What Makes EPDM A Sustainable Roofing Material?
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM is the most durable roof covering for flat and slightly sloping roofs that exist. EPDM is an artificial rubber that mainly excels in terms of UV resistance. It is an inert (dead) material that no longer evolves and therefore always retains its basic properties.
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As EPDM rolls out of the factory, it always stays on your roof. Even if it has been around for fifty years, this material still retains its exceptional flexibility and flexibility. EPDM has a stretchability of no less than 400%. This flexibility prevents the material from tearing or cracking due to temperature differences and the sun’s rays.
EPDM is, in addition to mechanical attachment or anchoring with ballast, fully adhesive. There is never any fire involved during installation. Contact Roof installation Toronto for more information about EPDM and your roofing needs.
Comparison with other roof materials
With these different positive properties, EPDM is in contrast with the traditional roofing (bitumen). This material is characterized by a limited service life and the numerous cracks and cracks that inevitably occur over time.
PVC has as a roof covering the disadvantage that it contains plasticizers. These evaporate, making the material brittle. EPDM has a lifespan of fifty years or more.
EPDM owes its flexibility to the numerous carbon compounds in the material. These carbon compounds have no problem whatsoever with the action of the sun’s rays. The flexibility of EPDM also means that the material is always walkable, winter and summer. With the arrival of solar panels, solar boilers and air conditioning units on the roofs, free walkability without the risk of damage has greatly increased in importance.
Suitable for renovation
In addition to new construction, EPDM is extremely suitable for renovating flat roofs. In many cases, EPDM can simply be applied over the existing roofing. Cheapest and most sustainable. When you consider the full lifecycle of EPDM, EPDM is by far the cheapest and most sustainable solution.