On the basis of the results of the study, the useful life of correctly made EPDM roofing membranes may be evaluated as clearly over 50 years under Central European climate conditions.
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Longevity & Long Term Performance
The results obtained in this study confirm the outstanding field aging performance of EPDM membranes. The tensile strength and tear resistance data obtained for both ballasted and exposed roofs exceed the ASTM D 4637 specifications new and heat aged membranes… Read More
“The performance of EPDM roofing has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, according to a study examining the warranty records of the industry’s largest rubber roofing manufacturers.”
A study that examined the warranty records of two major U.S. EPDM suppliers showed the cost of maintaining an EPDM roof over 10 years to be almost negligible.
Single-ply rubber sheets, based upon ethylene propylene diene terpolymers (EPDM), have steadily increased in usage for roof membranes over the past 20 years.