A Case Study by Rubberbond on the current popularity of EPDM Roofs

Rubberbond have produced a case study on the popularity of EPDM roofing with the long term durability of EPDM being a prime factor. The Report can be downloaded and contains supporting statistics and insight from leading industry experts

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What makes EPDM such an outstanding roofing system?

Besides its legendary weatherability, EPDM is dimensionally stable, yet expands and contracts with the building movement in a variety of climates.

(PRWEB UK) 4 May 2012

Rubberbond have produced a case study on the long term durability of EPDM roofing systems. According to the EPDM Roofing Association, black EPDM roofs account for more than 52% of roofing installations in the northern U.S., zones with conditions comparable with the UK.

Weatherability is the key reason why more EPDM roofs continue to perform in the existing inventory than any other single ply membrane. In addition to excellent weathering characteristics, EPDM is a low maintenance roofing system that offers superior wind, hail and fire resistance.

What makes EPDM such an outstanding roofing system? Besides its legendary weatherability, EPDM is dimensionally stable, yet expands and contracts with the building movement in a variety of climates.

EPDM is virtually immune to ozone, UV radiation and cold cracking. The material does not rely on plasticizers for its flexibility, so there’s no danger of the material becoming brittle from plasticizer loss down the road.

Key Benefits EPDM Roofing Systems

  •     Easy to Install
  •     Larger rolls mean fewer seams, allowing for quicker installation
  •     Faster installation means less disruption for building occupants
  •     Year round application
  •     No torches or asphalt are required, making installation safer
  •     Less weight on your roof than mod-bit 2-ply systems
  •     Long Lasting
  •     Flexibility in low temperatures
  •     Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
  •     It is easier to install new roof penetrations at a later date
  •     Recyclable
  •     After 50 years of empirical experience in field applications, EPDM has the roofing industry's longest average service life, thanks to:
  •     Greater resistance to ponding water, hail, UV damage and cyclical membrane fatigue
  •     Thermal shock durability
  •     Restoration friendly
  •     High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion

Ask the Experts

"Wilbur Kline" ranked in the top 100 specifiers by McGraw-Hill is also a firm believer in the long term performance of EPDM.

“I can’t remember any kind of problem with any project in which I used EPDM membrane”, says Kline. “I just kept specifying EPDM because the performance was consistent.

What makes EPDM such an outstanding roofing system?

Besides its legendary weatherability, EPDM is dimensionally stable, yet expands and contracts with the building movement in a variety of climates.

The full case study can be downloaded in PDF format or accessed by clicking here. EPDM Lasts – this single ply is hard to beat

Flex-R Ltd was founded just less than 10 years ago and has built up a solid and - above all - water-tight reputation in the market for synthetic single-ply membranes. There company is specialised in the development, production and sales of waterproofing systems and is enjoying a constant, dynamic growth. Carlisle products play a prominent role in their range, combined with our excellent price/quality relation and a motivated team of employees; they offer a unique solution providing architects, roofers, contractors and property owner’s 100% security for a water tight result.

In order to easily service all customers, Flex-R Ltd. has huge stocks of RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM membranes and accessories for fast, efficient delivery from their two national distribution centres.


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