EPDM Roofing: The Superior Choice for Commercial Roofing in Connecticut


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.

Bristol Hospital EPDM flat roof

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:

  1. EPDM roofs are durable enough to stand up to harsh New England weather, no matter what season.
  2. We’re experienced with the major EPDM brands, such as Carlisle Syntec and Firestone.
  3. All of our key brands are the best in the industry because they’re made with state of the art, high quality materials.

What is EPDM and Why is it so good for roofing?

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:

  • EPDM is environmentally friendly.
    There are a number of reasons why EPDM is environmentally friendly. First, it can be constructed in white, which is a color that reflects the sun and reduces heat, thus lowering cooling costs for the entire building. Secondly, EPDM is 100% recyclable. Once it’s replaced it can be taken and precessed into something entirely different.
  • EPDM is cost efficient.
    Our manufacturers guarantee that EPDM roofing systems will last for twenty years. But we have found that EPDM roofs can last twice as long as that with regular maintenance. Factor in the long life cycle of the product with the decrease in climate control costs, and EPDM becomes the most efficient material on the market for commercial roofing projects.
  • EPDM is both flexible and durable.
    Not only is EPDM incredibly durable but its flexible too. That means, while other rubbers may crack and warp when wrapped around objects, EPDM has added elasticity that allows it to flex without being damaged. This also means that it won’t warp when faced with extreme moisture or dryness, making it a great option for harsh New England winters and the occasional summer dry spell. And thanks to its flexibility EPDM has great breath-ability, which means your building will experience a good level of air circulation without the threat of leaks.

Our Industry Leading EPDM Roofing Brands

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.

EPDM flat roof for Voltarc Technologies

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.

Your Commercial or Flat Roof

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.

EPDM Roofing Projects in Connecticut

New Haven Target Outlet Solar Array & EPDM Installation

Target Retail Outlet Universal Dr., New Haven, CT This solar panel

Stanleyworks EPDM Flat Industrial Roof Replacement

On the Stanleyworks flat roof, we replaced the old ballasted EPDM

Fairfield University EPDM Roof Replacement

To renovate this 25,000 sq ft roof, we removed the old

Trinity College EPDM Roof Repair

This facility at the Hartford, CT Trinity College received a complete

Trinity Life Sciences EPDM Roof Installation

For the Hartford, CT-based Trinity College Life Sciences building, Eagle Rivet

Saint Mary’s Hospital Firestone EPDM Roofing Installation

This difficult renovation took place at a busy urban site on

University Towers New Haven Roof Restoration

University Towers is a housing high-rise in New Haven, known for

Fairfield University Jesuit Center Green Roof

Fairfield University Jesuit Center The Jesuit Center building at Fairfield University