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What is EPDM Membrane and Why Does it Provide Long Service Life?

Updated: May 16, 2023


What is EPDM Membrane?

When you have a new commercial roof installed, you want it to last a long time, and roofs made with EPDM membrane certainly meet these expectations. You may be thinking, "What is EPDM Membrane?" Let's answer that question for you!


EPDM membrane is a popular roofing material made from ethylene and propylene. When combined, they create a durable and highly stable synthetic rubber sheeting that withstands even the harshest climate conditions.


EPDM is a dimensionally stable, cross-linked membrane that can handle severe swings in temperate and weather events. This naturally pliable membrane can absorb impacts, like hailstones, without cracking. Some materials have an elasticity of more than 300 percent.


Long-Term Performance

Studies on the effects of long-term weathering on EPDM membranes are conclusive – EPDM roofs perform well, even roofs that are over 30 years old.


These studies show EPDM roofs withstand extreme weather and a variety of climates and can have a nearly 40-year service life. That’s a good return on your investment.


Roofing Installation and Maintenance Services

For nearly 100 years, United Materials has installed and maintained commercial roofs throughout Colorado and the West. Our commitment to quality and customer service is unrivaled in the roofing sector.


Our highly-trained technicians have a wealth of broad-based experience installing and maintaining commercial roofs. Because every roof is different, we approach each roof as a unique project and use the materials and installation techniques that result in the best roof for the building.


The roofing experts at United Materials strive to design the most economical and durable roofing solution. Whether it’s a new roof or a repair, our goal is the same - to exceed customer expectations.





EPDM Membrane Roofs Provide Long Service Life


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