Ethylene propylene diene monomer, or EPDM, was used on the Rhode Island Resource for Recovery Recylcling Center by adding EPDM peel and stick roof over the existing damaged EPDM roofing unit. The roof was coated with Tremco AlphaGard with the EPDM layer placed over it. The old EPDM and insulation system was removed with a new tapered system and Burmastic cold application.
The reason EPDM is an ideal material is because it is known as the “rubber roof”, being pliable and anywhere from 10 to 50 feet wide and 200 feet long. Many commercial buildings, such as the Rhode Island Resource Recovery building, have EPDM roofing installed.
There are many options for the EPDM roof since it comes in two colors: black and white. The rubber is a great insulator, and seals roofs, protecting from the outside elements. It is great for water resistance and and other extreme weather elements.
The reason we used EPDM for this particular roofing application was because it is especially ideal for commercial buildings. Being a large recycling center, EPDM was the perfect material to use due to its durability, lightweight, and ease of installation with the current roofing system. An elastomeric coating is put on top of the EPDM to preserve it for years use.
EPDM is a more ideal option when compared to other flat roofing systems due to its ability to be cleaned significantly easier and has a much more simple installation. EPDM has far exceeding many other roofing types after years of technology advances over the years. It offers a variety of benefits, not limited to: Weather resistance, crack and tear resistance, and is a great sealant. Since it also acts as an insulator, it has a very tight seal that keeps heat in and rain and other elements out.
If you are interested in installing EPDM for your house, please contact us today! And for those of our customers located in Massachusetts and norhtern New England, visit our Massachusetts office’s website for all of your EPDM and commercial roofing needs. With professionally trained roofing contractors with years of experience in roof installations, you can guarantee you will end up with a quality product. So consider installing EPDM, as it is a top choice commercial roofing product with financial and long-term benefits. This is one of the top roofing products of the 21st century offering a vast amount of benefits.