EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer), or rubber roofing, has been widely used on commercial buildings for decades. This extremely durable wind and hail-resistant rubber membrane is a perfect option for almost any roof in Colorado.
Best known for our work on DIA Concourse B, we at Arapahoe strive for perfection in EPDM roofing and have been expertly installing it since 1967.
Along with being one of the cheapest roofing systems to install and repair, EPDM roofing is known to be the longest-lasting compared to most other commercial roofing types.
If you’re in the market for an EPDM roof, keep reading! We’ll explain everything you need to know about EPDM and why it may be the perfect option for your commercial building.
The long-standing popularity of EPDM is no accident—for industrial and commercial buildings, EPDM roofing has stood strong against all of Colorado’s chaotic weather.
We know what EPDM can do because we’ve installed, repaired, and maintained these roofs for many of Colorado’s landmark buildings…
Browse our case studies to learn more about our past work, and why Colorado business owners choose Arapahoe for all of their roofing needs.
Make your EPDM roof last 30, 40, and even 50 years with some help from your local roofing pros at Arapahoe Roofing.
With warranties lasting as long as 30 years for EPDM roofs, long-term quality is at the forefront of our service.
But, quality means nothing without a team of roofing experts...
And that’s where our warranty & repair services make all the difference.
Modern EPDM warranties often include coverage for wind, hail, and puncture damage, making them an even more attractive choice for commercial use…
It all depends on how well you maintain your roof. Commercial roof warranties frequently require regular maintenance to remain valid—that’s why we’re here to make maintenance easy.
With annual inspections, maintenance, and repairs, you can make sure your EPDM roof warranty has you covered while ensuring your roof lasts as long as possible.
With Arapahoe, getting the most bang for your buck has never been easier. So, contact us today to learn more about maintenance, warranty, and repair services, or schedule your free estimate now!
So, why does EPDM continue to be a top choice for both new construction and replacement roofing systems? To answer this, let’s take a look at its physical properties.
EPDM is an elastomeric polymer synthesized from ethylene, propylene, and a small amount of diene monomer. It becomes EPDM when compounded with a variety of processing oils, stabilizing agents, and a carbon black finish.
There are three particular ways EPDM can be secured to your roof deck:
EPDM is manufactured in large sheets that vary in length (up to 200 ft.). Because of its thermoset membrane, EPDM can be stretched and still maintain its shape for decades. The membrane comes in various thicknesses ranging from 45, 60, and 90 mils (thousandths of an inch).
EPDM’s unique physical properties make it versatile for almost any application, while its flexibility and longevity ensure you’ll have a roof that can last up to half a century.
EPDM is known to have the roofing industry’s longest average service life.
Like any other roofing material, an EPDM roofing system has both advantages and disadvantages—and we’ll lay out the details for you:
Don’t be fooled: You’ll never find the “perfect” commercial roofing system—every roof has its pros and cons… With that said, EPDM provides exceptional, all-around performance for almost any commercial building.
Deciding on the perfect roof for your commercial building can be tricky—so let us share the key factors that can make choosing EPDM the perfect option.
Most commercial roofs fall into two categories: flat roofing and low-slope roofing.
EPDM is an ideal choice for both roof types— so your decision doesn’t have to depend on choosing one or the other.
So, what else should you consider?
We know that a high price shouldn’t be the only way to get a quality roof. EPDM is one of the most affordable roofing systems out there.
You can expect to pay around $4 – $5.50 per square foot. That makes EPDM a bit more expensive than single-ply roofing (such as TPO), but still very budget-friendly in most cases.
Remember, prices can vary depending on certain factors such as roof size, membrane type, and old roof removal.
There’s a reason EPDM is regarded as the most valuable roofing system in Colorado. The low cost of EPDM and impressive durability in harsh conditions will keep a roof over your business rain, snow, or shine.