EPDM roofing, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer, is a rubber roofing system that is tough, durable, and long-lasting. But like any roofing material, there can also be drawbacks. While it is one of the most affordable and common types of roofing materials used in commercial roofing, it can also require lots of investments in repairs or upkeep over time. Consider these best options for EPDM commercial roof repair for economic benefits.
Silicone coating is when a silicone fluid is applied over the current membrane. Commercial roofers apply This silicone to fill in any openings or punctures in the existing roof to create a water-tight barrier. When applied correctly, this smooth coating is impenetrable.
A single-ply re-cover is when a roofing contractor creates a new roof that will adhere to the existing roof. A layer of cover board is fastened to the existing EPDM, and then a new roofing system is rolled out and attached to the current roof. This can be more costly than silicone coating but is a great solution for bringing life back into roofs in disrepair.
Wind Vented System
A wind vented system uses the wind to vacuum-seal the roofing system. Roofing material is held in place by equalizer valves that use negative pressure created by the wind to hold the roof in place. This can be a great solution when a third layer repair is needed. Although more expensive than other roofing repair options, it is less costly than an entire roof replacement.
The most extensive roof repair option is a full replacement or tear-off. This is when the entire existing roof is torn off to the deck and rebuilt. This is the best solution when an existing roof is no longer repairable or heavy water damage has occurred. While expensive, it is the most beneficial way to make sure no leaks will occur.
For more information about commercial roof repairs, contact Certified Commercial Roofing.