EPDM is a synthetic rubber composed of ethylene and propylene. It displays properties such as resistance to heat, weather, ozone, and is an excellent electrical insulator. EPDM is used in various applications in the automotive, building and construction and other sectors.
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice for both commercial and residential low slop roofs( or flat roofs) for over 40 years. EPDM continues to be a top choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects.
The greatest test of any construction material is how it performs under actual field conditions. Forty years of empirical experience in field applications has shown EPDM to have the roofing industry’s longest average service life. Characteristics that contribute to this superior overall system performance include:
- Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
- Proven hail resistance
- High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
- Thermal shock durability
- Ultraviolet radiation resistance
Architects, roof consultants and contractors have come to depend on EPDM’s time-tested, long-term performance.
Benefits of EPDM
- EPDM is resistant to UV exposure, ozone, aging, weathering, and many chemicals.
- Resistance to steam and water.
- Increased Life expectancy of the roof ( over 30 years)
- It is also a very good material for jointing expansion, weather strips, glazing and closure seals as well as shock absorbers.
- Lower energy costs
- Easy installation and maintenance
- Extra soundproofing and insulation
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