EPDM Roofing in Chicago
As a team of certified roofing specialists, Labotz Inc installs and services EPDM roofing systems for both residential and commercial clients in Chicago. A modern roofing option for either new constructions or roof replacement projects, the EPDM system offers exceptional durability and lasts for decades when installed by licensed roofing professionals.
What is EPDM Roofing?
EPDM material is comprised of a single membrane of high performance synthetic material (elastomeric polymer diene monomer) that is combined with carbon black, processing oils and various stabilizing agents that allows it to stand up to the most extreme weather conditions. Labotz Inc works with trusted EPDM manufacturers to combine a superior roofing product with our proven roofing expertise that results in a rubber flat roof option that is cost effective, lightweight and easy to install.
EPDM Roofing Installation
Old roofing is completely removed prior to installation in typical installations. Labotz Inc applies a single ply membrane is available in large rolls that enables easy installation. Our qualified roof technicians weld seams with a hot air gun across the roof surface using a range of methods that include mechanically fastening, adhesives or ballasting that provide heavy duty reinforcement and superior protection for roof systems in commercial and industrial locations in Chicago.
How Long Does an EPDM Roof Last?
The single ply membrane of an EPDM roof will normally last for several decades with regular maintenance. Many of the first rubber roofs installed over 40 years ago are still in place with regular repair. The average life expectancy of an entire EPDM system (including original membrane and installation) is anywhere from 20 to 35 years. Ultimately, similar to most roofing materials, the longevity of an EPDM roof depends on a range of factors that include the specific structural characteristics of a building and the location and climate since rubber roofing is largely reliant on evaporation to clear water pooling.
EPDM Roofing Repair and Maintenance
Rubber roof systems are exceptionally easy to repair and require only basic cleaning with specially formulated detergents carried out a few times a year. Certified Labotz Inc technicians offer licensed inspections and qualified repair of EPDM roofing systems and are also fully equipped to provide in thorough roof cleaning which consists of brushing and sweeping the surface of accumulated dust and debris followed by the application of specialty cleaners that are strong enough to remove grime and grit yet designed to protect roofing material. If you have had a rubber flat roof for 10 years or more, ask Labotz Inc about EPDM protective coating applications that could extend the life of your EPDM system by several years.
A popular choice for low sloping roof systems on commercial properties in Chicago, EPDM roofing systems offer a range of benefits that include:
- Proven hail resistance
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- High resistance to high winds, hail, UV rays and abrasion
- Thermal shock durability
- Superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
- Easy to maintain and repair
Contact a Labotz Inc representative to find out more about quality roofing for your Chicago location.