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Roofing Systems

Elmer W Davis, Inc. has been a leading innovator in roofing since 1936.  All our skilled roofing technicians on demand service vehicles are equipped with up-to-date technology, and capable of servicing every type of roof system. No issue is too big nor too small, from penetration installations to leak detection to catastrophic roof failures, we have what you need. Service requests are responded to within 24 hours.


EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) widely used in low-slope buildings in the United States and worldwide. Its two primary ingredients ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in both black and white, and is sold a broad variety of widths. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached, fleece back, peel & stick, velcro or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.



  • Performs well because it is highly UV stable due to the carbon black and has a relatively high installation efficiency and consistency 
  • Created in 1965, it has a long-proven track record of performance
  • Given an environment with temperature extremes, it will expand and contract 

Warranty Capabilities: 5-30 Years, 55-115 MPH 

Approved Installers for Carlisle, Firestone, Versico, John Mansville, GAF, Tremco, Sarnfil, Garland, & more.

Notable Recent EPDM Projects

Rochester Region

  • Hilton CSD
  • Legacy Tower
  • Victor CSD
  • Canandaigua VA

Buffalo Region

  • Wegmans  
  • M&T Bank  
  • Hanes Supply

Finger Lakes/Syracuse Region

  •  Auburn Wegmans 
  • Geneva CSD
  • Cornell University 
  • Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant
  • Syracuse University 

North Country Region

  • Saranac Lake CSD
  • Lowville CSD
  • Corning Glass 
  • NY Power Authority

 Eastern NY/Capital Region

  • Canajoharie CSD
  • Thurlow Terrace
  • Summit Tower 
  • Hudson Shores 
  • Cayuga Plaza- Cohoe