Longest Lasting Commercial Roofing Product In The Industry… Bar None
Sus-tain-a-ble [suh-stey-nuh-buhl] adj. Pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability.
Characteristics that contribute to EPDM’s overall system performance include:
• Long-lasting performance
• Outstanding weathering characteristics
• Unmatched resistance to ozone, UV radiation and cold cracking
• Dimensionally stable
• Limited environmental impact
• Low life-cycle cost
Longest Average Serviceable life: As environmentalists and code regulators place more emphasis on the sustainable performance of building materials, EPDM continues to be the commercial roofing material that stands the test of time. 45 years of empirical experience in field applications has shown EPDM to have the commercial roofing industry’s longest average service life, according to the latest study provided by ERA (EPDM Roofing Association). ERA tested installations 28-32 years of age. The study shows that all of the aged EPDM roof samples taken have physical characteristic properties above or just below the ASTM minimum properties required of newly manufactured 45-mil EPDM membrane, and estimated them to exceed 40+ years of serviceable life.