Is EPDM Roofing Eco-Friendly?

April 17, 2018 | General
Is EPDM Roofing Eco-Friendly?


EPDM roofing is considered one of the most eco-friendly products used in the construction industry. It’s eco-friendly properties range from the way that it’s made, to how it can be used. So, there is more reason than ever to install a rubber roof on your property.

If you want to know all the ways in which a rubber roof can help the environment, here is a short list that’ll tell you everything you need to know.

It’s Non-Toxic

The materials which are used to make rubber roofs emit no toxic substances that could harm the environment. Plus, making the materials has a very low environmental impact.

EPDM rubber’s non-toxic properties also mean that the rubber doesn’t pollute rainwater. When it rains, and puddles set on the roof, no harmful chemicals pollute this rainwater, affecting the environment and the wildlife.

Insulation Properties

EPDM has useful insulation properties that will help keep the building warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Since heat rises, buildings with uninsulated roofing lose a lot of heat and therefore, use up a lot of energy. There is no need to worry about this with an EPDM roof, because it helps to save energy in heating and cooling. This will also help to save on bills, which is always a bonus.


One of the things that is most attractive about getting a rubber roof is that they are extremely durable. Because they last so long, there is less need for disposing of them. Disposal of construction materials in landfills, can have a big impact on the environment. So, this is just another way that rubber roofs are a greener choice.

EPDM rubber is recyclable anyway, meaning that even if they did need disposing of, there are better ways of doing it other than simply dumping it.

‘Green-system’ Compatible

An interesting way that EPDM roofs are eco-friendly is that they are compatible with many ‘green systems’. Firstly, rubber roofs are a popular choice for lying under growing vegetation. This green roof is becoming widely used and is a great way for rubber roofs to be used even further to help the environment.

Also, EPDM roofing is compatible with solar panels. We’re seeing more and more solar panels around recently because they are such a great way of producing renewable energy and thus, helping the environment. So it’s good to know that a rubber roof is helping to get solar panels installed.

There are loads of ways that EPDM roofing can help the environment, so why not take a look at the rubber roofing we offer at Avenir Roofing Supplies?


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