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10/29/2010

EPDM Study Reveals Performance and Longevity

 
EPDM Study Reveals Performance and Longevity

A recent study of roofing systems conducted on behalf of the ERA provides proof of the long-term performance capabilities of EPDM.  Each system examined with 30 years of in field service performed as intended.

Samples from EPDM roof systems were taken from five roofs in North Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin and tests were performed in key areas:

  •     Elongation
  •     Tensile
  •     Thickness XD (Cross direction)
  •     Thickness MD (Machine direction)
  •      Factory Seam Strength

The results were definitive: All of the samples had physical characteristics above or just below the minimum physical characteristics of 45-mil EPDM membrane being produced today.

The study is being continued with additional tests involving heat-aging the samples to investigate performance at prorated life spans of 40, 50, and 60 years.

“These test results of advanced-aged EPDM membranes confirm the results of earlier studies – that EPDM withstands the effects of climate extremely well,” says Mike DuCharme, director of product marketing for Carlisle SynTec and chairman of the board for the EPDM Roofing Association.

“The results also indicate that service lives of EPDM roof systems that are properly designed, installed and maintained can approach or exceed 40 years of service life.”

It’s important to note that the study was conducted on 45-mil membrane, and systems utilizing 60- or 90- mil EPDM could expect even more impressive longevity and performance.  For more details on this EPDM study, visit http://epdmroofs.org/research_resources/index.shtml#longterm.

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09/25/2014

A new study shows that switching natural gas for coal will not significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emissions being produced. 

09/24/2014

A new study shows the carbon emission reduction policies individual states have adopted are yielding results.

09/23/2014

A recent survey of industry professionals indicates that investment in energy efficiency projects will increase over the next year.

09/22/2014

Fort Carson in Colorado is well on its way to reaching the goal of net-zero energy by 2020. 

09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

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09/04/2014

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09/03/2014

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09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

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