Purchasing a commercial building is a huge investment and you want to make sure your investment is protected.
The roof of your building protects from high winds, heavy rainfall, and hailstorms. It is important to make sure you keep the roof in good condition through regular maintenance and timely repairs or replacement. You may not bother thinking about the roof until you notice severe damage. For example, constant exposure to heavy rainfall can cause leakage in the roof.
One way to address this issue is by installing an EPDM roof over your building. Application of EPDM roofing is often used on low slope buildings. You can install a EPDM roof coating over your existing roof. If you are going to renovate your existing roof or are planning to repair parts of it, install EPDM roof coatings for increased durability.
Things to Know About EPDM Roofs
Made of synthetic rubber materials, ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a highly durable roofing material. The two main components of this roofing material are ethylene and propylene derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is sturdy yet lightweight, highly durable, thin, and attractive looking. You can install EPDM coatings on roofs made of almost every material. You will find these type of roof coatings in mainly two colors – black and white. They are also available in a wide variety of widths – ranging from around eight feet to fifty feet. When it comes to thickness, you have mainly two options – 45 and 60 mils.
- Durability – With an EPDM coating installed in your existing roof, you can extend the life span of your roof by a few years. You should know about the following features of EPDM roof coatings.
- Makes your roof weather resistant – EPDM roof coatings will help alleviate the impact of any harsh weather conditions on your buildings.
- Makes your roof resistant to heat and fire – This type of roof coating also helps in making your roof more resistant to heat and fire.
- Provides resistance to UV rays – Constant exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun may cause your roof to suffer long-term damage due to breaking apart of the chemicals. As a result, your energy bills may rise further.
- Biodegradable – EPDM roofs are made from highly biodegradable or eco-friendly materials. You can expect these materials to last for years.