You can rely on an EPDM roof cover because it's been installed successfully in the USA over more than 40 years. Unlike many other "newer" materials to the UK. Globally, EPDM is the world’s most used single ply roofing membrane. Over One Billion Square Meters of Firestone EPDM has been successfully installed, and is a testimony of pure excellence.
Most residential flat roofs are straightforward rectangles. This means we can install a single sheet of EPDM rubber to cover your roof. This means you don't have to rely on seams to waterproof your roof. Sheet sizes can be cut to fit your residential roof in just 1 piece. We have various roll sizes available.
The installed price of your roof will probably be similar to that of a quality felt roof and significantly lower than other "newer" systems. So you can have a flat roof to rely on at a fair price and also be very "green".Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site
For example, the conclusion of a report by ACTAC (the Association of Community Technical Aid Centres Ltd) named EPDM as the ‘best buy’ roofing membrane due to its’ low environmental impact in comparison to other membranes, high durability and re-usability.
The findings of this report are published in the ‘Green Building Digest’ Issue 14. For further reference, the Greenpeace publication “Building The Future” names EPDM as the environmentally friendly choice for roofing membranes.
Firestone Building Products’ commitment to the environment is reflected in the ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System implemented at all of our EPDM manufacturing plants.
There should be no reason to maintain an EPDM Rubber roof. So long as the deck can withstand more weight you can even use an EPDM Rubber roof as a garden or you can install paving or decking over it. All you will have to do is wipe clean the edge trims now and again.
EPDM Rubber is UV and ozone stable so it never perishes. It stays flexible and so can move with the building unlike static installation systems.
EPDM rubber is installed successfully in Alaska and in the Middle East. So UK weather is never a problem!
Because installation is a cold lay technique there is no requirement for any heat.
You don't have to remove your old roof. EPDM Rubber can overlay virtually any old roof so long as your roof decking and joists are sound. This saves you money and saves the environment by reducing debris from the work.