With the EPDM technology we utilize today, we can make a roof perform.

Studies show 50-75 years !!

Some of the earlier failures of EPDM were due to seam failure. The difficulty was in creating long-term seams. The National Roofing Contractors Association’s Project Pinpoint showed seam failures to be the No. 1 complaint with EPDM. After many steps in evolution – including an in

famous experiment with non-penetrating fasteners – butyl based tapes have become the industry standard since their introduction in the 1990s.

Tom Hutchinson, a roof consultant based in Chicago and technical consultant for the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA). He’s been on roofs he’s specified 15 years earlier that are leaking, but fixable. “The membrane itself was in great shape,” he says. “You don’t have to replace the roof. Just repair the seams and replace the base flashing.”

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