What is an EPDM Roof?

Whether it’s time to replace an existing roof or you’re looking for the right commercial roofing option for a new building, it’s important to make the right choice. After all, a commercial roof isn’t exactly a small investment, and you want to make sure you’re getting as much bang for your buck as possible. One great option for your commercial roof is a ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) roofing system. These systems are commonly used in low-slope buildings across the United States and the world. They are sometimes called rubber roofs, and they’ve been a leading choice in the commercial roofing industry for the past 40 years. As the name implies, they are made from ethylene, propylene and diene monomer, which makes for a strong, reliable roofing membrane that can stand the test of the time.

The Benefits of EPDM Roofs

There are so many reasons to invest in an EPDM roof for your commercial building. Here are just a few of the many benefits of going with an EPDM roofing system:

  • EPDM roofs are available in traditional colors, as well as reflective white.
  • EPDM roofs can withstand hail damage.
  • EPDM roofs are resistant to thermal shock.
  • EPDM roofs are flexible enough to withstand even the coldest temperatures.
  • EPDM roofs won’t deteriorate.
  • EPDM roofs can accommodate for structural movement without added stress on the roofing membrane.
  • EPDM roofs can withstand damage from UV exposure.
  • EPDM roofs offer incredible value for the money.
  • EPDM roof membrane comes in sheets as large as 50-feet wide.
  • EPDM roofs are easy to maintain.
  • EPDM roofs are long-lasting — typically lasting between 25 and 30 years.

With an EPDM roof, you won’t have to break the bank to get the quality and longevity you want out of your commercial roof.

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EPDM Roofing vs. Traditional Materials

One of the biggest advantages of choosing an EPDM roofing system over a traditional commercial system is the cost. EPDM roofs are very affordable compared to other roofing materials, and since it’s lightweight, it doesn’t require that any reinforcements be made to the roof deck.

EPDM roofs are designed for durability, and they can stand up well to scuffs and scratches. There are very few seams in an EPDM roofing system, and that helps to prevent leaks. But when leaks do occur, they are easy to repair. EPDM roofs also require very little upkeep, making them easier to maintain than most other roofing systems.

We Utilize Only the Best EPDM Materials

At Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors, we are proud to be your premier source for commercial roofing in Northern Colorado, and as such, we offer a variety of different options where roofing types are concerned. We also offer a variety of materials to choose from, but no matter which one you choose, you can rest assured that you’re purchasing a quality product because we only offer the best.


Versico EPDM roofing membranes are wonderful options for so many reasons. They’re durable, and they are designed for high performance. Versico EPDM roofs are made for long-term quality and strength, making them a wonderful investment.


Firestone has utilized their own rubber compound to create RubberGard™ EPDM, one of the industry’s best EPDM roofing membranes. The benefits of choosing RubberGard include flexibility, durability, longevity and UV resistance.


Carlisle has an innovative line of EPDM roofing membranes, all of which are made for high performance, sustainability, longevity and energy efficiency. They are also the only ENERGY-STAR® qualified EPDM roofing membrane on the market.


GenFlex EPDM roofing membrane is designed for the ultimate in performance, and it’s durable enough to withstand punctures, tears and foot traffic. It’s also resistant to UV and ozone exposure, and it will reliably maintain its elasticity for years.

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When you want an affordable, reliable commercial roof, an EPDM roofing system may just be the best option for you, and there’s no better company to turn to for your commercial roofing needs in Northern Colorado than Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors. We work with a wide range of commercial roofing types, and our team is dedicated to helping you find the right solution for your needs. Contact us today for your free estimate.