Reasons to Use EPDM Rubber Roofing

Getting a new roof for your home or business is a big decision. Your roof should last for decades to come, so it’s important that you choose the right type of roofing material. EPDM rubber roofing is a type of roofing material that has been popular in the UK for quite some time, but it’s finally starting to gain traction in the US too. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why EPDM rubber roofing is the right choice for your home or business! 

Long Lifespan 

EPDM rubber roofing has a 50-year life expectancy with proper maintenance. Considering some other roofing materials only last 15-20 years, that’s pretty impressive! Choosing a roofing material with a long lifespan means you won’t have to go through to mental or financial stress of a roof replacement for decades to come. 


Cost is one of the most important factors when choosing a roofing material. Considering most people don’t have money for a new roof just laying around, finding an affordable roofing option is important. Rubber roofing is extremely affordable when you consider the cost of materials and installation versus how long the roof will last. 

Ease of Installation 

Rubber roofing is easy for roofing contractors to install using roofing adhesive. The easy installation not only helps to keep costs low, it also helps speed up the installation process so you can enjoy the finished product sooner! No matter where you’re located, you should be able to find a roofing contractor who has experience installing rubber roofing. 

Easy Maintenance

EPDM rubber roofing requires little to no maintenance at all. The roof should be inspected annually and debris should be removed from the roof surface as needed, but that’s it! You won’t have to waste precious time maintaining your roof for it to continue performing well year after year. 

Eco-Friendly Roofing 

Customers care more than ever about how their purchasing decisions impact the environment. Purchasing EPDM rubber roofing is something you can feel good about. It’s considered a sustainable, eco-friendly roofing option. The installation process produces minimal waste. In 50 years when it’s time to replace, the rubber can be sent to a recycling plant instead of a landfill. If you’re installing an EPDM roof on your commercial building, clients and customers will love to know that your business is making eco-friendly choices! Using sustainable materials can even be used as a marketing tool once your new roof has been installed. 

Contact Salemi Exteriors today to learn more about getting a rubber roof installed on your home or business! Our team can provide a detailed price estimate, explain how rubber roofing works, and answer any questions you have before getting you on our installation schedule. 

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