EPDM (Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer)

EPDM roofing consists of one ply of EPDM synthetic rubber adhered together to create a roof. EPDM is elastomeric, meaning it can stretch and contract many times and still maintain its original size. Carbon black, a substance more commonly known for its use in the manufacture of tires, is the key component in black EPDM.

Black EPDM is highly resistant to UV radiation and has a high tensile and tear strength.

EPDM roofing has advanced to now offer EPDM membranes in white. Arguably, these variations from the original carbon black formulation do not perform as well as black EPDM due to the absence of carbon black. EPDM is available in both reinforced and non-reinforced scrim formats. It does not perform well when exposed to oils and fats that may exhaust onto the system as these compounds lead to EPDM’s breakdown. This roof can be applied as a fully adhered, mechanically fastened, or loose-laid and ballasted system.

To see a database of our completed EPDM roofing projects refer to our Project Gallery.

Can-Sky Roofing and Sheet Metal is a certified applicator of the following manufacturers’ EDPM Roofing systems:

Emergency Roof Repair Toronto

Carlisle Sytec Systems

EPDM roofing Carlisle


EPDM roofing Firestone