EPDM Flat Roof Repair
The most distinct difference between EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and other roofing systems like it (TPO and PVC) is that it is installed with glue/adhesive. Then the edges are mechanically fastened using nails. Of course heat sealed seam tape is placed along the seams helps to ensure the roof is watertight so welding is not required. Some can see this as a benefit or disadvantage, but these seams are areas that could cause a potential problem.
Before moving forward with repairs you should have your EPDM roof membrane inspected by a professional. Also taking a look at the seams and edges is a helpful way to detect an issue. Keep in mind though that just because that is where the water is pooling or coming in to the building that does not mean that that is the area that needs to be fixed on your EPDM roof. An infrared roof scan can pinpoint the origin of your leak providing you with the exact location of your problem and the area of the EPDM membrane that requires repair.
Repairing a single-ply roofing system can be a simple process however there are contractors who find working with a rubber membrane to be difficult and may take on a job with only basic training how to repair it. Look for a roofing contractor with proven experience in repairing an EPDM roof. It is always disappointing to arrive at an emergency repair only to see that the damage was caused by an improper repair done previously by an inexperienced contractor.
If you have an EPDM roof that needs repair in the Toronto, Mississauga or GTA area or maybe just an inspection or maintenance, call us today. We will bring experience, quality, and a warranty to your EPDM roof.
What is EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofing?
One of the most popular commercial roofing options is EPDM roofing. Epdm roofing systems are lightweight and simple to install. It is a single-ply membrane like TPO and PVC made of synthetic rubber which has been improved over the years so that current EPDM roofing systems are incredibly durable, tear and highly puncture resistant while maintaining flexibility. EPDM roofs have superior resistance to extreme heat and fire, and ultraviolet radiation.
This type of roofing system is applied using a fully-adhered glue system, loose-laid with gravel or mechanically fastened. None of which require an open flame. The use of adhesive and nails to install results in the environmental benefits being reduced emissions from the amount of equipment needed to install it, there are fewer petroleum based product s and less landfill waste.
When proper insulation is used EPDM can also help to reduce your buildings heating and cooling costs.
Some argue that this type of roofing system is not the most aesthetically pleasing but then that is generally insignificant to a building owner. Alternatively, this type of roof is available in different colours like white grey or black and it can be manufactured in wide rolls to minimize the number of seams.
Single-Ply roofing systems are ideal for retro-fits because it costs less than a complete re-roof and is less intrusive. The job just needs to be done professionally.
Learn more about our flat roof repair services on other flat roofing systems.
- TPO Roofing Systems (Thermoplastic Polyolefin)
- BUR Roofing Systems (Built Up Roofing)
- Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems (Tar & Gravel)
- PVC Roofing Systems (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Choosing us to perform your commercial flat roof repairs is the right decision. We value our clients and believe in 100% customer satisfaction. We provide 7 year leak free, product and labor warranty. Stop waiting and repair your roof today!