No. One of the most unique attributes of EPDM is its ability to be easily repaired as well as its potential for restoration unparalleled in the roofing industry. The characteristics of the membrane are such that, even after years of field service and exposure to the elements, repairs and/or modifications, such as the installation of a new rooftop unit, can be accomplished with ease and with the expectation of long-term performance.
Unlike other roofing systems that degrade or become brittle over time due to UV exposure, EPDM single-ply membrane maintains its integrity and flexibility. This allows for modifications as easy as washing the membrane, preparing the roofing membrane surface, adhesive applications, and the installation of new material.