EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber roofing is probably the most common flat roofing system being used in the US and Canadian commercial roofing market. The main reason this type of roofing is so popular is the price tag and potentially long life span. One major drawback to this roofing solution is that it runs into a lot of inherent problems that can’t be solved technologically because of how it was designed not to mention potential issues you get when it is not installed properly.
What You Need To Know About Rubber Roofing
Most flat roof homeowners find that their roofs start leaking quite unexpectedly after a few years since it was installed. This is usually because their rubber roofs were installed by roofers that are not knowledgeable or have not received special training. Some roofing contractors take on these jobs because they seem straight forward, simple, inexpensive to install and do not require specialized or expensive equipment.
As stated above, one of the main issues with rubber roofing is that it hinges on the workmanship of the roofing contractor tasked with the project. Incorrectly performing the installation or repair can significantly reduce the life span of your roof. Most roof installations are done by contractors that do not specialize in rubber roofing. This is because these unqualified roofing contractors can purchase the materials required for rubber roofing easily from roofing supply warehouses. They also do not need to have any special equipment or training which is why they take on these types of projects to get jobs for their crew.
To ensure that the seams are sealed correctly it is very important that proper steps and procedures are taken. This is especially true if the roofing contractor has no prior training in the installation of the flat roof. If the installation is not done properly, you can start to see leaks in as early as 6 months from when it was installed and will get worse and worse as time goes on.
• Pros of Rubber Roofing:
– Inexpensive (Relatively Low Cost)
– Quick Installation
– Potentially Long Service Life
– Low Maintenance
• Cons of Rubber Roofing:
– Effectiveness Depends On Roof Type/Slope
– Problems Due To Bad or Poor Installation
– Requires Specialized Rubber Roofing Contractor for Good Results
To know more about EPDM rubber roofing, contact Orlando Roofing Group. We are expert when it comes to EPDM rubber roofing installation. Want to know about EPDM rubber roofing cost? Call us now at (407) 848-1101.