EPDM Roofing

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Roofs (EPDM)

Carpentier Roofing is EPDM Mulehide Certified

EPDM, or rubber roofing systems, consist of three types of installations. Totally adhered membranes are glued to a mechanically attached insulation board. Mechanically attached membranes are screwed to the substrate insulation directly, while a ballasted system is loose laid and covered with rock.

EPDM Benefits
  • Flexibility in design and installation
  • Lightweight in some cases
  • Ease of installation
  • Easy to locate punctures (adhered and mechanically attached)
EPDM Drawbacks
  • Low puncture resistance
  • Inherent shrinking of membrane
  • Black membrane heats up considerably
  • Many inexperienced contractors install it, as no equipment is required
  • Odor associated with solvent-based glues and primers
  • Extreme difficulty locating punctures in ballast or re-roof