EPDM Roofing As a Sustainable Roofing Option

When it comes to commercial roofing, EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofing or more commonly known simply as rubber roofs is one of the most environmentally responsible materials currently available in the market. And with more and more manufacturers and flat roofing contractors being conscious about the plight of our environment, EPDM roofing has become increasingly popular.

What Makes Epdm Roofing Such a Good Choice for the Environment?

EPDM roofing has long been touted as one of the best, if not the best, roofing materials to consider if you want to be kinder to the environment. Many studies have assessed its environmental impact to be extremely low compared to comparable products. Here are just a few reasons why.

It Does Not Pollute Rainwater

As EPDM is non-toxic, it will not pollute rainwater. This means that when it rains, the water runoff from your roof will not affect the environment or wildlife around your building. Rainwater harvesting, which is a great way to reduce water bills, is also possible.

Reusability and Durability

EPDM roofing packs a one-two punch of durability and reusability to ensure that the environmental effect is minimal. Roof repair experts can easily remove old EPDM roofing and send them off to be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill. Recycled EPDM roofing can be used for things such as rubber mats used in parks and playgrounds, or even fuel to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Solar Panel Compatibility

Solar panels can be easily installed into an EPDM roof which cannot be said for other commercial building materials. It can be mounted by mechanically fixing them to the roof itself or by using a ballast to weigh them down.

From residential roof inspection services to commercial roofing installation and everything in between, when it comes to anything roof-related, turn to the experts over at Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (412) 200-5331 or fill our contact form today.

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