer and path on the membrane surface. As far installation, many websites including EPDM wholesalers include instructions on how to install this type of roof.

However, we highly recommend you have a professional roofing contractor, like Skyline, to repair and/or install your EPDM roof. Having the roof repaired and installed by a professional will ensure it is done right, potentially saving you from extra costs and headaches of any mistakes done to the roof.

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