Choosing the right roofing materials is one of the most important decisions when building or renovating a property. Many prefer natural materials like wood or slate, but these kinds of roofing systems can be expensive.
What is EPDM?
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic material with several industrial applications. EPDM roofing has found a niche in residential and commercial buildings for its durability and ease of installation.
EPDM primarily consists of a mixture of ethylene and propylene. These two materials form a durable rubber that is water-resistant and cost-effective. EPDM material is an ideal solution for residential and commercial buildings that need to keep roofing costs low but still want quality materials protecting the property.
EPDM Roofing Benefits
Farha Roofing uses John Mansville and Versico brands for quality EPDM roofing. Below are a few benefits of investing in an EPDM roof.
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The EPDM Products We Proudly Provide
Johns Manville manufactures premium-quality insulation, commercial roofing and fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications.
Versico Roofing Systems
As a leading supplier of low-slope roofing products, Versico Roofing Systems has an entire portfolio of products that can accomplish almost any re-roofing project need. There are many considerations to take into account when it comes to the success of any re-roofing project, but there are three critical considerations: Convenience, Value, and Performance.
EPDM offers an alternative for commercial property owners who want an eco-friendly, durable material. Farha Roofing offers EPDM roofing installation services in Wichita, Kansas City, Denver, Eads, and Durango. We have been a leading force in the local roofing industry for over a decade.
EPDM provides a low-maintenance, durable material to protect the structural integrity of your roof. EPDM is a polymer, so it is resistant to stretching or cracking from extreme temperatures. It can withstand harsh weather elements like hail, sleet, and wind and is naturally water-resistant.
EPDM also provides excellent protection against physical impact. The rubber has natural stretch so falling debris like trees or gravel will not puncture it.
Ease of Installation
Unlike tile or metal roofing panels, EPDM is extremely easy to install. It is lightweight, so you won’t have to reinforce your roof structure, and it does not require heavy-duty nails like slate or metal.
In fact, most single-ply EPDM roofs use mechanical fasteners or a special type of adhesive. You can also install EPDM with a ballast system that weighs panels down. Farha Roofing can work with you to find an EPDM roof installation method that fits your needs and budget.
EPDM also has a longer lifespan than traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt. 45mm-thick EPDM can last up to 15 years, while thicker variants could exceed 25 years. EPDM rubber is resistant to UV bleaching and won’t curl from excess heat or cold.
Last but not least, EPDM is very energy efficient. EPDM rubber has a high R-value, meaning it is a good insulator. EPDM can keep the heat in during the cold months and keep heat out during the hot months. Switching to EPDM from another material could cut your heating and cooling bills throughout the year.
Whether you own a traditional or modern home, asphalt shingles can complement any architectural style. Homeowners can choose coated shingles that mimic wood and other conventional materials as well.
Regardless of the preference, these durable luxury shingles reinforce the long-term integrity of your home. You can speak with a Farha Roofing representative to learn more about what we have available.
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EPDM Roofing Costs
FEPDM is a durable and affordable roofing option. The cost of EPDM roofing depends on various factors: your location, complexity of the installation, roof size, materials used, etc. The cost of EPDM roofing can vary anywhere between $4.50 per square foot on the lower end and $14 per square foot on the higher end.
We understand that installing new roofing can be a financial burden. As such, we offer financing options for customers who want new roofing but may not have all the money on hand. We believe that quality roofing products should be available to all!
Tips for Taking Care of EPDM Roofs
- Watch out for standing water. EPDM is water-resistant, but standing water can cause the adhesive to dissolve. Make sure that your EPDM roof has proper drainage.
- If you have a flat roof, debris can build up, increasing the risk of punctures and scratches. You should get in the habit of maintaining your EPDM roof every few weeks to get rid of gravel, dirt, leaves, and sticks. Excessive build-up can also affect drainage.
- EPDM is easy to clean as you can use a mixture of laundry detergent and warm water. Stay away from cleaning solutions that contain harsh solvents, such as bleach or ammonia, as these can damage the rubber.
- If you are sweeping your roof, use a soft-bristled broom. Harsh bristles can cause abrasions and increase the likelihood of cracking and fraying near the edges.
- EPDM is UV-resistant, but harsh sunlight will eventually take its toll. You can protect EPDM from sun damage by applying a top coat of acrylic sealant.
Certifications & Industry Partnerships
Farha Roofing is proud to be certified by some of the best brands in the industry. We always aim to offer you the highest quality products, and our industry partnerships assist with that.
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Our company has helped a great number of commercial property owners. When it comes to roofing solutions, the team at Farha Roofing never cuts corners. We dedicate ourselves to earning 100% customer satisfaction at every job.
If you would like to learn more about our EPDM roofing repairs and installation, contact us online or call today at one of our locations!