How long has it been since you looked at the roof of your store, warehouse, manufacturing facility, or office building? How’s it holding up? If you don’t remember the last time you got it checked, it’s time to call our team at Gotcha Covered Contracting for a free inspection.
Do you know what type of roofing your commercial building has? EPDM rubber roofing is the top of the line. In fact, single-ply EPDM roofing membrane is the first choice for many business owners in and around Pittsburgh and Western PA. We can repair your existing roof or install a new EPDM roof if you need a replacement.
We’re a veteran-owned-and-operated local company specializing in commercial roofing services at Gotcha Covered Contracting. We serve the greater Pittsburgh area, including Cranberry Township, Allison Park, Wexford, and more.
Call us today at Gotcha Covered Contracting at (724) 581-8147, and we’ll get up on your roof and take a look, at no charge to you.
What Is EPDM Rubber Roofing?
EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a lightweight yet highly durable rubber-polymer blend ideal for flat or low-slope roofing installations. EPDM’s diene compounds give this rubber-membrane roofing extraordinary longevity, flexibility, resilience, and strength.
EPDM rubber roofs have been a staple in the commercial roofing industry for 50 years, and it’s easy to see why. With natural strength and flexibility, extreme weather and temperature resistance, and excellent energy efficiency, EPDM is the first choice for business owners throughout Greater Pittsburgh.
What Are the Benefits of an EPDM Roof?
Affordability, durability, and energy efficiency are only a few of the advantages of ultra-lightweight EPDM commercial roofing.
1. Affordable to Install
EPDM comes in large rolls or sheets, making installation fast and affordable. However, this material is not suitable for a DIY project. You’ll need a professional roofer with experience and skill to handle the job. Just give us a call, and we’ll handle every aspect of the installation from start to finish.
Although TPO and PVC systems are in the same single-ply rubber roofing family, they have more seams than EPDM and require a more complex installation process. With EPDM roofing products, customers can pick which installation type works best for them: ballasted, fully adhered, or mechanically fastened.
2. Quick and Inexpensive to Repair
EPDM has fewer seams than other single-ply membrane systems. Roofing seams are susceptible to leaks, which cause water damage. However, EPDM has a much lower risk of leaks—and if there is any damage, a quick patch and some adhesive will do the job nicely.
3. Energy Efficient and Sustainable
EPDM roofing systems come available in traditional black or pure white. They are among the most energy-efficient and sustainable choices for commercial roofs on today’s market. The EPA confirmed that EPDM roofs are highly effective for climate control. Ballasted EPDM systems can reduce rooftop temperatures by 30 to 40%. In addition, the rubber membrane is recyclable, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice.
4. Durable and Long-Lasting
Did you know that EPDM single-ply membrane roofs can last up to 50 years with the proper maintenance? The EPDM Roofing Association completed a study looking at five different EPDM systems between 28 and 32 years old. They found that every roof was still performing in good condition.
5. Weather and Temperature Resistant
Hail and high winds can cause extensive damage to standard roofing systems. However, since EPDM roofing is rubber, hail simply bounces off harmlessly. It also has superior wind, water, and UV resistance and can withstand extreme temperatures from -40°F to 300°F. EPDM is also fire-rated, making it an ideal choice for restaurants and other fire-prone businesses.
EPDM Roof Repair and Installation
Our team of licensed and insured experts at Gotcha Covered Contracting has provided the Greater Pittsburgh area with fast, affordable, and high-quality home improvement services for over a decade. We offer siding, gutters, and roofing installation and repair, including our recommended EPDM roofing systems.
Not only is EPDM commercial roofing durable, flexible, and long-lasting, but it’s also eco-friendly, affordable, and easy to install.
Call our office at Gotcha Covered Contracting today at (724) 581-8147 in Carnegie, PA, to schedule your free inspection and estimate.