While EPDM still requires the care and expertise of a licensed contractor during its installation, it is one of the easiest roofing systems to apply – even for roofs with irregular layouts. This ease of installation is why EPDM is one of the most affordable options on the market. The easier a roof is to apply, the more you save in time and materials! It’s why you should always work with a contractor that is as highly-trained as those at ProCraft Exteriors: they’ll know how to cut costs without cutting corners! And for any business owner with a budget, that’s the best of both worlds!
Now, one of the biggest challenges that EPDM can create for property owners is that the they can heat up and raise the cooling costs of a business. The black rubber absorbs a lot of sunlight, heating up your building, and raising the cost of your utility bills. So while EPDM is extremely affordable, this might be a “hidden cost” of rubber roofing that property owners should consider. You can also talk to your ProCraft Exteriors contractor about using a white EPDM roof, which is more reflective and might save some additional heating/cooling money.
While EPDM is water-tight, like any roof, overtime it can develop leaks. EPDM has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years, so problems can arise as it sustains damage or nears the end of its life. These issues largely revolved around the seams used in this type of installation, which are more vulnerable to splitting than the heat-welded seams used in flat roofing alternatives, such as TPO and PVC. Of course, with ProCraft Exteriors, the EPDM roofing on your property will be guaranteed leak-free for up to 10 years, but if you’re interested in a roofing system that will be longer lasting, it might be worth exploring the benefits of some of our other roofing systems.