Lehigh Valley EPDM Rubber Roofing
What Is EPDM Rubber Roofing?
This type of roofing is a single-ply membrane made from ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), a synthetic rubber material designed to be resistant to all types of weather.
It is a great alternative to metal, and it works well with porches, accessory dwelling units (ADU), and other types of roofs that might be separate from your home or business.
Benefits of EPDM Rubber Roofing
EPDM rubber roofing has been widely used for decades and has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective choice for many building owners and contractors.
Some key features and benefits include:
Durability: EPDM membranes are designed to be long-lasting and can withstand a wide range of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, high winds, and hail.
Flexibility: EPDM is highly flexible, allowing it to expand and contract with temperature changes without cracking or splitting. This flexibility helps accommodate building movement and prevents leaks.
Easy installation: EPDM roofing is relatively lightweight and can be installed using various methods such as fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted. It can also be easily cut and shaped to fit different roof configurations.
Low maintenance: EPDM requires minimal maintenance over its lifespan. Periodic inspections and simple repairs, if needed, are usually sufficient to keep the roof in good condition.
Energy efficiency: EPDM has excellent heat and cold resistance properties, which can contribute to energy savings by helping to maintain a stable indoor temperature.
Environmentally friendly: EPDM is considered an environmentally friendly roofing option because it is often produced from recycled materials and is recyclable at the end of its lifespan.
How We Install EPDM Rubber Roofing:
- We prepare your roof’s surface for the membrane by removing any existing materials.
- Once complete, we lay the EPDM rubber membrane down and fasten it into place with a durable adhesive.
- To ensure the membrane is watertight, we heat weld its seams together making it a cohesive protective layer.
EPDM rubber roofing can last for up to 50 years or more, but only if it has been installed properly and maintained regularly.
Both the application and welding require attention to detail and experienced technique.
Faulty installation can allow ice dams to form, which put your property at risk of water damage. Poorly installed membranes can also be vulnerable to tears and rips, allowing moisture to seep in and wreak havoc on your home or business’s interior.
Fortunately for our customers, we are Versico-certified contractors.
This means we have displayed excellence in installing and repairing EPDM rubber roofing in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. It also puts our customers in a position to get high-quality materials and manufacturer warranties.
“They came out, Told us everything that needed to be done gave us a quote and then afterwards return to do the work. The price they quoted was very reasonable and under what everybody else quoted.”Pete M.
“Each person I had contact with was super professional and I would absolutely recommend this company for inspection services.”Michele L.
“The work was quick, and throughout process of waiting to get our funds in order, he checked in just to see how things were going, especially since winter was rapidly approaching.”Robert C.
“When it was time to put the roof on, their installers were amazingly thorough & diligent. They have their system from start to finish down pat! Everything ran smoothly…professionals all around!”Kathy F.
“They were able to get me on the schedule in a very timely manner, and their work is high quality. They did a fantastic job, were on time and very professional.”Carla T.
If you have an EPDM rubber roof, there are a few key things you should do to ensure yours is in great shape.
- Watching out for any punctures, tears, or other kinds of damage.
- Cleaning your roof regularly and clearing debris.
- Planning to remove snow or ice that might build up. For your safety, you should contact a trusted contractor for the job.
- Seeking the help of a professional to perform in-depth inspections and repairs. You might also look into having an experienced contractor apply a proper coating. These can enhance your membrane’s durability and reflectivity, which increases its longevity and its contribution to your energy efficiency.
We have a wealth of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining this membrane system and would be glad to help you reap its benefits.