EPDM Roofing

One of various roofing materials serviced by Reliable Roofing in the Chicago, IL area, EPDM roofing (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a great combatant against Chicago’s harsh weather conditions. Here you can learn about the structural makeup of EPDM roofing, it’s advantages, as well as the contractors that would be happy to install and service it for you.

What is EPDM Roofing?

EPDM Single Ply Roofing is an elastomeric roofing sheet that is best used for either re-roofing over a variety of deck types and insulation materials or new roofs. In other words, it’s made from a rubber-like material that is resistant to fire, extremely low temperatures, wind, hail, and UV radiation.

The roofing membrane is manufactured in light-weight rolls that are cold-applied to the roof deck. But this can be a complicated process, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced contractor like Reliable Roofing.

The benefits of EPDM roofing include the following:

  • EPDM Roofing Services in Chicago, ILDurable
  • Waterproof
  • Temperature-resistant
  • Weather-resistant
  • Moisture-resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Can be installed on most roof decks
  • Environmentally friendly

EPDM roofing material can be installed in any of the following methods:

  • Fully adhered: The EPDM roof is glued to the surface beneath it. They’re great for contoured roof, roofs with irregular shape, and roofs with limited load bearing capacity.
  • Mechanically attached: The EPDM roof panels are loosely laid on a substrate and mechanically attached with batten bars that are placed on top of the sheets. This allows the roof to have fewer seams, high wind uplift performance, and fast coverage, not to mention lightweight.
  • Ballasted: The EPDM panels are loosely laid over the insulation and held in place by smooth stoned or concrete pavers. These are mostly used on large construction projects and provide fast coverage at a lower cost.

One of the best advantages of EPDM roofing is the ability to be installed on almost any roof decks, including flat, sloped, spherical, and curved. They will also require less repairs and maintenance, making it increasingly popular among Chicago’s commercial buildings.

About Reliable Roofing

When it comes to servicing commercial buildings, Reliable Roofing has years of experience providing repairs, maintenance, installations, replacements, inspections, as well as installing a number of equipment. Our technicians are licensed, insured up to $6 million, trained, and experienced to properly install a number of roofing materials.

If you are still unsure if a EPDM roofing system would be best for your building, feel free to ask one of our experts. With our experience and a full inspection of your building’s roof, we can provide a few suggestions that will meet your budget, allowing you to make a decision with confidence knowing that your building will be protected.


Included with the service, we can provide a number of warranty options from the best roofing material manufacturers, including GAF, Johns Manville, Firestone, Owens Corning, and more, that can protect your business from costly repairs and maintenance checks. Reliable Roofing will also work with you to choose an option that meets your budget, so you can get the protection you need without devastating the financials.

For more information on EPDM roofing services in the Chicago, IL area or for a free estimate, contact Reliable Roofing at (815) 981-9898 or fill out a contact form.

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