Single-Ply Commercial Roofing
EPDM is an energy efficient, durable and globally trusted rubber roofing system
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is a synthetic rubber membrane used for low slope roofs and flat roofs. The dark material not only keeps your building is protected from the elements but also helps to increase your building’s energy efficiency. Other commercial roof systems L&M Roofing services include TPO and PVC.
Why Choose a Single-Ply Roof System?
Single-ply roof systems or EPDM rubber roofing can be more efficient than other commercial roof systems due to their lightweight, easy installation, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and long lifespan. Efficiency benefits of single-ply roofs will vary depending on the materials used and the design of the system. L&M Roofing has installed single-ply roof systems across Pittsburgh, Erie, Washington, Akron and Wheeling areas. We customize a commercial roofing system tailored to the needs of your flat roof.
Single-ply roofs can be designed to reflect sunlight, which can reduce cooling costs in hot climates. Additionally, some single ply roofing materials have a high R-value, which can improve insulation and reduce heating costs.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reflective roofing materials can reduce roof surface temperatures by up to 100°F (56°C), resulting in a reduction in cooling energy consumption of up to 15%.
Single-ply roofs require minimal maintenance, which can reduce the cost and hassle of upkeep. The materials are highly durable and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, such as high winds, hail, and heavy rainfall. This means that they are less likely to be damaged and require repairs. Also, single-ply roof systems are relatively easy to inspect for damage or wear, which means that any necessary maintenance or repairs can be quickly identified and addressed. And, single-ply roofing systems can be installed as a seamless membrane, reducing the likelihood of leaks and water damage.
Single-ply roofs are typically lighter in weight than other roofing systems. This can reduce the structural load on the building and potentially lower construction costs. This can be especially important for older buildings or those with weaker foundations. By reducing the load on the building's structure, a lightweight roof system can help extend the life of the building. A lighter weight roof system can also contribute to improved energy efficiency. For example, a cool roof made from a lightweight reflective material can reflect sunlight and reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the building, helping to reduce energy bills.
Single-ply roofs can have a longer lifespan than other roofing systems, extending the life of the building. A well-maintained and properly installed single-ply roof system can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years or more. To maximize the lifespan of a single-ply roof system, regular inspections and maintenance are important. This includes identifying and repairing any damage or wear, cleaning the roof surface, and ensuring that the roof is properly sealed and maintained. A roofing professional can provide specific recommendations for maintaining and extending the life of a single ply roof system.