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Old 07-31-2012, 06:02 AM  
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Aside from the obvious observations that it wouldn't look like other house in the neighborhood, are there any functionality issues with using epdm rubber as siding?

I have a 20 foot high, 32x64 box shaped flat roofed (epdm) house I am building. I am thinking to tack the siding epdm under the eaves and then tack it again at the sill in a 10x21foot strip, then tape the seams. After that I would cut out the window openings and lap seal the epdm to the vinyl window frame

Waterproof, tough, cheap, fast, little effort. Anything I am missing except for aesthetics?

View a walkthrough and a brief look (last few seconds) at the exterior here:
http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/~d30574x/other/MVI_5627.mpg

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House won't be able to breath through EPDM.

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:25 PM  
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House won't be able to breath through EPDM.
The walls consist of (from inside to out): 5/8" drywall, 3/4" OSB, the 3.5" XPS insulation spray foamed at all the joints. Assuming the spray foam stuck to the XSP, there shouldn't be any breathing anyway.

Alternatively, I could leave a small gap at the bottom for air to circulate under the EPDM, but I would rather not if I don't have to.
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