Flat Rubber Roofing
If you have a low-slope or a flat roof, and are considering a new roof, or are about to begin a new construction project, speak to one of our roofing specialists with Capital Construction about flat rubber roofing. It may be a good roofing solution for your project. Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) roofing systems’ durability and long-lasting nature are a good choice for many roofs.
Why Choose Capital Construction?
We have over 20 years’ worth of experience, and in that time, we have honed our craft so that we can offer our clients the highest quality work so that their roofing projects offer years of reliability.
Our stellar customer service and excellent work establish lifelong relationships with our clients. We serve to serve again.
You can count on us for accurate, honest pricing. We make sure you understand what your project is going to cost before we begin, so there will be no surprises.
Roofs with Low or No Slope
Flat roofs, or those with very little slope, are commonly seen in commercial buildings. However, they are not unheard of in residential settings. Whether or not you choose a flat or low-slope roof will depend on the type of building or the architectural style. When installing a flat roof, EPDM can be the best solution.
Some roof styles, like gabled or hipped roofs, will not function properly if the roof is flat. Though, your “flat” roof is not entirely flat. They require a slight amount of pitch to allow for drainage, though it can be slight enough that it is nearly undetectable.
Even though flat roofs have a slight incline, standing water can still be an issue. For this reason, it is critical that your roof is installed correctly. This means choosing the right materials and the right installer. Capital Construction has you covered in both departments.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) Roofing Products
Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a roofing membrane that is a synthetic rubber that is made from oil and natural gas. It has been a popular roofing product for nearly 60 years. The single-ply product has several significant benefits.
The Benefits of EPDM
There are many reasons to choose an EPDM roofing system installed by Capital Construction. Some of the reasons to consider it for your roof are listed below:
In the Boston area, reduced heating costs are one of the most significant benefits of an EPDM. The black roofing product absorbs heat and reduces heating costs. This is important in our area, as heating costs can be three to five times higher in winter than the cost of air conditioning in the summer months.
Since the product is black and absorbs heat, it creates a safer roof. Its heat-absorbing properties mean snow and ice melt faster, and dew evaporates quicker. This reduces the amount of snow that accumulates on the roof, and it keeps the roof dryer.
Condensation is the enemy of a flat roof. EPDM reduces condensation and does a good job of eliminating problems that condensation would otherwise cause.
We provide quality seams using Carlisle’s Factory Applied Tape (FAT). This saves time spent on the labor required to complete your roof.
The pressure-sensitive flashings we provide offer better quality, more consistent seams. Electrical seaming equipment uses natural resources and requires a highly skilled applicator to prepare the roof using the exact speed, pressure, and temperature required. If everything is not done to perfection, false or cold welds are unavoidable.
Affordable Roofing Option
The low cost of EPDM makes it an attractive, budget-friendly option. They weigh less than many roofing options, which makes them easier to handle. This makes installation costs less expensive because the labor costs are less.
Long Lasting Durability
EPDM roofs last longer and perform better than many of their counterparts. They can last up to 50 years. Meaning your investment in flat rubber roofing is worth every penny in the long run. Not having to replace your roof for many years is definitely one of the best benefits of the product.
Energy Efficient Option
If energy efficiency is important to you, and if you reside in the Boston area is it, you will be pleased to know that a black EPDM roof can reduce the cost of heating your home since it has a tendency to absorb radiant heat. EPDM is the best flat roofing choice for the environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses the Tool for Reduction and Assessment of Chemicals and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI) to assess EPDM roofs. Their findings tell us that the roofs are some of the best you can choose for the environment. Their findings pointed to the following:
EPDM has the lowest potential for global warming
EPDM roofs have the lowest impact for acid rain
These roofs are the smallest contributors to smog.
Ease of Installation
EPDM is lightweight, and this leads to its cost-effectiveness. It is easy to install and does not require roof reinforcement because of added weight. Labor costs are reduced, and upgrading the roof’s structure is unnecessary.
The EPDM roofing system is available in rolls up to ten feet in width, with a length of up to 100 feet. The wider width allows for fewer seams. By avoiding more seams, you are avoiding areas where water could get in as well.
EPDM Roofing Systems Are Durable
If an EPDM roof is installed properly and adequately maintained, they are among the most long-lasting roofing systems around. You can expect up to fifty years of protection from the elements. It is considered the most flexible, even if temperatures drop below -40°C.
This added flexibility, paired with the fact that EPDM roofing systems do not crack, blister, or rot. These qualities add to its durability. Its durability makes it the right choice for many people who are installing new roofs.
Capital Construction Provides the Best in Flat Rubber Roofing
If you are wondering if an EPDM roofing system is right for you, reach out to us today. We can assess your project and give you all the information necessary to make an informed choice. Our installers are the best in the business and will do a stellar job installing your new roof.
Your roof will provide you with the following:
Environmental conscious building
Reach Out Today
Capital Construction is the right choice for your roofing needs. We offer factory-certified licensed applicators. We are licensed Carlisle Contractors, and we provide our clients with commercial or residential applications with a 10 to 40 warranty. Give us a call today to find out what we can do for you.