What is EPDM Roofing?
EPDM roofing is a highly durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane, popular for use on low-slope buildings. Modern EPDM roofing is available in rolls and is created using two main ingredients: propylene and ethylene, derived from natural gas and oil. It is available in two colours (black & white) and a variety of widths and thicknesses. It is now the number one roofing choice of architects, contractors and roof consultants according to marketing surveys from Building Design and Construction, and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
How Do You Use EPDM Roofing?
EDPM roofing can be installed in three main ways: mechanically attached, fully adhered or ballasted. Special liquid adhesives or roofing tape is used to seal the roofing seams. Modern EDPM roofing is available in rolls with factory applied adhesive on one side. The tape is laid into the primed overlap and rolled with pressure meaning the resulting seam is very robust and straight. As this kind of roofing is available in large sheets, it is easy to cover an entire roof space and can cover existing roofing felt in a lot of cases.
What are the benefits of EPDM Roofing?
There are a variety of factors that make EPDM a great roofing choice. Firstly, it is extremely hardwearing and reliable and can last upwards of 50 years so once it is installed there is no worry that it will need constant maintenance and replacement. It is also energy efficient and works to reduce heat in the summer months and keep out the cold in winter, saving you money on heating bills. As well as this, it also is a very breathable material meaning that condensation does not build as much. This is a key component as high levels of condensation can often lead to mould growth and damp which is a problem that all want to avoid. EPDM has a smooth finish with considerably less joints that roof felt so gives a more polished and sleek appearance. It is also moss resistant meaning there is no worry of green/yellow moss growth on or under the roof material so there is a huge decrease in maintenance needed compared to other roofing materials.
How Do I Maintain the Condition of EPDM Roofing?
An excellent advantage to EPDM roofing is that in general, it requires very low maintenance and upkeep which is why so many choose to use it. However, with any roofing you may want to double check that everything is working as it should to ensure your EPDM stays at the best possible standard. it is a recommendation that you check your roof every 3 months as well as giving it a basic clean if needed because any heavy or trapped debris could cause damages and ruin the appearance of your roof. Although maybe a slight inconvenience, doing this once every 3 months is very minor compared to needing roofing replacement once a year due to irreparable damages.
How Can I Get EPDM Roofing?
Luckily for you, we stock a top-grade range of classic EPDM roofing in a variety of sizes, so it is a simple process finding the best one for you. All of our EPDM products are BBA Certified and have an impressive warranty of 27 years with delivery in only 1-2 working days, so there is nothing stopping you from revamping your roof with the highest quality materials.