All you need to know about EPDM rubber Flat Roofs

5 October 2021

All You Need to Know About EPDM Flat Roofs

EPDM roofing is a durable and cost-effective solution for your home’s rooftop needs. With its 50+ year expected lifespan, this material can withstand the elements – withstanding rain or snow all day long without losing integrity thanks to ethylene/polypropylene qualities that make up its composition!

EPDM Roof Gunthorpe
EPDM Roof Gunthorpe

Installation is quick as well as easy (due in part by being premanufactured), you’ll never have any maintenance worries once EPDMs set into place; it creates an everlasting surface which requires minimal upkeep throughout its lifetime span from start to finish.


What is EPDM Rubber Roofing?

EPDM rubber roofing is one of the most versatile options for flat roofs, providing excellent weather-proofing in a variety applications. It can withstand extreme conditions like those found on an industrial or commercial building site thanks to its high tear resistance and low maintenance requirements.

EPDM roofing vs felt and GRP roofing

EPDM roofing is becoming the more popular choice these days, but traditional materials like felt still have their place. EPDM has a much longer life expectancy as in most cases the install will be completed in one piece rather than in sections. The cheaper felt option requires a more time consuming installation using heat and repairs run the risk of looking patchy.

How much does and EPDM roof cost?

The answer to this question will depend on a variety of factors, but in some cases the current roof covering can just be lifted and replaced with the new EPDM material. On other projects it may be a requirement that the timber boards have been damaged due to the old roof leaking and these will require replacement as well as the finishing roof material.

How long will an EPDM roof last?

EPDM roofs are designed to last longer than most other types of roofing. With a lifespan that stretches for over 50 years, they offer you the peace-of mind in knowing your investment won’t wear out anytime soon! And because these products come with warranties between 25 and 30 years long too, investing now it is unlikely you are going to have to worry about replacing any replacement due to wearing out.


Maintaining and EPDM Roof

EPDM roofing is the best choice for those who live in a rainy climate. It requires little maintenance and can withstand even heavy rains without leaking or falling apart, making it perfect if you don’t want to spend your life repairing roofs every few years!

For more information about our flat roofing services and to request a free quotation please visit our roofing services pages


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