Rubber roofs are also called EPDM roofs. They come in both vulcanized and non-vulcanized variations. Vulcanized roofing comes in sections called membranes. Non-vulcanized rubber roofing is a semi-solid rubber roofing that is used as a flashing for the cured membrane roofing.
In Mesa rubber roofs are common, like most places in the country. The difference is that these EPDM rubber roofs can boast that they have more than 40 years of installation history. Not all roofing systems we use today have stood the full test of time. EPDM stands for “ethylene propylene diene terpolymer”. When installed and maintained properly these rubber roofs have a life expectancy of 30 + years.
If you’re home or commercial location needs a new roof in Mesa you might be interested that EPDM is one of the most affordable roofing systems available. It’s not just cost effective to install, but it also and insulating properties that reduce energy bills. This means your company is using less electricity and therefore has a lighter carbon footprint. This helps businesses qualify for green initiatives and certifications.
Rubber Roof Advantages
Color Option – Traditionally EPDM was only available in black. In recent years building materials science has seen a rise in the benefits of reflective white roofing. EPDM is also available in white, so business owners can take advantage of this energy saving property.
Rubber Is Durable – Objects fall on roofs, usually tree limbs but hail storms can pass through your area and do some serious damage. Rubber roofing is not only resistant to hail damage, but thermal shock as well.
UV Durability – Some alternative roofing systems are not particularly ultraviolet light resistant. They become brittle and wear out with the intense heat and sun of Mesa, AZ. Rubber roofs are exceptionally good for resisting and weathering the intense heat and UV we get here in Arizona.
Rubber Roofing Climates
Rubber roofing is good for all climate types. In the northern states the traditional black EPDM rubber roofing adds to the overall insulation R-value to help keep the heat in during the winter time. Here in the southwest we are more concerned with the heat and air conditioning costs. So here in the hot southern regions of the United States highly reflective white EPDM rubber roofing is a better option. It still has a positive effect on the insulation R-values, but also benefits from the reflective properties. When sunlight hits the reflective surface a significant amount of energy is immediately reflected. This means there is less heat absorbed, and less heat the insulation must then control.
EPDM Rubber Roof Repair
Choosing a roofing system isn’t just about how it looks, but many times it is more important how long it lasts. This is especially true for businesses. Customers rarely can actually see the roof, so longevity is the key to a smart roofing choice. With EPDM rubber roofing regular inspections can help catch minor repair issues. Even larger EPDM roofing repairs help increase the lifespan of your roof, which means replacing it less frequently and saving money. Some of the larger repair projects of EPDM rubber roofing can be re-seaming joints, reattaching loose sections, and repairing roofing penetration.
Mesa Rubber Roof Installation
The professionals at Right Way Roofing has been installing rubber roofing in Mesa for decades. We can help you choose the most affordable, energy saving and durable solution for your home or business in Mesa, AZ. As a licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractor we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Give us a call today for roofing inspections, repair, and installation.