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Benefits and Features of EPDM

About EPDM

First introduced in the 1960’s, EPDM rubber (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is one of the fastest growing roof coverings in the world. In its typical form for roofing applications, EPDM sheeting is a cured, or vulcanized material and is thus classified as a thermoset. Simply defined, this means that the polymer's molecular structure is set as a result of heating during the manufacturing process. The chains of the polymer are joined together, or cross linked. By the time the finished membrane is packaged for shipping, it is fully cured. Uncured EPDM membranes are sometimes used for flashings; but this material will eventually cure as it naturally ages under the exposure to UV light and heat.

Why choose EPDM?

  1. Easy to install
    The simple installation of our one piece EPDM system makes it very popular to many and can be walked upon (light foot traffic) for maintenance needs.

  2. Flexible
    The flexibility and endurance of EPDM membranes is one of the reasons why it is becoming ever popular as a roof covering.

  3. Durable
    If you need a bit more durability our RESITRIX Self Adhesive EPDM and DuoPly Fleece Reinforced EPDM can be walked upon with medium to heavy foot traffic.

We believe our product is exceptional in both quality and performance, coupled with our excellent technical knowledge and first class after sales service, we are confident you will be satisfied with National Roofing and its product lines.

How EPDM compares to other solutions

  Felt Fibreglass EPDM
Will my roof covering last in excess of 50 years?
Is it enviromentally friendly?
Is it easy to install?
Will the covering have superior flexibility and high strength?
Can the covering easily contour to fit an unusual roof shape?
Is it easy to repair and can I do it myself?
Is it UV resistant?

Read General EPDM FAQ's ‣

Types of EPDM available

ClassicBond One-Piece EPDM
Read More About ClassicBond One-Piece EPDM ‣

Read More About RESITRIX Self-Adhesive EPDM ‣

DuoPly Fleece Reinforced EPDM
Read More About DuoPly Fleece Reinforced EPDM ‣

Read General EPDM FAQ's ‣

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