EPDM Roofing Systems makes a synthetic rubber roofing membrane that is highly durable. It is used primarily on low-slope roofs and consists of two main ingredients: ethylene and propylene. These two ingredients are byproducts of oil and natural gas.
EPDM roofing comes in both black and white and can withstand climates across the world. It is installed fully adhered or mechanically attached, while some companies have it ballasted to roofs and the seams sealed with liquid adhesives and tape. All types of businesses and organizations use EPDM roofing, including schools, warehouses, hospitals and general office buildings. The roofing material comes in two different thicknesses: 45 and 60 mils.