EPDM rubber roofing is a single-ply membrane that lays flat on the roof’s surface. This type of roofing prevents water from seeping through the surface. The EPDM rubber sheets come in rolls from five feet up to 50 feet wide. A large roof can require multiple sheets of EPDM, which will have multiple seams; we make sure when we install that we make these areas watertight.
What is the benefit to a rubber roof?
Winters in Maine have demonstrated that snow and ice buildup can wreak havoc on low pitch roofs with asphalt shingles, even when ice and water shield underlayment products are used. A roof with a low pitch keeps snow and ice trapped, which allows ice dams to form. EPDM rubber roofs are recommended on roofs below a 3/12 pitch. These roofs can last from 15 to 30 years when properly maintained. Rubber roofing is strong and flexible, and it expands or shrinks with the roof as the outdoor temperature changes. Not sure if an EPDM roof is the right choice for you? That’s ok, just contact us for a free estimate to see it it is a fit.