EPS: Effective and Efficient for Roofing

ICA EPS Roofing SystemPoor drainage on a roof can cause costly repairs and even early replacements. To extend the life of a new or existing roof, many builders and owners are seeing the benefits of expanded polystyrene. EPS is easily cut to obtain the desired pitch needed. This lightweight solution is cost effective and also very efficient. It is easily handled and installed, saving time and labor. Studies have proven EPS R-Value performance does not diminish over time and resists moisture, protecting the roofing structure.

For existing projects where drainage is poor, EPS tapered roofing system is the perfect solution. There are four various layout solutions – shed roof design, two-way slope, three-way slope and four-way slope.

For a project at Robinson Terrace in Stamford NY, roofing contractor Pinnacle  Roofing used a full tapered layout design for the re-roofing project. The EPS was delivered to the job site pre-cut and tapered for the desired pitch and ready to install.

For renovations or new roof constructions, the benefits of EPS really stack up. Easily cut and installed in one layer equates to big labor savings. EPS maintains R-Value over time and resists moisture, all adding up to a sound investment with a long lasting roof. Material cost savings, labor savings and long term savings with R-Value performance makes EPS the perfect choice for effective and efficient insulated roofing.

EPS for the Robinson Terrace project was manufactured by ICA located in Allentown, PA and supplied to Pinnacle Roofing by ABC Supply located in Albany, NY.


For roofing design and estimating assistance, please contact:

Sharon Heck – Sharon.Heck@insulationcorp.com


To learn more about EPS Roofing Systems, visit – EPS Industry Alliance.




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This article was posted on January 9, 2014, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.