EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Commercial Roofing

Widely used in North America, this type of low-slope roofing is known for extreme durability and cost-effectiveness. EPDM, also referred to as “rubber roof”, is available in black and white colors and sold in various widths and thicknesses.

What is EPDM?

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing was initially introduced in the early 1960s and gained significant popularity in the 1970s, partially because of drastic price increases on asphalt-based roof systems driven by the Middle East Oil Embargo. The two main components of this membrane are ethylene and propylene. The chemical build of these membranes allows them to be highly robust and weather resistant.

EPDM roof installation by CentiMark for a manufacturing facility
EPDM roof being stalled
EPDM roof installed by CentiMark
CentiMark EPDM roof on a factory

Cost for EPDM Rubber Roofing

EPDM roofs are often the most cost-effective solutions for flat and low-slope roofs; however, your quote will depend on the installation process and additional components or rooftop details involved with your roof assembly.

Benefits of EPDM Roofing

Longest service life in the industry

Longest service life in the industry

EPDM rubber roofs may last up to 30 years with proper service and maintenance.
Lightweight and flexible

Lightweight and flexible

EPDM can be used in flat, low and steep slope roofs - an ideal roof-over solution.
Environmental impact

Environmental impact

EPDM roofs are recyclable. Also, depending on your climate, you may choose a black or white EPDM roof to maximize your energy savings.
Unparalleled resistance to the elements

Unparalleled resistance to the elements

EPDM roofs are known for their durability and ability to perform in various climates. The membranes have a high resistance to wind, hail, UV radiation, thermal shock and extreme temperatures, making it an extremely durable roof that will keep your roof watertight for years to come.

Installing EPDM

There are three ways to install an EPDM rubber roof: adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted. Each installation method has its own benefits and uses. An adhered system means the roof is glued to the surface beneath it. The most common EPDM system is mechanically attached, with fasteners that are screwed into the deck through the insulation. Ballasted systems are laid over the insulation and kept in place by smooth, river-washed stone or concrete pavers. 

Before and After

EPDM Roof Project at Milian

Milian, MI

A manufacturing facility in Milian, MI had a thirty-year-old roof that was at the end of its useful life. The roof replacement needed to be completed fast due to Michigan's winter temperatures. CentiMark switched the bonding adhesive to Cav-Grip to ensure there wouldn't be any delays due to inclement weather. Additionally, the facility could not afford any downtime so interior projection was installed to prevent any interference with the facility's operations schedule. Overall the CentiMark crew worked fast and communicated well to complete this successful project.

Before: EPDM roof

After: 60-mil EPDM Fully Adhered

Square Footage: 60,252

Why Choose CentiMark as your EPDM Roofing Contractor

Workmanship is more important to a good roof system than the materials themselves. Our mission is to keep our customers' buildings watertight, protect their properties and employees, all in concert with regular business operations. From inspection and installation to repairs and maintenance, we focus on workmanship and attention to detail, providing you a peace of mind with our Single Source Warranty that is backed by a multi-million dollar provision. Our dedicated service and production crews attend mandatory safety and installation training on a regular basis. This means your projects are OSHA compliant and completed by experienced, specialized professionals every time.

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