EPDM Rubber Roofing
EPDM Rubber roofs have great longevity and can last for up to 20 years. They hold up well against harsh winds and water. They offer great value for money, look neat and tidy and are great for the environment.
EPDM Rubber Roofing
EPDM roofing is an anagram for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing – otherwise known as rubber roofing. An EPDM roof is a single-ply membrane, meaning there is only one layer of roofing material. EPDM thicknesses are typically 045 (1.14mm -1.20mm) or 060 (1.52mm -1.60mm). Both membranes are durable and great. 045 is a bit easier to work with and more forgiving doing detail work. 060 covers up shortcomings in the substrate a little better.
Relatively inexpensive, EPDM is now very common in the UK and is one of the most regularly used types of roofing materials for flat or low-sloping roofs. EPDM roofing features enhanced versatility and durability, and is considered to be one of the easier roofing materials to install, maintain and repair.
EPDM Membrane Roof Installation
EPDM roofing is laid cold on water based adhesive and secured at the edges using the appropriate trims.
Providing the roof structure is suitable and strong, you could lay concrete paving (using the appropriate supports), timber decking, and gravel or even have a planted roof.
Benefits of EPDM roofing are:-
- EPDM Rubber Roofing is cold layed. This is a massive plus with regard to health and safety as there are no naked flames and no hot tar.
- EPDM rubber roofs are made out of recycled materials, meaning they’re environmentally friendly.
- Because EPDM rubber reflects heat, it cuts cooling costs in the summer, making it economically friendly. In juxtaposition to this, it acts as an insulator, cutting costs in winter.
- A by-product of these roofs is that rubber is waterproof, making it a great material for keeping water off and away from your housing structure.
- Rubber roofs are long-lasting and need replacing after, typically, 20 years. They hold up well against harsh winds and water. They are also ozone and UV stable, making the materials themselves non-perishable.
- In the event of a leak it is simple to locate and straightforward and inexpensively repaired.
- It can be purchased in up to 15m x 30m without having a joint, meaning that most domestic flat roofs will have no joints that can sometimes lead to leaks.
- Its flexibility means that it shifts with the movements of a building and doesn’t crack or break.
- When installing a Rubber Roof you have the security that if the weather does change you have a waterproof membrane big enough to cover the roof until such time as it is safe to carry on.