Despite the fact that it’s not always seen as the best commercial roof, EPDM roofing is right up there with the best ones. Whether or not it can be considered “ideal,” the debate is on and many commercial roofing Aurora specialists think that it’s definitely superior to other roofing materials. Granted, there are a few very good reasons for that:
- EPDM is one of the longest lasting types of membrane roofs installed on commercial buildings. Compared to other commercial roofing installations, it can usually last for up to 20-30 years longer, sometimes even reaching an age of 50 years, if it’s properly maintained.
- You’ll also find that EPDM is environmentally friendly, so it will not only help you protect the environment but also help your business along by ensuring that you can gain all the benefits associated with having an eco-friendly building.
- Repairs are fairly easy, and EPDM roofing is not hard to replace when the time comes either. That usually translates in fewer repairs needed on a long term basis and less time and money needed to get them done.
Of course, EPDM roofing isn’t perfect, and you might find that depending on your needs, you have to choose another type of roof. Metal roofing is similarly durable and can perform better in certain climates. Also, EPDM is not an indestructible material and depending on how good its coating and how well the installation process went, it could be more prone to damage than you’d think.