What is Rubber EPDM?
Rubber EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is an extremely durable and long-lasting roofing material that is ideal for flat or low-slope roofs. EPDM rubber is made up of ethylene, propylene and a small amount of diene monomer to form a synthetic rubber material. This rubber material is then cured with various catalysts and stabilizers to create a membrane that can be used as a waterproof covering for roofs. The benefits of this type of roofing material include its durability, affordability, ease of installation and environmental friendliness.
EPDM rubber is commonly used in a variety of applications, including roofing, HVAC systems, ductwork and water tanks. It is also widely used for automotive seals and gaskets, window and door surround, noise-proofing applications and other industrial uses. Due to its durability and flexibility, EPDM rubber is often the preferred material for these types of applications.
What Are the Benefits of Using Rubber EPDM over Traditional Flat Roofing Methods?
Durability – Rubber EPDM roofing is much more durable than traditional flat roofing methods such as asphalt shingles or felt. It also has a longer lifespan, with most rubber roofs lasting up to 25 years. As well as being extremely durable, it is also lightweight and easy to install which makes it ideal for both domestic and commercial applications.
One of the biggest advantages of EPDM rubber is its durability. It can withstand extreme weather conditions, including high levels of UV radiation, hail and wind damage. Moreover, EPDM rubber does not suffer from the same deterioration that traditional felt roofing materials tend to experience over time due to moisture absorption or physical damage. Additionally, EPDM rubber is resistant to many chemicals, such as oils, gasoline and acids. This makes it ideal for applications that require protection from these substances.
Cost-Effective – When compared to other types of roofing materials, rubber EPDM is more cost-effective in terms of installation, ongoing maintenance and repairs. This makes it an ideal choice for both domestic and commercial customers.
Energy Efficiency – Rubber EPDM roofing is highly energy efficient as it has excellent thermal properties which help keep the temperature of a building regulated. This can lead to lower electricity bills and improved indoor comfort levels.
Environmentally Friendly – EPDM rubber is made from a renewable resource and is 100% recyclable. As such, it is an environmentally friendly option for flat roofing applications.
Easy Installation – Installing a rubber EPDM roof is relatively simple when compared to traditional roofing materials such as shingles or tiles, making it a great option for DIY projects or jobs where time constraints are an issue. There is no need to use molten tar or hot asphalt, making it safe to use on both domestic and commercial properties.
At Amber Flat Roofing, we have extensive experience in the installation of rubber EPDM roofing systems for both domestic and commercial customers. Our team of experienced roofers can help you decide whether this type of roofing is suitable for your property and provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation. Contact us today to find out more.