EPDM roofing is a rubber-based covering for flat roofs on commercial and residential properties, schools, hospitals, homes, garages, dormer windows and sheds amongst other uses. It stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and is a synthetic material that is both weather and heat resistant, making it a great choice for installing on your roof.
It is known for being hard wearing, which means that once we install the EPDM rubber roofing, you won’t need to replace it for decades. It can potentially last for 50 years before you need to act. Other advantages when installing EPDM for roofing is that it is thin, light and one of the least expensive solutions for covering your flat roof without compromising on durability.
Manufacturers create the membrane using natural gas and oil, it comes in black or white and you can purchase it in an array of different widths to cut down on the number of seams you need when you install the roofing.
EPDM is also an environmentally friendly roof system. The materials used to create the material are recycled, which can give you peace of mind that you are doing your bit to save the planet.
One of the reasons that EPDM is so popular is that it is incredibly easy to maintain. You will have seen many flat roofs covered in moss. However, EPDM does not have this problem as moss does not grow on synthetic rubber. It is advisable, though, to check for a build up of debris, such as twigs and leaves, and to clear the roof if needed.
The black version of EPDM does not show up dirt, too. This means you spend less time cleaning and maintaining the roof and more time enjoying its benefits. When you do come to clean it, clear away the debris and then sweep using a mop or soft brush. Ensure you don’t use too much water when maintaining your flat roof, and definitely do not use a pressurised water source to clean it.
Although EPDM is incredibly durable, you may find that small tears appear over the years especially when a roof is used as an access area for cleaning windows and servicing flue pipes etc. We can repair EPDM roofing and welding in a repair patch no matter how big or small is no problem, give us a call today
Whether you need a flat roof covering for a domestic property or a commercial unit, we are approved, trusted and professional EPDM roofing installers in Leicester. We cover the whole of the Midlands and would love to talk to you about your requirements.