EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofing has been used on commercial and residential roofs since the 1960s due to its ability to withstand extreme temperatures, ultraviolet rays from the sun, weather conditions like hail storms and heavy snowfall, and exposure to chemical such as acids and alkalis. It's no wonder so many South Jersey businesses choose EPDM roofing for their buildings.
EPDM roofing can be installed on your South Jersey home or commercial building in several ways – either fully adhered with adhesive or mechanically attached with fasteners - making it easy to install over an existing flat or low-slope surface such as asphalt shingles or metal roofs, without having to tear off layers of material beforehand. This saves time and money during installation compared with other types of materials such as asphalt shingles which require additional labor costs when tearing off old layers before new ones can be applied.
EPDM provides exceptional waterproof protection and it's resistant to tearing, shrinking and cracking. This durable composition makes EPDM roofing an ideal choice for South Jersey commercial buildings, especially those located in wet areas such as the Jersey Shore.
EPDM roofing is also energy efficient. The black rubber membrane absorbs the sun's heat, allowing it to work as an insulation layer that helps to keep the building's interior warmer during the winter months. This results in reduced heating costs for your South Jersey business, as well as cooler, more comfortable work environment.
Due to its closed cell structure, EPDM roofing offers excellent insulation properties, so less energy will escape through the ceiling of your South Jersey home or commercial building, reducing energy costs spent on heating and cooling of your South Jersey home or business. EPDM roofing can also reduce noise levels inside your building by blocking out external sounds such as those from traffic, giving you peace and quiet in any room where soundproofing would otherwise not have been possible without expensive acoustic insulation.
In terms of maintenance and repair, EPDM roofing is quite simple. While it does need to be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis, most repairs are relatively minor. Repairs can often be made to EPDM roofing by simply patching over any damaged areas with additional sheets of rubber membrane without having to replace entire sections. And when it does come time for your South Jersey roofing contractor to replace the roof, EPDM's lightweight and durable material make it an ideal choice for fast, cost-efficient installation.
Not only does EPDM roofing for South Jersey homes and businesses offer superior protection, but it also provides great value when compared to traditional roofing systems, and is less costly to install and maintain than many other types of roofing materials, including TPO roofing. Because the EPDM membranes come pre-manufactured, they don't need to be cut on site, which saves time and effort during installation. Additionally, because EPDM roofing is comparatively lightweight, fewer workers are required to get the job done quickly and efficiently, thus reducing labor costs.
ABC Group Contractors are experts in South Jersey EPDM roofing. Call us today at 833-ABC-2539 for information about our South Jersey EPDM roofing services. We also work in the entire state of New Jersey as well as some parts of Pensylvania.