EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost Vs. PVC and TPO in 2020

EPDM Rubber is one of the most common low-slope roofing systems for residential homes featuring low-slope or flat roofs, today.

EPDM in a Nutshell

Rubber membranes for low slope and flat roofs are made from EPDM rubber, a type of synthetic rubber characterized by a wide variety of applications.

EPDM Rubber Roof

The E in EPDM refers to Ethylene, P refers to Propylene, D refers to Diene, and M or Monomer refers to its classification.

The properties of natural rubber are modified to serve the purpose of synthetic rubber — synthetic rubber has improved weather resistance qualities as a result.

Cost

Expect to pay between $5.50 and $9.50 per square foot to install EPDM membrane on a typical flat roof, or about $8,250 to $14,250 for a 15 square (1,500 square feet) low-slope roof.

The cost may be higher or lower depending on the tear-off and removal cost of the existing roof, insulation layers, and the number of penetrations on your flat roof.

New Shingle Roof

$7,500
Average price
New Metal Roof

$14,500
Average price
New Flat Roof

$8,225
Average price

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For comparison, PVC and TPO roofs cost an average of $6.50 to $12.50 per square foot installed, including materials, professional installation, and labor warranty.

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