What is EPDM? (Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) It is a durable synthetic rubber roofing material used in low sloped and flat roof buildings. EPDM roofing is generally made of recycled rubber materials, making it environmentally friendly. It also helps to insulate your roof and attic―and cuts down on cooling and heating costs― which makes it economically friendly as well.
What makes EPDM such a great choice?
It is durable, flexible, lightweight and UV resistant.
It has few seams so it is leak resistant.
It's environmentally friendly.
It tends to be a lower cost option than other roofing materials.
This roofing material is great because it's not affected by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This makes it resistant to sun damage giving it a life expectancy of 20-50 years.
The disadvantages to EPDM is that the most common color choice is black which is heat absorbing. Of course, in Vermont this may not be a problem at all. Other colors besides black are available as well.
Blackrock Slate is happy to help you assess what is the best choice of roofing material for your specific needs!