EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an effective choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry in Georgia and Florida for over 40 years.
EPDM is is an excellent choice for commercial roofing solutions. As sustainable building materials continues to gain emphasis, EPDM continues to gain as a roofing system choice. EPDM is used as a covering for waterproofing roofs. EPDM does not pollute the runoff rainwater, which is a highly valuable trait if the homeowner wishes to utilize the runoff rainwater for daily water use. Many homes setup with with rainwater harvesting use EPDM roofing systems.
EPDM Performance Features:
Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
Flexibility in low temperatures
Thermal shock durability
EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene Monomer (M-class) rubber), a type of synthetic rubber, is an elastomer which is characterized by a wide range of applications.The E refers to Ethylene, P to Propylene, D to diene and M refers to its classification in ASTM standard D-1418. The “M” class includes rubbers having a saturated chain of the polymethylene type. The diene(s) currently used in the manufacture of EPDM rubbers are DCPD (dicyclopentadiene), ENB (ethylidene norbornene) and VNB (vinyl norbornene).