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What Is EPDM Roofing?

EPDM stands for “ethylene propylene diene monomer” and is an excellent choice for all types of Denver residential and commercial buildings with flat roofs. It’s also commonly referred to as a rubber roofing membrane and is widely known for it’s durability and the black color of the material.

Choosing an EPDM roofing system for your property is agreat idea for Colorado property owners as the material is very effective at protecting from the high winds and heavy hail we commonly experience in the Mile High City.

The installation process is typically a pretty easy process compared to other roofing options, meaning a fast install and some savings on labor costs. The material of the membrane is cheap to manufacture as well and comes in many different widths and thicknesses to fit any type of roof to perfection.

If you need a great roofing option that will help keep your building insulated in the winter, EPDM is a great option. It’s cheap to install and can last for decades when you have our certified technicians at Overhead Roofing Of Denver handle the job.

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How is EPDM Roofing Installed?

EPDM is typically manufactured into sheets of 3-4 foot wide rolls for easy shipping and easy roll on installation. Our project managers will help you decide the best setup to install from the width of the rolls, to thickness needed for your specific buildings needs. There are many factors that will need to be considered before choosing what you need, so be sure to let us know your exact performance requirements to ensure we get you the best roofing system possible for your needs.

Once the job begins, we fully remove all of the old roofing system down to the decking and lean the entire surface area to prep the roof for the new system. Once clean, we install the insulation and fasten it to the roof deck securely. The amount and type of insulation that goes on your roof can play a big role in effectively insulating your building, from keeping hot out in the summer to keeping the warmth in during the winter so choose wisely when deciding on your insulation.

Once the insulation is secured by fasteners, it’s time to spread adhesive over the top of the insulation. The EPDM membrane is then rolled onto the adhesive in long strips across the entire roof and pressed down for a smooth sit. From there the seams are then heat welded to ensure a perfect air and watertight seal for excellent durability and protection.

To top all of this off, you can have an optional reflective coating applied to the EPDM roofing system. These are usually white in color and have reflective properties within the coating that will help keep your roof from holding too much heat during the summer months. However, the black EPDM will help keep the property warmer in the winter, so it is wise to consult with our teams before deciding to go with the reflective coating or not.

What are the Benefits of EPDM Roofing?

With how long EPDM roofing has been around, it has really shown it’s strength and effectiveness as a solid roofing material for flat roofs. Here are a few more examples to consider.

  • Price point: EPDM is usually the one of the cheapest roofing materials to manufacture and install on flat roofs.
  • Lifespan: The thick membrane has a long lifespan even under extreme weather conditions and heat.
  • Repairable: Many flat roofing materials are difficult to repair, but EPDM is easy to find leaks on and can be quickly repaired when the damage is minimal.
  • Wallet friendly: The black rubber roofing helps to keep the property warmer in the winter, saving you money on your heating bills. Combine this with great insulation underneath for an extremely energy efficient roof system.
  • Wind proof: When properly installed, EPDM membranes stick to the roof very well and won’t allow wind to get underneath which can cause problems.
  • Weather adverse: No matter what type of weather you can throw at this material, EPDM can withstand the harshest of both sides of the temperature spectrum without issue.

If you need a low cost, exceptional roofing material, EPDM is a solid choice for Denver property owners. Our certified roofing crews install every roof to perfection and up to manufacturer standards so that you can get the maximum warranty available when we install your roof so you can be sure your building is well protected.

How Much Does EPDM Roofing Cost To Install?

Every roof is unique with it’s own challenges that can make the job cost more. From roof access to prior damage, we will get into all of the main factors that effect the price of our roof installs.

  • Current condition of the roof decking and structure may need repairs before installing a new roof.
  • Overall square footage of the roof as well as slopes, eaves, flashing and more.
  • Do you want our 30 year leak free guarantee? If so you need an ice and water barrier installed.
  • Is the roof easy for our crews to access and are there restricted times we can access the roof?
  • Will insulation be installed under the roof system, and if so which type & thickness?
  • What brand and thickness of the EPDM material would you prefer to use?
  • Do you have any specific requests for us regarding our installation methods or anything else?
  • Number of protrusions on the roof such as vents, ridge vents, fans, solar panels, ac units, satellites, etc.
  • Are you looking for a basic warranty or the longest warranty possible?

We're Experts At EPDM Roofing Installations

Here at Overhead Roofing Of Denver, we pride ourselves in our unmatched quality of work at fair prices. Our clients have trusted us to install hundreds of thousands of square feet of EPDM roofing on their properties throughout the Mile High City over the years and we are proud to say they are all still happy customers because our work stands the test of time. If you are looking for the best EPDM flat roof installers in Denver, then give us a call today. We offer no cost inspections and estimates for our Colorado neighbors so call now to set up an appointment.