EPDM Roofing Kansas City | Lionheart Kansas City
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, which is a synthetic rubber single-ply roofing membrane. EPDM has stood the test of time and the elements. It’s been field tested for forty years and has come out on top as the commercial roofing choice for building contractors, architects, and commercial roofing experts. So whether you’re trying to find the right commercial roofing solution for a new building or replacing an old commercial roofing system, call Lionheart KC and talk to one of our representatives.
EPDM Made To Be The Best
The combining of superior elements creates a superior commercial roofing product. This synthesized product is resistant to a number of different things: UV radiation, hail damage, wind damage, extreme cold, extreme heat and fire and mold. EPDM also can accommodate and, therefore, neutralize thermal shock and cyclical fatigue, two items that can create stress fractures in roofing material, either through differing temperatures amid the roofing system or repetitive wear and tear on certain parts of the system. In the commercial roofing business, RESISTANCE is NOT futile, but of utmost importance! EPDM has what it takes to flex with different climatic and temperature conditions, without “stressing” the material. It also has the ability to efficiently absorb moisture, so there are fewer problems with water pooling on roofing surfaces. This ability to absorb water also makes EPDM one of the best commercial roofing choices for low-slope commercial roofs.
EPDM can also come in black or white. Black EPDM contains an element that converts UV rays into heat, whereas white EPDM will be more highly reflective, due to the addition of titanium dioxide. The choice of black or white EPDM can be easily made, depending on where you live. Black EPDM will help lower heating costs while white EPDM will help lower cooling costs.
Long Life and Low Maintenance
EPDM, both durable and well-made, will have a long life as a commercial roofing system. It’s easy to repair, even as it ages. With minimal maintenance, an EPDM commercial roofing system will keep its integrity and flexibility for decades to come. Forty years of field tests have shown that EPDM can have a potential life expectancy of, at least, forty to fifty years. It’s no wonder why these roofing systems are so popular within the Kansas City metro area.
“Green Building” Pluses
EPDM is recyclable and, therefore, less of a burden on landfills. EPDM’s production and processing are environmentally-friendly. In commercial roofing, one way to measure environment impact is by determining the material’s embodied energy number. Embodied energy is the total energy required for the extraction, processing, manufacture and delivery of building materials to the building site. Energy consumption produces CO2, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, so embodied energy is considered an indicator of the overall environmental impact of building materials and systems.