Everything you need to know about EPDM rubber roofing

EPDM rubber roofing systems

What is it?

EPDM is a type of synthetic rubber that can be manufactured in a sheet format. When in this format, it can make for the perfect flat roofing material in all conditions due to having unique conditions. Find out more.

How long do they last?

Laboratory tests have taken place to suggest that when correctly installed, EPDM roofing can last in excess of 50 years! This is a huge difference in comparison to better known materials such as felt.

What does rubber roofing look like?

EPDM roofing has a unique, yet smart appearance. A smooth, slate grey finish compliments tiled roofs on period houses.

What roofs are suitable?

All flat and low sloping roofs are suitable for EPDM roofing. This includes locations such as garages, sheds and new extensions.

Is this type of roofing expensive?

EPDM roofing has huge technical advantages over other roofing materials, making you believe it is more expensive. However, the overall cost and long lifespan means rubber roofing works out to be a much more cost effective solution, especially as you can save on labour costs as it is relatively easy and quick to install.

How environmentally friendly is it?

It is one of the most environmentally friendly used materials in the industry. The amount of energy used during the manufacturing of rubber roofing is far less than other materials.

The adhesives, cleaners and primers used during installation have been developed to reduce VOC emissions.

For more information about rubber roofing solutions for your flat roof, contact rubberroofingdirect.co.uk.

Damaged roof? Here is the best solution for you!

Although EPDM rubber roofing is suitable for flat roofs, other types of roofs such as pitched roofs, may need some repairs especially after the weather conditions have worsened.

We recommend hiring a professional roofer to resolve any issues you are facing with your roof. If you are in the Saffron Walden area, there is nobody better than Saffron Walden Roofing Services Ltd. You can call them on 01799 218806 or visit their website here.

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