WASHINGTON, D.C.—The EPDM Roofing Association is launching a new website in response to heightened interest and concerns over the resilience of the building environment.
The website, EpdmTheResilientRoof.org, details the need for resilience in roofing systems, as well as the specific attributes of EPDM that make it valuable in attaining resilience in a structure. The website also provides sources about resilience, as well as an up-to-date roster of recent articles, blog posts, statements of professional organizations and other pertinent information about resilience.
"This new website takes our commitment to the construction industry and to our customers to a new level," ERA Chairman Mike DuCharme said in a news release. "Our mission is to provide up-to-date, science-based information about our products. Resilience is an emerging need, and we want to be the go-to source for architects, specifiers, building owners and contractors who want to ensure that their construction can withstand extreme events."
EPDM products have more value than ever as components of resilient roofing systems, as data show the increasing threat of extreme weather events and the threat of acts of terrorism, according to Ellen Thorp, associate executive director of ERA.