There are numerous commercial buildings around the Twin Cities area, and they come in all sizes and shapes.  But they all have one thing in common:  they need to have an easy-to-maintain, durable, and cost effective roof in order to function properly. Whether the roof is a highly-sloped one or just a box-shaped flat one, the roof needs to be covered with a high quality material.  For many commercial roofing applications, that material is EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, if you're into chemistry).

What Is EPDM Roofing?

EPDM roofing is mostly used in mostly commercial flat or low-slope roofing projects, although it does have some residential applications. It is a synthetic rubber polymer that is put on in sheets. It can be single ply or reinforced with internal fabric. It has come to be one of the largest and most durable roofing system that includes tapes, hangers, adhesives and so on that can make installation and care easier.

Why Choose EPDM?

If you own a commercial property, choosing the right roof for your building is extremely important, since that roof is your building's first line of defense against the elements.  With EPDM you’re able to get the protection your building needs, no matter what shape it is. EPDM roofing can block UV rays from the building and withstand many different climate changes without having to worry about it breaking down with time. It is also waterproof and flame resistant, which makes it safer for the building and everyone inside it. Quality EPDM roofing is able to withstand weather and abrasion that comes with heavy rains, hail and some of the biggest storms.

EPDM is easy to maintain, and roofers who have been trained in its installation find it goes on clean and easily since it comes in big sheets which are then adhered to the roof. Generally, there are no other layers that need to go down under or over it, and then it can be secured with specially made fasteners.

It is a sustainable roofing material choice to make. The installation and repair needed will generate very little waste, which means less trash going out into the landfill.  Its expected life exceeds 40 years, so you can be sure that it is a long lasting roofing option to go with. There are no hazardous chemicals or materials that are used in making it or installing it onto the roof.

If your commercial property needs a new roof, give us a call.  We can also install metal roofing, which is a great option for low-slope roofs.

At Quarve we are a licensed MN roofing contractor, and we provide roofing solutions for both homes and commercial properties in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.  Speak with us here at Quarve to learn more regarding commercial roofing options for your business. You should have a durable, sustainable roof that looks good and is able to keep the building in working condition.