EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, which is a robust type of rubber roofing. EPDM roofing is extremely hard wearing, with a life expectancy of 50 years. It also comes with a 25 year guarantee – so if you are looking for a hard wearing roof that will go the distance, EPDM could be the solution for you.
EPDM has other benefits including quick and easy installation and is suitable for both flat and pitched roofs. It is also an environmentally friendly option and has a longer lifespan than other commonly used flat roofing materials such as PVC or Bituminious products.
What makes EPDM so hard wearing?
EPDM is a type of rubber which is particularly flexible and resistant to changes in temperature. Its rubber composition limits cracking, peeling and provides good protection against atmospheric pollution. It also has a longer lifespan and is more environmentally friendly compared to other flat roofing materials including PVC and Bituminous products.
Did you know that most roofing problems are caused by roof joints? EPDM eliminates this problem from the outset. It is manufactured as one single piece of synthetic rubber made to cover the roof in its entirety. As a result, EPDM is a very popular choice for buildings that have to withstand extreme climates – from the burning sun right here in Australia to the freezing temperatures common in Antarctica and Siberia.
Want to Know More?
The first stage in installing an EPDM roof is to complete a survey, allowing us to ascertain your buildings suitability. We can then advise you on the best way forward. We will then put together a comprehensive quote and carry out a risk assessment to ensure health and safety best practices. We will also source all the right material and equipment to complete the works. We always prioritise high standards, minimal disruption and working within budget when carrying out any EPDM roofing project.
For any other questions you might have about EPDM roofs, our friendly and knowledgeable customer services team will be happy to help. Feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call.