White EPDM membranes are an ideal solution for building owners looking to reduce cooling costs without compromising the durability and performance of a roof system. Historically only available in black, EPDM has always been a popular choice for roofs in northern, cooler climates, where more heating days are required to regulate building temperatures. In southern climates, lighter-colored membranes help reduce building temperatures, and Whitco is one of the leading authorized applicators of the most energy efficient EPDM lines in the industry today, including Carlisle and Firestone.
Features and Benefits of Sure-White EPDM:
- Environmentally friendly (LEED approved)
- CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council) Certified
- Offers the same strength and durability as traditional EPDM systems
- Fleeceback option available
- Carlisle Sure-White EPDM and Firestone EcoWhite EPDM have earned the ENERGY STAR rating
Ballasted “cool roof alternative” – EPDM system
Ballasted roof systems gained popularity through the 1970’s and 80’s as a cost-effective roof assembly that was more effective at keeping an EPDM roof building cool during warm weather. ASHAE and Title 24 have all recognized ballasted systems as cool roof alternatives to traditional reflective roofing systems. Ballasted roof systems feature a maximum membrane surface temperature of only 90 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit, which is comparable to that of a light-colored membrane. As an added benefit, ballasted EPDM systems are designed to resist high winds, and provide excellent protection against hail.
Fleeceback EPDM Roofing Systems
Fleeceback EPDM is known for its superior protection and durability, with the ability to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. Energy Star-approved systems are available today, as well as energy efficient upgrades. Combining an insulating adhesive with Fleeceback not only adds strength, but also thermal efficiency, and increases the system’s R-Value. Fleeceback is available for both EPDM, PVC and TPO membranes.