EPDM Flat Roof Membrane Repair and Installation in Toronto and Southern Ontario
|EPDM roofing membrane comes in white colour helping the building to cool off when sun is shining. It may be considered a green product.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the life expectancy of EPDM membrane?
EPDM membranes are known for their exceptional longevity and durability. The synthetic rubber used in these membranes is resistant to the harmful effects of UV or ultraviolet rays from the sun, ensuring that it remains undamaged over time. When installed properly, an EPDM roof can easily last for more than 50 years.
Q2. What are the cons of EPDM rubber?
EPDM roofing, also known as Epode membranes, has a significant drawback when it comes to withstanding high temperatures. This vulnerability can pose a challenge for EPDM roofing systems. Additionally, these membranes are susceptible to ponding water, which can further compromise their durability. Another disadvantage of EPDM roofing is its proneness to punctures and tears, which can lead to costly repairs or replacements. Furthermore, EPDM roofs often lack aesthetic appeal compared to other roofing options. Finally, it is worth considering the installation cost of EPDM membranes when making a decision on roofing materials.
Q3. What is better than EPDM?
When comparing TPO membranes to EPDM, it is evident that TPO has a superior resistance to punctures. Moreover, the seam strength of TPO is nearly four times that of an EPDM adhered/taped seam. However, it is worth noting that, on average, EPDM roofing membranes have been shown to have a significantly longer lifespan than TPO.
Q4. What brand or manufacture do you use for EPDM membrane?
We may use different products from different manufacturers but we prefer Carlisle EPDM roofing membrane system.