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.