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Understanding Carlisle EPDM

The need for a new roof comes every 15 years or so, depending on the shape of your current roof and how much Mother Nature throws at it every year. When the time comes to replace your residential or commercial roof, look no further than the experienced team at Capital Construction. We serve the Boston, MA, area and beyond. Give us a call today for more information about our roofing services and why we use Carlisle EPDM for low-slope roofs.

What is Carlisle EPDM?

Carlisle EPDM has been used throughout the United States for the last 50 years. It is a resilient synthetic rubber membrane for buildings that have low-sloping roofs. EPDM is short for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. EPDM is energy efficient, time-tested, durable, reduces condensation, and provides rooftop safety for those working on the roof.

The Benefits of Carlisle EPDM

Carlisle EPDM has quite a few benefits that make it one of the most popular roofing products for buildings that have low-sloping roofs. If your building is looking to save on cooling costs, go with a light-colored EPDM to keep the interior of the building cooler during the summer months. If you need to save on heating costs, go with a darker EPDM to keep the interior warmer in the winter season.

EPDM has been a proven roofing product for more than 58 years. It boasts elongation, durability, resistance to hail damage, and protection from UV damage, which makes it the right product for your commercial or residential roof. 

Four Main EPDM Products Available From Carlisle

There are four main products from which to choose when looking into EPDM from Carlisle for your residential or commercial roof repair or replacement with Capital Construction.


This type of EPDM product is great for a roof that is either mechanically attached or fully adhered. Sure-Tough EPDM is an internally-reinforced membrane system.


If you are looking for the right roofing product for a re-roofing project or for new construction, Sure-Seal EPDM from Carlisle is the right option. This type of EPDM product is best for ballasted and fully-adhered roofing systems. It is also one of the friendliest contractor options on the market today.


FleeceBACK EPDM from Carlisle is the best option for commercial properties that are located in areas that see a wide range of problems from Mother Nature. It is able to withstand hail, it is wind resistant, and it prevents wind uplift. This product is externally reinforced.


If you are looking to keep the interior of your building cool, go with EPDM Sure-White. You will not compromise the performance of your roof to reduce your cooling costs when you choose Sure-White EPDM from Carlisle for your roofing project.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

The roof is the first and last line of defense for the interior of your commercial property when it comes to the elements and your utility bills. You need to stay on top of the health of the roof as much as possible. Be on the lookout for these signs that it’s time to replace your roof in Boston, Massachusetts, with the help of Capital Construction:

  • The surface of the roof is showing blistering
  • The roof is more than 25 years old
  • There are soft or uneven spots on the roof
  • There are weakened or missing flashings
  • Your utility bills have seen an unexplained increase
  • The walls or ceilings of the building have water stains

Never Ignore Roof Warning Signs

You should never ignore the warning signs your roof is showing you. Doing so can turn a relatively easy repair into a complete re-roofing of the building and a massive expense. Aside from a major expense and a large undertaking, ignoring roofing problems can also lead to health issues for you and your employees. Mold and mildew can begin to grow inside the building, which can make it difficult to breathe for those who have asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

The Capital Construction Roofing Process

When you call Capital Construction for a consultation, we will send a rep to your location to conduct a full inspection of the property. We will determine whether you can make a few minor repairs to fix the issues or if you need a completely new roof for your business or home.

If you need a brand new roof, we will explain all of the options available, including Carlisle EPDM and all of its benefits for your building. We will answer all of your questions, explain the contract, and schedule an installation date based on your schedule.

Why Capital Construction?

As you come to the realization that it is time to repair or replace your commercial roof, look no further than the experienced team at Capital Construction in Boston. We have decades of experience providing clients with repair and replacement services for windows, doors, roofs, gutters, and other areas of construction. We offer a no-pressure sales process and communication every step of the way. One of our happy customers, Robin K, had this to say about working with us:

I have never worked with a construction company before and working with Capital Construction was a great experience. I liked the presentation that the salesman gave. It was very informative and there was no pressure. I was concerned being a single women with no experience. They started a day early, which surprised me and worked through the over 90 degree temps. My porch looks great. An electrician that I had working here saw the porch and asked me who I was using because he needs a new deck. Hopefully he’s called them. I will use them again for my next project and recommend them to whoever asks!

Call Capital Construction Today

Stop ignoring the warning signs that your home or business needs a new roof. The longer you ignore these signs, the worse the damage can be to the interior of your building. Let Capital Construction replace your roof with Carlisle EPDM today. Call our office at 617-676-2371, or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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