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EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) single-ply membranes are one of the most cost-effective commercial roofing options available. In fact, those that were installed in the 1970s are still functioning well today. While EPDM formulations have stayed consistent for the past 40 years, major manufacturers are committed to unceasing product innovations to meet the changing demands of the industry.

A closer look at the history of EPDM roofing:

Tracing the Roots

The first area of improvement during the 1980s was in EPDM seaming technology. Liquid adhesives were replaced with self-adhering components to enhance the roof’s performance and minimize the reliance on contractor workmanship. As a result, the problematic areas like the flashing became more resistant to water infiltration and other issues.

Following over 15 years of testing, 90-mil EPDM commercial roofing systems were introduced to the market. They have since redefined the roofing industry. They offer the thickest layer of waterproof protection, making them highly resistant to punctures, high winds, and other harsh conditions. Due to their proven performance, they now come with 30-year warranties.

Modern EPDM Roofing

Today, white EPDM membranes are available to address energy efficiency problems. Along with the high-performance qualities of traditional EPDM, they come with a highly reflective and eco-friendly surface to drive your building’s comfort levels up and your utility costs down. Additionally, they feature titanium dioxide to reflect harmful UV rays. This results in a more durable and sustainable roof that will provide many years of protection and cost savings.

For a smooth and efficient commercial roof replacement, turn to the experts at A-TEX Roofing. With our deep knowledge and vast experience, we ensure outstanding results. If you’d like to learn more about EPDM roofing, give us a call at (210) 399-1117. You can also ask for a free inspection. We serve residents throughout San Antonio, TX.

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