Although modified bitumen remains a popular commercial roofing choice, many options now abound apart from this classic material. One is single-ply EPDM. It’s fast becoming the most popular alternative commercial roofing system due to its reliability and longevity.
Willi Roofing Services discusses this material in depth.
This commercial roofing system is a made of a thermostatic membrane derived from rubber polymer. Because of this, it’s widely known by its other name: rubber roofing. It’s far from a new material as it’s been used to protect flat roofing since the early 1970s.
Rubber Roofing Performance
As a roofing material, single-ply EPDM boasts long-term durability, thanks to its natural excellent resistance to varying temperature extremes. When properly installed by a professional roofer, this roofing system can last up to 50 years or even more! It also boasts high resilience towards sunlight, ozone and moisture. Plus, because it’s a lightweight material, rubber roofing is also easy to install and maintain.
One of the reasons single-ply EPDM Roofing is becoming the preferred roofing system for commercial properties is due to its innate adaptability. It can be applied either ballasted, fully adhered and mechanically fastened. Also, even though it’s widely used for flat roofing, single-ply EPDM can be installed in curved, spherical and even slanted roofing systems. Its innate flexibility also makes it resistant to cracking, tearing or ripping, a trait that only a few other commercial roofing systems can boast.
As your trusted local roofers, Willi Roofing Services will make sure your new commercial roofing system is properly installed to protect your commercial property for a long time. Give us a call at (512) 504-7900 for more information on our services. We offer complete roofing services throughout Austin, TX.