Baltimore’s premier GAF Certified roofing contractor McHenry Roofing is educating homeowners and commercial property owners in the city about the many benefits offered by EPDM roofing.

The company has published a blog post that answers frequently asked questions about the popular roofing material such as what is EPDM roofing, how does it fare against PVC and TPO roofing, what is the associated cost, what are the long-term and short-term benefits, and many more.

EPDM roofing

EPDM, which stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a rubber roofing solution that offers exceptional weather resistance and longevity for commercial as well as residential properties. EPDM roofing is highly durable, UV resistant, and with proper maintenance can last up to 50 years. Compared to traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles and metal roofing, EPDM roofing is also easier to install due to its lightweight nature.

The spokesperson for McHenry Roofing explains why EPDM roofing is often the superior option for many of the city’s homeowners by saying, “In Baltimore, temperatures year-round can vary between 30°F and 90°F. This large variance can prove detrimental to many roofing materials as they expand and shrink with the sun’s heat and seasonal cold spells, respectively. Due to its chemical composition, EPDM roofing is highly resistant to shrinking and cracking during these temperature swings, thus making it the perfect choice for homes and businesses in the region. It also has modest maintenance requirements and is very energy efficient, saving you money in the long term on both roof repairs and your energy bills. Finally, since EPDM roofing can be reused and recycled, it is one of the most sustainable materials that you can choose for your residential or commercial property.”

When it comes to installation costs, EPDM roofing is generally more expensive in the short term. However, due to the durability of the material and the energy savings it offers because of its reflectivity, many property owners opt for EPDM roofing over conventional asphalt shingles. EPDM roofing materials cost around $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot and the associated labor costs are between $2.50 and $4.00 per square foot. The total costs are going to vary based on a host of other factors such as the size, complexity, and layout of the roof.

Customers are urged to vet roofing contractors by considering the number of years they’ve been active in the region, the overall ratings they have on platforms such as Yelp and Google, what their clients say about them in reviews, their relevant roofing industry credentials, the kind of warranties they can provide, and whether they are fully licensed and insured to offer the advertised services. It is also recommended to get multiple quotes and pick the best out of the available options.

McHenry Roofing has a track record of serving over 3000 satisfied customers in Baltimore and nearby areas since it began operations in 2007. On its Google Business Profile, the company has a respectable overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 with customers praising its work quality, responsive customer service, affordable pricing, and attention to detail.

One reviewer writes, “I contacted McHenry Roofing to get a roof tune-up. My roof was nearing its end after 20 years, and although I had not had any leaks yet, I was concerned about its condition given how old it was. Omar showed up ahead of schedule after I gave him the go-ahead. Omar inspected the roof and explained each picture he had taken, which demonstrated my shingles' state. I needed a roof as soon as possible, and they were able to help me out that same week. I was extremely pleased with their customer service.”

Readers in Baltimore City and Baltimore County can contact McHenry Roofing at (410) 774-6609 to get next-day estimates for its wide range of roofing services including flat roofing, pitched roofing, commercial roofing, residential roofing, metal roofing, gutters and downspouts, skylights, and sun tunnels, soffit and fascia repair, gutter guards, and more.


For more information about McHenry Roofing, contact the company here:

McHenry Roofing
Joseph Conley
(410) 774-6609
1642 Beason St Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21230


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