Commercial roofs are available in a wide range of materials, but some offer more benefits than others. If you’re looking into a new roof for your commercial building, an EPDM roof system is an excellent option to consider. Learn more about the advantages that this kind of roof offers.
What is an EPDM Roof?
This type of roof is made of an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer). An EPDM roof is easier and safer to install than other types of roofing, which helps cut down on costs. They also have a wide array of benefits.
EPDM roofs make great investments since they tend to last for many years. In fact, this type of roof system can last up to 20 or 30 years before needing to be replaced. As long as you keep your roof in good shape with routine maintenance and inspections, you can count on having it last for a long time compared to other types of roofs.
Resistant to UV Light
UV light can cause damage to many types of roof materials, causing them to wear out sooner. EPDM roofs are highly resistant to UV rays, which significantly reduces the risk of damage from this light. This quality makes these roofs a great option for commercial buildings in sunny areas.
Resistant to Extreme Weather
Adverse weather conditions, such as hail storms and wind storms, can cause a considerable amount of damage to commercial roofs. EPDM roofing holds up well under these conditions and isn’t likely to sustain any damage from hail, rain or wind. This helps lower the risk of repairs over the years.
Resistant to Extreme Heat
EPDM roofs are able to withstand extremely high temperatures that would normally cause problems for other roofing materials, such as warping. Considering how hot summer temperatures can climb, this makes these types of roof systems ideal for commercial buildings in Alabama.
All roofs require some degree of maintenance in order to remain in good condition. However, EPDM roof systems don’t need as much maintenance as other types of roofing. This low maintenance helps you save on costs over the years and provides you with a higher return on your investment. Since these roofs also typically have less wear and tear, as well as less damage, than other roofs, you’ll also have a lower need for repairs.
EPDM roofing is among the least expensive type of roof systems you can get for commercial buildings. Since these roofs are easy to install, you can expect installation costs to be lower. The material used in this type of roofing also costs less than other roofing materials.
Contact us at MG Roofing, Inc. today to schedule your commercial roof inspection and to learn more about our services.