EPDM Roofing Systems

EPDM Roofing System Benefits and Considerations

EPDM roofs are one of the most common and versatile solutions for commercial and industrial buildings. Firestone’s high quality synthetic rubber compound is the foundation for RubberGard™, the industries premium grade EPDM roofing membrane. With superior durability, flexibility and UV resistance, Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM is the smart roofing solution for any application. At Buxton Roofing, northeast Ohio’s leading commercial roofing company, it is important to inform our potential customers about their options, and what all of these different roofing materials and systems actually provide.

What is an EPDM Roofing System?

An EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) roofing system is a type of synthetic rubber, classified as a single-ply thermoset membrane. It is the most common type of thermoset roof membrane, and is seen as a very versatile and easy to work with solution. It is also known to be very durable and reliable.

There are a number of different EPDM roofing system benefits, including:

  • Durability – EPDM roofs last for decades, and have the longest expected life of any commercial roofing material.
  • Versatility – An EPDM roofing system can be used across nearly any type of commercial or industrial building or facility. They can be installed with several different methods depending on the application — fully adhered, mechanically attached and ballasted.
  • Ruggedness – From weather to temperature fluctuations or extremes, overall strength and ruggedness is one of the key EPDM roofing system benefits. They will hold up against the conditions, whatever they may be, including the harsh, wet and cold winters we have in northeast Ohio.
  • Affordability – EPDM roofs are very affordable in terms of cost per square foot, while also having minimal needs for ongoing maintenance, repair or replacement over its lifespan, leading to even greater cost savings over time.

Ready to get started with an EPDM roofing system for your building or facility in northeast Ohio?

Call Buxton Roofing at 330.966.9902 for a free estimate today.

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Buxton Roofing is proud to have earned the distinction of being a Firestone Master Contractor. High quality workmanship and a commitment to long-term roofing system performance are the attributes of a Firestone Master Contractor. This award recognizes the owners of our top achieving contractor firms in North America and Latin America who meet our criteria for determining the best of the best.


Call us today at 330.966.9902 to receive a free estimate from a quality commercial and residential roofing company in Canton, OH.