If you’re considering a new flat roof, you may be scratching your head while looking at all the options available. This includes traditional felt or GRP fibreglass. But have you considered a type of rubber roofing called EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). This high-performance material has been making waves in the world of roofing for very good reasons. Here are just three of the reasons you should be putting EPDM flat rubber roofing at the top of your list.
1. It’s highly weather-resistant
We all know the worry with flat roofs is how waterproof they’ll be, especially if you have an old roof which is starting to deteriorate. Leaks can cause a lot of damage to a property’s interiors, not to mention the actual roofing if the weight of the water can’t be supported. Therefore, if you’re choosing a new flat roofing material, EPDM can put your mind at ease about how resistant to the elements your new roof will be. Thanks to its waterproof structure and the way it’s installed by professional roofers, it’s highly durable, stopping water from entering your home for years to come. Not only does it repel water well but algae too, so if you’ve previously had issues with lots of moss growing on your roof, this could help eliminate the problem.
2. The quality remains high
While regular roof maintenance is the key to identifying issues early, every homeowner wants to know their roof won’t require much upkeep if they schedule periodic inspections. Roofs aren’t just a functional part of your home, as it’s important they look aesthetically pleasing too, and they can even become an attractive feature of your property. The quality of EPDM rubber roofing is one of its highlights, as it doesn’t scuff or scratch easily. Thanks to its weather resistance, it won’t deteriorate like other types of older, poorer quality roofing materials, so you shouldn’t see issues such as blistering or cracks occurring. You can even choose black or white options depending on the look you want to create.
3. It’s very easy to install
Roofing work can be a stressful business for property owners, and it’s easy to worry about how much hassle it’s going to be. It’s important to use accredited roofing professionals. They’ll have had the right training and approval from relevant bodies, which guarantees the work will be done to a high standard. The installation of EPDM is incredibly quick and easy because it’s applied cold. This means no flames or heat are required to attach it to the structure. If any repairs are needed, it’s simple to perform these, so even if it gets damaged, there will be solutions available to you.
Looking for flat roofing materials?
At Collier Roofing, we supply and install a selection of high-quality flat roofs, finding solutions ideal for you, whatever your requirements. We work across London, Surrey and surrounding areas, including flat roofing services for Oxted and Purley. Get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote on EPDM rubber roofing and more.