Maintaining a commercial retail building is a costly affair. But if you own a commercial building, you simply cannot ignore its regular maintenance.
Roof maintenance accounts for a major percentage of the cost of maintaining your commercial property. Whether you are running a business or have tenants in the building, you need to make sure that the roof of your building is sturdy enough to protect the occupants from rain, storms, heat, and cold.
If you need to replace the roof of your commercial building, you will find a number of options to choose from. Different types of roofs are suitable for different purposes. Most building owners will look for a cost-effective and long-lasting roofing solution. Consider the benefits of an EPDM roofing system.
The Basics of an EPDM Roofing System
Constructed from synthetic rubber roofing membrane, ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a popular roofing system used widely throughout the United States, mostly in low-slope commercial buildings. EPDM roofs are highly durable and often last for more than three or four decades. You can also recycle the roofing material and produce tiles for use in making roofs or pathways. EPDM is available in two colors – black and white. However, this roofing material is available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. Since its introduction in the 1970s, the installation techniques for EPDM roofing system has not seen many changes. Installing this roofing system does not take much time and effort.
Durability of an EPDM Roofing System
If you can maintain an EPDM roof properly, it should last for over four decades. In comparison, roofs made of most other materials do not last for more than two or three decades. This is mainly because the synthetic rubber roofing membrane made from ethylene and propylene is highly resistant to heat, rain, and ultraviolet rays. EPDM roofs can withstand hailstorms, heavy rain falls, and high winds. If you live in extremely hot weather conditions, it is advisable to install a white EPDM on the roof of your commercial building. You can protect your building from absorbing excessive heat.
EPDM provides a cost-effective roofing solution. When you install an EPDM roofing system, you save in two ways. First, the cost of installing an EPDM roof is low. Second, you can save more on your ongoing repair and replacement costs.
Call Duration Construction at (314) 238-1357 to learn more about EPDM roofing.