The greatest test of any construction material is how it performs under actual field conditions. Field application has shown EPDM to have the roofing industry’s longest average service life. Characteristics that contribute to this performance include:
- Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
- Proven hail resistance
- High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
- Thermal shock durability
- Ultraviolet radiation resistance
EPDM’s high resistance to wind damage has also proven to be an increasingly desirable attribute. These roof systems can be designed to meet a variety of wind uplift criteria from Factory Mutual, including 1-60, 1-90, and 1-120 ratings and greater.
White EPDM combines the high-performance standards of traditional EPDM with a highly reflective, environmentally friendly surface designed to cut energy costs. In addition to the oils and the polymers used to make an EPDM membrane, another ingredient is added to the mix to enhance UV resistance. With white membrane, in lieu of carbon black, titanium dioxide is typically used to reflect UV rays and prevent it from attacking the polymer. EPDM can reduce air-conditioning costs without sacrificing durability of the roofing system. Because of its reflectivity, white EPDM is installed using mechanically attached or fully adhered systems.
Clearview Construction has the best crews, estimators and a proven track record of service to provide you a quality installation of EPDM sysems.