How do you maintain an EPDM roof?
EPDM roofs have fewer seams due to the availability of wide rolls of the material. Regular inspection and maintenance of an EPDM roof would include inspecting the seams, edges and flashing for signs of shrinkage, cracks, or long-standing water. EPDM roof repairs are generally quick and easy if caught early. Minor repairs might involve sealants, where larger repairs might require a patch. Proper surface preparation is key to ensuring the repairs last, and for this reason, you’ll want to make sure you have reputable commercial roofing contractor like Prime Roofing. In Colorado, inspections should be done in the late spring and early fall.
Is EPDM hail resistant?
EPDM roofing systems have been successfully tested to 3″ hailstones. A qualified commercial roofing installer can employ techniques to increase a flat roof’s ability to sustain severe hail storms such as commonly seen in Colorado. If you are considering a new EPDM roof, talk to the roofing experts at Prime Roofing for the highest quality EPDM installation to stand up to Colorado’s frequent and severe hail storms.
How long should an EPDM roof last?
When professionally installed and maintained, an EPDM roof should last approximately 40-50 years. In a study by the EPDM Roofing Association, 5 roofs between 28 and 32 years old were analyzed and assessed to be performing “like new.”