The material of choice for flat or commercial roofs is quickly becoming EPDM. Rubber, environmentally-friendly, and economical, EPDM has seen a surge of popularity for roof replacement and new construction. Shelby Roofing and Exteriors can install a new commercial roof in St. Louis that offers several benefits traditional petroleum-based roofing cannot.
Helping The Environment
Not only is EPDM typically made from recycled products, but the material is also recyclable. Once the product’s life has expired, it can be removed from the roof and reused for other purposes. This continuous cycle means the material never sees a landfill.
Efficiency Is Essential
Whether white or black, your EPDM new commercial roof makes your building more efficient and saves you money. White roofs reflect heat and keep the building cooler, and black roofs hold heat, which reduces heating costs in the winter. You’re helping the environment with recycled material and also reducing your carbon footprint by minimizing your energy requirements.
Flexible & Durable
EPDM lasts a long time. This quality is thanks to the nature of the material. The rubber expands and contracts with the building and the weather, so the seals remain intact. It’s also breathable without being permeable, which prevents the building envelope from trapping moisture.
Your new commercial roof or flat roof replacement should be able to stand the test of time while also being efficient and environmentally sound. EPDM covers all those and more.