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EPDM roofing is short for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing - otherwise known as rubber roofing. An EPDM roof is a single-ply membrane, meaning there is only one layer of roofing material. EPDM thickness ranges from 30 mils to 100 mils, with the most common thickness being 45 or 60 mils.
Relatively inexpensive, EPDM roofing has been common in the U.S. since the 60's, and is one of the most frequently used types of roofing materials for a low-slope or flat roof. EPDM roofing also features enhanced durability and versatility, and is typically considered easier to install, maintain and repair than most other types of roofing materials. Rubber roofing can give your company or home an inexpensive option when considering roof installations.
There are 3 standard procedures for EPDM membrane roof installation. First, there is fully-adhered membrane, which uses water or solvent-based adhesives to adhere the membrane to the roof base. Next, there is mechanically-fastened membrane, which is attached by mechanical means to the roof base. Finally, there is loose-laid membrane, for which installation requires that the membrane be secured to the roof base only at the perimeters or any point of penetration. Kirberg Company's epdm roofing ensures both quick and efficient installation and superb quality.
Typically, round river rock or concrete pavers are used during EPDM membrane roof installation to hold the materials in place. During installation, river rock is usually applied at a rate of 1,000 to 1,200 pounds per roof square. Pavers used for rubber roofing generally weigh about 20 pounds per square foot.
Contact us today at 866.547.2374 to learn more about Kirberg's professional installation of EPDM roofing and other roofing systems.