Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a type of synthetic rubber used in a wide range of building applications, most notably low-slope commercial roofing. EPDM roofing is installed in the form of black single-ply membranes.
Metacrylics coatings protect existing EPDM roofing systems. EPDM roofs are made of black rubber membranes. These membranes absorb heat and allow heat to transfer into the building, reducing its efficiency. EPDM membranes are also degraded by UV rays, causing shrinkage, brittleness, and deterioration of the seams. Coating EPDM roofs with Metacrylics coatings can help prevent leaks caused by aged or deteriorated seams. Applying Metacrylics over an EPDM roof increases emissivity of the roof and reflects harmful sunlight and heat that can degrade the existing roof and cause an increase in utility costs.
Metacrylics EPDM rinse pulls carbon from membrane allowing for better adhesion of the coating.