Why Choose an EPDM Roof System?
Once you have decided to replace your commercial roof, the next decision you will face is what material to replace your roof with. These days, you have many different roofing materials that you can select from on a commercial roof. One of the materials that you may wish to consider is an EPDM roof system. Learning the benefits and advantages that this roof offers over other roofing materials can help you decide if you should select this roofing material.
One of the mistakes you can make when selecting a commercial roof option is comparing the lifespan of commercial roofing materials to residential roofing materials. Residential roofing materials tend to last longer, as residential roofs are sloped, whereas commercial roofs are flat. Most commercial roofing materials only last about ten years. EPDM is one of the exceptions. EPDM roof systems typically last 20 to 30 years when they are properly cared for and maintained. This is a notably long lifespan for flat commercial roofing materials.
Withstands Strong Weather Elements
Another benefit that an EPDM roof system has compared to other roofing materials is that it withstands strong weather elements. Outdoor elements can beat down on your roof, wear it out, and shorten its lifespan. EPDM roofing systems resist UV light, which helps to prevent the roof from becoming sun-damaged. These roofs also resist puddling and pooling, helping to prevent damage that heavy or persistent rain can cause. The roof is also strong, so it does not crack, ding or dent as readily as other materials in the hail. Finally, the roof can withstand both extreme cold and hot temperatures without cracking or becoming damaged.
As you go about selecting a commercial roof system, it is strongly recommended that you consider how much care and maintenance the roof will need. Some materials require more care and maintenance. If you are looking for a low-maintenance roofing option, EPDM may be ideal. EPDM roof systems need to be inspected twice a year, but outside of that, they need very little care and maintenance, making it one of the lowest maintenance commercial roofs on the market.
The final advantage of an EPDM roof system is that it is a low-cost roofing option. If you are looking to install a new commercial roof, you may be on a budget. Many businesses are struggling right now, and you may be in the same boat. EPDM roofing systems are one of the most affordable roofing options. Not only is the roofing system itself affordable, but the installation costs associated with the new roof, as well as the maintenance and repair costs, are also affordable.
Rosie’s Roofing & Restoration is here to assist you with all of your commercial roofing needs. If it is time to replace your roof or you need to repair or maintain your roof, we are here to help every step of the way. Call us today, and let’s discuss your roofing needs and how we can assist you.