In 1973, the Middle East placed an oil embargo against the United States, causing a nationwide shortage on all petroleum-based products. The results were mostly double-edged for the roofing industry. While it did dampen the production of asphalt roofing, it also led to the development of a cost-effective, easy to install and comparably durable material: ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, more commonly known as EPDM.
Our commercial roofing experts at Coleman Roofing & Construction specialize in EPDM roofing. Today, we give you a brief overview of how this product came to be and how it can help you as a building owner.
What Is EPDM?
In a nutshell, EPDM is rubber but this definition simply doesn’t cover its many benefits as a roofing material. In the past, 45-mm EPDM membranes dominated the market due to its ability to resist punctures stronger than most other materials available at the time. Today, reinforced 90-mm sheets have become the norm in EPDM roofing.
You can expect excellent resistance to impact, wind, and storm damage from EPDM due to the thicker membranes. Coleman Roofing offers Firestone®’s flagship EPDM systems, RubberGuard™ and Platinum™ EPDM, the nation’s leading rubberized roofing options for over three decades.
EPDM roofing systems today have enjoyed plenty of innovations and improvements in both manufacturing and installation. This made the material relatively easier to work with for contractors, which meant lower costs for building owners.
Our EPDM membranes come with factory-applied tape as a standard feature, making seaming 65% more effective and the whole placement a breeze.
From asphalt to EPDM and even metal roofing, most systems today are designed to last. With a growing focus on sustainable building materials, there is perhaps nothing more effective than EPDM as far as durability, energy efficiency and overall performance is concerned.
Get the best EPDM roof systems with excellent installation only from our specialists at Coleman Roofing & Construction. Call today at (225) 379-7663 or use our online contact form to request a free quote. We serve Covington, LA and surrounding areas.