All Systems Roofing

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The roof is your facility’s first defence against damage from the weather, UV rays, and wind-carried debris. It is vital to have the proper roofing for your structure, and EPDM is a popular type among many home and business owners. 

EPDM Systems primarily consist of ethylene and propylene. It is a synthetic, vulcanized rubber that stands up to UV rays, weather conditions, and other risks. This roofing rubber is accepted throughout the roofing industry as a material that is appropriate for immediate, long-term, and sustainable applications and is an ideal roofing material for flat roofs.

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What Options Exist With EPDM Roofing Systems?

Our EPDM roofing comes in two thicknesses (45 and 60 mils) and in two types (reinforced and non-reinforced). The best thickness for your buildings is influenced by the amount of debris that threatens your roof. 

The reinforced version includes polyester fabric that provides extra strength. The non-reinforced option is lighter, and it is still a durable roofing material. 

There are three ways to apply the rubber membrane:

  • Fully Adhered: The roofing material is glued directly to the material below. This method of fastening the rubber membrane to the roof is more expensive and labour-intensive. 
  • Mechanically Fastened: This is the most common method of installing EPDM roofs. The membrane roll is spread across the roof and attached with screws. The edge of the applied membrane roll is covered with the overlapping edge of the next roll. The roof is then made watertight with a heated treatment that welds the overlapping layers together.  
  • Ballasted: Rocks or concrete pavers are used to hold the EPDM in place. Ballast adds another layer of protection from hail, debris, and UV light. 

Common Roof Problems

While roofs tend to last for many years, they are not immune to the problems caused by external threats:

  • UV rays from the sun, snow buildup, and ice can cause a lot of damage to the roof. 
  • Powerful winds and gusts can lift the edges of roofing materials, sometimes leaving behind exposed areas. Windblown hail can cause a lot of damage that is sometimes hard to see from the ground. 
  • Heavy tree branches may snap off trees and scrape along the roof. Overhanging limbs could cause damage, introduce pests to the building, or provide a path for moisture. 
  • Windblown debris, such as dirt, pine needles, and leaves often collect in the gutters and downspouts, as well as any vents or fans on the roof. This buildup often leads to ice dams and traps moisture on the surface of the roof. 
  • Birds, squirrels, bats, raccoons, and other animals and insects damage vent covers, roofing materials, and attics. These pests sometimes introduce other pests, such as insects, to your roof. 


When your roof shows signs of damage and disrepair, contact All Systems Roofing experts to upgrade your roof using EPDM roofing. 

Why Choose EPDM?

There are several advantages to using EPDM roofing, including the relatively low cost of installation and repair. This roofing system lasts longer than most others, often reaching lifespans of 30 years or more. The roofing system is quick and easy to install and is lighter than other roofing materials, which reduces the stress on the structure of your buildings. 

If you’re ready to replace or upgrade your existing roof, now is the time to contact All Systems Roofing. Get specific answers to your questions through our online contact form or give us a call today!

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