April 04, 2016 21:19
One of ERA’s overriding goals is to ensure that our members’ EPDM products are used in the most energy-efficient manner. We want our customers to know that EPDM is one of the most sustainable roofing products used today by the construction industry, with long-term performance up to or exceeding 40 years. We also want our customers to be aware of recent developments that can help inform their roofing decisions: research shows, for instance, that fully adhered systems can deliver up to eight-percent energy savings when compared to a mechanically attached roof.
July 31, 2015 19:56
EPDM can be installed many ways including fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted. A fully adhered system, in its simplest form, means that the roof is being glued to the surface beneath it. The roofing membrane in a fully adhered system is usually held in place by employing the use of adhesives, hot asphalt or low rise foam. There are many benefits to a fully adhered system.
June 30, 2015 16:08
In light of the increasing frequency of severe hailstorms, the ability of a roof to withstand these storms has become a significant factor in roof system selection.