EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment

Feb. 10, 2010
February 2010 Issue 95

EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment

What material can support a vehicle going 120 mph through a steaming desert and still be flexible at -45 degrees C. (-49 degrees F.)? For roofing applications, materials must also have a high degree of weatherability – especially resistance to water, pollutants, UV rays, and impact and general traffic resistance. Materials that meet these requirements are called elastomers.

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Elastomeric Roofing-EPDM
While built-up roofing (BUR) utilizes multiple layers of reinforcing and field-applied bitumen for the waterproofing, many MB systems use just two factory-coated sheets. EPDM goes even further.
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The Rundown on Low-Slope Roofing
Typically, low-slope roof assemblies like EPDM are composed of three interrelated components: the roof membrane, roof insulation, and the roof deck.
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Black vs. White Roofing
There’s much more to selecting a roof membrane than color—but it’s not a black-and-white decision.
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Duro-Last Vinyl Rib roofing system by Duro-Last
This system is ideal when the aesthetic appearance of architectural standing seam and the watertight performance of a single-ply roofing system are desired.
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Topps Seal by Topps Products
This seamless roofing membrane is made of nonporous, airtight rubber.
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AcryShield Roof Management ARM Systems by National Coatings
A cost-effective way to extend the life of your existing roof, this system can be installed over your existing roof.
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