The Benefits of EPDM Rubber Roofing


There are a number of benefits to considering and utilizing EPDM roofing membranes, also commonly referred to as “rubber roofing.” This type of roofing has a number of environmental benefits, as well as benefits for your commercial or flat-roof property. Read on to learn about the financial and physical benefits of EPDM roofing.


  1. EPDM is Recyclable
    EPDM roofing membranes are incredibly environmentally friendly. Developed as an option to stray away from traditional petroleum-based roofing, EPDM roofing commonly utilizes recycled products, and can, itself, be recycled at the end of its usable life as a roofing material. EPDM roofing systems are manufactured in traditional black, or white, which naturally reflects sunlight and heat allowing for decreased electrical costs. Not only does this help the environment, but it helps your pocket book, too!
  2. EPDM Roofing is Highly Efficient
    EPDM roofing is one of the most efficient roofing products on the market today. Most manufacturers guarantee the durability of EPDM roofing up to 20 years – that can be doubled with regular maintenance and sealing. Once it’s laid, it can help decrease the costs of heating and cooling and resists almost all weather conditions.
  3. EPDM Roofing is Flexible, but Also Durable
    Unlike traditional rubber, the Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is incredibly resilient. While it’s flexible enough to fit around pipes, skylights and gutters, it won’t crack from extreme moisture and dryness. In addition, EPDM roof types have breathability without being permeable. The material allows heat and vapors to escape from the building envelope without allowing moisture, heat or other elements inside.

This single-ply roofing membrane is durable and lightweight – especially beneficial when building weight is an issue. Saving money on electricity and replacement costs for the long-term, EPDM roofing is a superior option in comparison to petroleum based roofing products and other single ply roofing options. As far as roofing materials go, it’s one of those that ranks near the top. If you’re considering the installation of new roofing in the near future, make sure you consider EPDM.

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EPDM Roofing Installation Services in Connecticut

For over 90 years, Eagle Rivet has helped thousands of businesses and organizations with:

  • New roof construction
  • Roof repairs
  • Re-roofing
  • Roof renovation
  • Retrofitting
  • Remodeling
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Roof leak repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Flat roofing
  • Rubber roofing
  • Flat roofing repair
  • EPDM roofing
  • PVC roofing
  • Thermoset Membrane roofing
  • Thermoplastic Membrane Roofs
  • Commercial roofing repairs
  • Roofing shingles
  • Roof truss
  • Roof insulation

Eagle Rivet Roofing has the solution to all of your roofing needs and to request a free Roof Condition Analysis contact us today!

Eagle Rivet Roof Service – Roofing Partners You Can Trust

Our skilled roofing contractors are fully licensed and insured. Our company has years of working with all of the major EPDM roofing manufacturers, like: Carlisle SynTec, Johns Manville, Firestone, and more.

Review our Roofing References page for more information about many of these manufacturers and the relationship we’ve forged with them.

EPDM Rubber Roofing Projects

Rhode Island Resource Recovery

Recycling Center – Standing seam metal roof power washed, detailed with

Northwest Catholic

Eagle was retained to remove and replace the failing roof system

Arburg North America

Materials: ECO-White EPDM roof Eagle installed a fully adhered ECO-White EPDM roof

390 Capital Ave

Replacing the roof on this shuttered office supply building was a

Hebron Ave

This office building was in need of roof replacement. Eagle removed

Harbour House Restaurant at Mystic Inn

Harbour House Restaurant, Inn at Mystic Eagle Rivet built a deck

North Haven Target Outlet

Eagle Rivet works on solar panel installation for: Target Retail Outlet

Hartford Personal Lines Insurance Center

Eagle’s roof service experts remove and replace the roofing for… The

EPDM Industrial Roof Replacement

Driven by Latex International’s ambitious relocation effort after a devastating fire

Stanleyworks EPDM Flat Roof

Eagle removed the existing ballasted EPDM and replaced it with a

Roof Restoration and Replacement Project

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for…   Trinity College

EPDM Flat Roofing

The existing built up roof system on this facility had performed

Fairfield University Roof Replacement

For this 25,000 square foot roof renovation project, Eagle removed the

Ellington YMCA

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Ellington YMCA –

Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue West Hartford, CT Eagle Rivet installed a

Trinity College

As part of a complete renovation of the facility by Enterprise