The EPDM system is a low cost, flexible and durable roofing system that can be used on metal and wood roofing systems. EPDM stands for ‘Emergent Drive Membrane’. This system is made up of an exterior membrane, a protective coating and a waterproof layer. These layers work together to create a roofing system that is water resistant, durable and very strong. When combined together, the result is a durable roof that requires less maintenance and one that is environmentally friendly.
The roofing membranes are typically made from synthetic polymers, plastics or rubber resins. The best ones are created with a combination of materials. The purpose of the coating is to act as a seal against moisture, but also to provide traction and stability. In addition, the roofing systems have a protective coating applied over the top to protect it from weather conditions. The coating is typically translucent so that sunlight can pass through to the underlying structure, but is also sometimes opaque.
The layers of the EPDM drip trim are typically a rubberized thermoplastic, which is a rigid plastic sheeting that has numerous applications in the roofing industry. These materials are sprayed into shapes and designs, usually from molds, and are then rolled onto a spool. This spool is then used to manufacture several layers that are then layered together and formed into trims. There are a number of applications for these trims, but the main one is to act as a water barrier to prevent rainwater from seeping into the roof and pooling underneath the roofing membrane.
EPDM is often used in conjunction with Xtend-Tec’s X-guard system, which is designed to act as a seal against ultraviolet radiation (UV). UV rays can weaken roofing materials. They are also effective against heat and condensation. As well as this, they will also deflect sound, and reduce the frequency of noise infiltration into the roofing structures.
When it comes to aesthetics, there are a large variety of colors and finishes available for the EPDM roofing materials. However, if you are looking for a roofing system that blends in with the look of your roofing materials, then polystyrene is a good option. As well as this, they are very easy to install, and come in a wide range of sizes, which makes them very cost-effective. Polystyrene is an extremely lightweight material, which also makes it very easy to transport and install on-site.
There are many advantages of choosing EPDM trim, and some of these are provided below. Firstly, they provide high levels of water resistance, which means that they can withstand extreme weather conditions, including the snow and ice that can fall on your roof at any time. Secondly, they provide excellent sound proofing properties, which reduce external noise pollution. Lastly, they provide excellent protection from the UV rays of the sun, as well as any debris, which could otherwise penetrate the roof membrane during stormy conditions. All of these properties make them a highly effective choice for roofing over your swimming pool, as well as a popular choice amongst roofing contractors when it comes to replacing sections of old roofing.
The installation of EPDM drip trims is a fairly simple process, and can be carried out by either a DIY approach or a professional contractor. The installation process is achieved by cutting along the seams of the roofing materials, and then securing the cut edge using metal clips. This should be done over the whole length of the roofing system, and if any gaps occur, then these should be filled using silicone caulk, or roofing felt. Once the trim has been properly installed, it should be regularly checked for damage and deterioration.
Roofs are often designed with water flowing past them, and during these times, extra protection against the effects of moisture is essential. EPDM roofing trims are an excellent choice for protecting these vital structures, and can help prevent damage and leaks. When combined with a quality waterproof roofing system, you will have the best protection for your roofing assets.