Is It that Easy: Installing EPDM Roofs

EPDM rubber roof retailers always use ‘ease of installation’ as a major selling point of their product, but are the processes really as simple as they make it out to be? The best way to gauge installation difficulty (other than trying to install it yourself) is to look at some factors that go into the process.



Gravity is not your friend; an incline has always been one of the most dangerous things you have to contend with whenever doing any kind of roof work. But, EPDM rubber roofs are designed for buildings with flat roofing, which means no incline and minimal risk of falling. This factor may not contribute to the actual installation of a roof, but at least that’s one less thing on your mind while working.


You can always tell the size of a job by the tools you need to do it, and for installing EPDM rubber on a flat roof, you need the following: the flat roof kit, a pair of scissors, a paint roller, a saw, and a hammer. Five things don’t sound like much at all, especially since only two of those are actual tools.


The last thing you’ll need to look at is the material itself. Rubber is lightweight, flexible, and doesn’t break when you drop it, all qualities that sound good for something you need to lift up to a roof.

All three factors indicate that installing an EPDM rubber roof is as easy to install as advertised. At least now you have three reasons to justify that statement.