Whenever we approach a commercial roofing project we’re always highly aware of the fact that the choice of materials roofing matters just as much, if not more, than it does for a residential roof. This is because commercial roofs have to withstand the same types of stressors as residential roofs, such as the variable New England climate and harsh winters, but usually on a much larger scale thanks to their slope, shape and size. What this means is that commercial roofs must be constructed from the highest quality materials possible.
Most commercial roofs will have a lower slope than residential roofs and oftentimes they will even be completely flat. In addition to this, commercial roofs will often have a massive area and an irregular shape. This is why whenever it comes time to replace or repair your commercial roof, you should always look for high quality materials to use for the project. One of our favorite options for commercial roofing here at Eagle Rivet is EPDM. We like EPDM because it is great at withstanding the wide range of weather we’re subject to here in New England. Harsh winters have always come with the territory, but in recent years New England has experienced Hurricane Irene, Super Storm Sandy and a number of other strong storms and weather patterns.
Many professionals would agree that EPDM roofing, installed by Eagle Rivet, would be the best choice for your next commercial or roofing project. And there are a lot of good reasons for it. We’ll go over a few of these reasons in detail:
EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer(M-class) and its a synthetic rubber which is utilized in a wide range of applications everyday. There’s a good chance you see EPDM all the time because, besides being a preferred choice for roofing projects, it’s also used for weather sealing on automobiles.
But why is EPDM so popular for commercial roofing projects? Well, EPDM happens to be completely waterproof and resistant to corrosion. In addition to this, EPDM was specially designed to withstand weather, ozone, extreme heat and to be highly resistant to polar substances and steam. But EPDM’s upsides don’t end there—it is also highly affordable given how high quality of a product it is. We think it is a great choice for any commercial property that is in need of a new roof, or roofing repairs. Here at Eagle Rivet, we use EPDM for countless flat roof industrial projects. But wait, there’s even more. In addition to all of the quality we’ve gone over there are still three more distinctly beneficial properties to share:
We’re proud to offer and work with the best EPDM brands on the market. Eagle Rivet has extensive experience working with the Carlisle Syntec and Firestone EPDM Roofing lines.
For the last four decades Carlisle Syntec has been producing single-ply roofing of an extremely high quality. While their entire product line is quality, their EPDM roofing systems are the best in the business. We love their X-Tenda Coat line of acrylic coatings, which complies with California’s Title 24 and are Energy Star Certified.
Firestone is usually associated with tire production—and rightly so. They’ve taken their work with rubber tire production and applied it to industrial EPDM roofing systems, creating high quality products such as their highly reflective AcryliTop EPDM Coating, which is great for white roofs since it reflects up to 68% of sunlight. That percentage is especially impressive when you consider that the EPA Energy Star standard requires only 30% reflectance.
If you’re interested in receiving more information about how Eagle Rivet can help you get a Carlisle Syntec or Firestone roof for your business feel free to contact us. We’re proud of our EPDM brands and we’re very experienced in their maintenance and installation requirements.
When it comes to your building’s roof, we know what you want is a high quality roof, that will last a long time and be easy to maintain. The EPDM products provided by Firestone and Carlisle Syntec deliver on all fronts. And when combined with installation and regular maintenance from Eagle Rivet, the last thing you’ll have to worry about is your roof.
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