Elevate Your Roofing Projects with EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane and Roofing Kits
Welcome to our comprehensive category of EPDM rubber roofing membrane and roofing kits, where we offer top-notch solutions for all your roofing needs. Whether you're a seasoned contractor or a DIY enthusiast, our EPDM products are designed to enhance the durability, weather resistance, and ease of installation for your roofing projects.
What exactly is EPDM?
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)roofing membrane is a tough, flexible material made of synthetic rubber. It comes in a single sheet, eliminating the need for joints or seams. With its ability to withstand extreme temperatures and a lifespan in excess of 50 years, it's perfect for homeowners who want a low-maintenance, worry-free solution.
Why Choose EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane and Roofing Kits?
- Unmatched Durability: Our EPDM rubber roofing membranes are engineered for long-lasting performance. With exceptional resistance to UV radiation, tears, and blistering, they boast a life expectancy of over 50 years, providing reliable protection for your property.
- Hassle-Free Installation: Our roofing kits are designed with simplicity in mind. They come prejoined in one complete sheet, eliminating the need for on-site joining and ensuring a quick and straightforward installation process. Whether you're a professional roofer or a DIY enthusiast, you'll appreciate the ease of working with our kits.
- Superior Weather Resistance: EPDM rubber roofing membranes excel in all weather conditions. They remain flexible throughout their lifespan, ensuring optimal protection against leaks, water damage, and extreme weather events. Rest easy knowing your roof is shielded from the elements.
- Low Maintenance: Say goodbye to frequent repairs and maintenance. EPDM rubber roofing membranes are virtually maintenance-free, allowing you to enjoy peace of mind and save on long-term costs.
- Environmentally Friendly: EPDM is an eco-conscious choice for roofing and avoids traditional petroleum-based products, using mostly recycled materials for its production.It's lightweight and durable nature contribute to energy efficiency, and it can often be recycled, reducing its environmental impact.
- Cost effective: A cost effective solution, both in terms of initial purchase and installation costs, and lifetime costs factoring in maintenance.
- No moss or algae growth: The membranes do not create an environment sutiable for algae or moss to grow, thus reducing cleaning and maintenance.
Is EPDM Rubber Roofing Simple to Install?
Installation is straightforward and easily done over a dry , rain free weekend.
Once all trims and edges are fitted and the base is prepared, it's a case of applying adhesive with a roller and laying the membrane on top. No tricky joints or seams required.
Explore Our EPDM Rubber Roofing Products:
- EPDM Membrane Rolls: Choose from a variety of thicknesses and sizes to suit your specific roofing project. Our EPDM rubber roofing membrane rolls offer superior protection and longevity.
- Roofing Kits: Our all-in-one EPDM roofing kits include everything you need for a successful installation, from EPDM membrane and adhesive to bonding and sealing materials.
- Accessories: Browse our selection of EPDM roofing accessories, including EPDM contact adhesives, sealants, and tools, to ensure a seamless and professional installation.
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When it comes to roofing solutions that combine durability, ease of installation, and weather resistance, EPDM rubber roofing membrane and roofing kits stand out as the top choice. Upgrade your roofing projects today with our high-quality products, and experience the difference for yourself. Trust us for roofing excellence that lasts for decades.
EPDM roofing FAQ's
What is EPDM?
EPDM is a synthetic rubber with various applications, including flat roofs, vehicle seals, playground coatings, and more. It can be crosslinked through Sulfur vulcanisation, making it more durable. EPDM is classified as an M-Class rubber, known for its saturated polyethylene chain. Its predecessor, EPR, could only be crosslinked using radical techniques. EPDM, thanks to added diene units, made the rubber manufacturing process easier. Compared to unsaturated rubbers like SBR or natural rubber, EPDM and other saturated polymers are more resistant to ozone, light, and heat. EPDM can withstand temperatures up to 150°C.
How long does EPDM last?
EPDM rubber roofs are incredibly durable, with a lifespan of 50 years or more. Continuous advancements in EPDM membrane manufacturing ensure its longevity. This material is highly resistant to UV damage, preventing shrinkage, rot, or damage from precipitation. Additionally, rubber roofs are shear resistant and can withstand strong winds.
Can you walk on EPDM rubber roof membranes?
EPDM roofing membranes are only designed to withstand light & occasional foot traffic,that would occur during installation or occasional cleaning and maintenance. It's not therefore recommended for balconies and terraces.
Can EPDM be installed over an existing flat roof?
To install EPDM membrane over an existing flat roof, a barrier layer of 16mm plywood, 16mm OSB board, or polyisocyanurate board with a fibreglass backing must be first laid over and fixed to the existing roof.
What materials can EPDM be laid onto?
OSB and plywood are among the most appropriate materials for installing EPDM. Other compatible surfaces include lightweight concrete, fibreglass, and other non-porous materials. However, it is not recommended to apply EPDM over bitumen or asphalt, as this may lead to problems in the future as a result of movement and expansion.
Is EPDM slippery when wet?
Yes, EPDM becomes slippery when wet or in frosty, icy weather so care should be taken if you need to walk on it for maintenance or cleaning. (NB: EPDM is not suitable for situations where regular foot traffic is envisaged)