EPDM or "Rubber" Roofing, fully adhered.
EPDM or "rubber" roofing in a fully adhered system for flat or low-sloped roof structures. The old shingles are removed and the decking/sheathing/boards are inspected, re-nailed or replaced if needed. Then high density insulation board with 3" screws and 3" plates are fastened to the existing deck, protecting against wind uplift and pull-out. The rubber or EPDM is adhered fully to the insulation board. The insulation board serves to provide a slip-sheet action between the expanding and contracting roof boards due to humidity and temperature changes. It also provides as a cushion against impact and as a new, clean and durable substrate for proper adhesion. Some pictures in the slideshow are to show the differences in appearance from the ground verses from the rooftop perspective. As you can see the height and actual pitch of these roof sections are quite deceiving from the ground. Much would be missed if this project were only inspected and estimated from the ground. Not all roofs are walkable for an inspection and estimate but the attempt must be made for accuracy. This roof has many steep pitched sections that would be impossible to safely walk without safety equipment/harnesses and scaffold used during actual replacement work. The valleys and low-sloped upper section provided access for all of it. The rest of the shingled areas were also replaced with black CertainTeed architectural shingles, but were not included in the slideshow because this page is about the EPDM roofing! Rubber roofing is a "permanent" solution for any low-sloped or flat roof. Everything else will fail in a short time if not immediately with leakage. Many contractors will avoid rubber roof replacement, because of a resistance to change their practices. Fox River Remodeling has been installing rubber roofs since the early 1990's and it has proven it's longevity against all other methods and is comparable to all others in cost. Why would anyone do anything else,?