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Expert EPDM rubber roofing installation for your commercial building

EPDM (Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) is a synthetic rubber membrane that’s a consistently popular choice for commercial roofing systems because of its ease of installation, affordable price point, and long life span of 25 to 30 years or more. Beyond affordability and ease of installation, EPDM roofing is lightweight and flexible and resistant to leaks and punctures. Also, the clean and smooth surface of EPDM rubber roofing system is quite aesthetically pleasing.

Aren’t Rubber Roofing Systems for Commercial Buildings All the Same?

If you’ve checked out even a small number of commercial facility roofs, you’re likely to see what looks like a standard choice of black rubber roofing. Over the years, rubber roofing has proven itself to be a true work horse while requiring minimal maintenance. But this black rubber roofing that might have been installed 20 or 30 years ago bears little resemblance to high-quality EPDM rubber roofing like Conklin’s Activate roof coating.

Let’s consider some of the long-lasting beliefs that many commercial building owners think of with the term ‘rubber roofing’.

Thankfully, the days of the average black rubber roof on a commercial facility are behind us. Rubber roofing is a whole new world with the advent of EPDM rubber roofing.

EPDM Rubber Roofing is a Vast Improvement Over the Average Black Rubber Roof

The typical black rubber roof has been put out to pasture. EPDM roofing is the new and vastly improved standard. River Run Roofing is a preferred contractor to install Activate rubber roofing from Conklin.

Let’s explore some of the attractive qualities of an EPDM rubber roof installation.

Benefits Of EPDM Rubber Roofing

Strong Enough to Deal With Changing Weather and Hazards

Places in River Run’s coverage region like Newark, DE or Harrisburg, PA or Harford County, MD are no strangers to hail storms. EPDM roof coating is especially durable with hail, as its synthetic rubber surface will essentially bounce the hail off with little to no damage to your commercial roof coating or system. EPDM maintains its stretch and strength, exhibiting very little deterioration over its long life. This type of roof system is also resistant to summer’s hottest heat and winter’s most frigid temperatures, the sun’s blazing UV rays, and fire. Plus it is flexible enough to be unharmed by natural settling and movement with structures.

An Asset for Your Energy Bills

An EPDM roof system can help increase your building’s energy efficiency and reduce energy and utility bill costs. Technology with rubber roofing systems has turned the corner from the old black rubber roof system that would absorb heat. Activate rubber roofing from Conklin has a specially reflective surface that keeps the heat out. Sun rays that are reflected rather than absorbed make for a much cooler building interior.

Visually Appealing

EPDM roof coatings are available in a wide variety of textures and styles to compliment your building’s look. A rubber roof is no longer just about function. We can help you choose a style that will boost your building’s visual appeal.


River Run Roofing installs durable EPDM roofing that can last for up to 30 hot summers and icy winters in places like Harrisburg, PA and Baltimore County, MD. This commercial rubber roofing is flexible and highly resistant to hail, heat and UV radiation. The high durability means reduced chances of needing a replacement relatively quickly. And that means reduced expenses in your building’s roofing needs. Actually, EPDM rubber roofing is one of the least expensive commercial roofing materials on the market. Plus its lighter weight means your building’s roof deck won’t require reinforcement. That makes installation of an EPDM roofing system simple, quick, and affordable. Combine a low entry cost and an expected of lifespan of 25-30 years, and you see why so many customers make the wise financial choice of an EPDM roof.

Easy for Your Commercial Roofing Company to Install in Any Season

Long a favorite choice for low-slope commercial roofing in areas like Philadelphia, PA, an EPDM roof installation can easily happen in any season of the year as it can be fully adhered, ballasted, or mechanically attached. EPDM roofs remain stable despite the changes in the climate.

An Environmentally Friendly Choice

EPDM roofing is often made of recycled materials like old tires and requires less energy to produce than other commercial roofing materials. And when the day comes when an EPDM roof installation finally needs to be replaced, the material is 100% recyclable.

An Ever-Improving Product

Because of EPDM roofing’s top performance and customer popularity, technology and research with EPDM is ongoing to make it better suited for the increasing demands of the industry.

extend the life of your EPDM rubber roof with commercial coatings

Add 20-30 years to the life of your commercial roof by applying one of Conklin’s innovative roof-coating systems.

Boasting superior leak protection, increased energy efficiency, and quick and easy application, Conklin’s commercial coatings are an affordable way to extend the life of your commercial roof and avoid costly replacements.


Get Your Free Quote for EPDM Rubber Roof Coating on Your Building

If you’re considering what type of roofing system is best for your new commercial building or roof replacement, talk to the River Run Roofing team to find out what options are best for your building and your budget. We’re a preferred Conklin roofing contractor serving southeastern PA, northern Delaware, and northeastern Maryland.

Contact River Run today to learn about your options and to request a free quote.