What Can EPDM Membranes Be Used For?
Rubber Roofs are extremely versatile and can be used for an array of different roofing projects, not just your home or commercial building. As well as being versatile, EPDM membranes are easy to fit the DIY style and lend themselves to a whole range of solutions. In this blog post, we are going to be outlining just a few of the many projects you can complete with your trusty Rubber Roofs EPDM membrane.
EPDM Rubber Roofing for flat roofs and extensions
Probably the most obvious and widely used EPDM solution is for a typical flat roof or a flat roof extension. It's the more reliable, durable alternative to using traditional felt, bitumen or asphalt. Not only is EPDM extremely resilient to surviving the elements, its strength, smart professional finish and environmentally friendly aspects make it the perfect choice for any flat roof or extension.
If your garage is not typically attached to your home, then in most cases, you need to ensure it complies with building regulations. EPDM is the perfect garage option, as long as you ensure your garage sub base is flat and sound. Traditionally, garage roofs were fitted with asphalt, felt or bitumen, but EPDM has taken the spotlight and changed this over the last decade. Fitting your garage roof with an EPDM membrane means that its lifespan is extended up to 50 years, there will be no rot, blistering or cracking, and you can be sure that the garage roof will be UV stable.
Rubber Gutter Linings
EPDM is perfect for lining gullies on commercial roofs. The membrane creates a gutter lining that can be used on any type of gutter material i.e. asbestos, metal or concrete no matter the size.
A green roof, also known as an eco-roof or living roof is a completely or partially covered roof with growing vegetation planted on it, over a waterproof membrane. EPDM is the perfect option for a green roof due to its watertight qualities, but also its strength and durability. EPDM is able to hold the weight and moisture of a green roof and ensures your green roof will serve its purpose without any issues. In order to make your living roof last, ensure your structure is sound before installing, to make sure the roof can hold the extra weight of the vegetation.
For durability, it is best to lay EPDM under tiles, pavers or timber decking to ensure a protected waterproof seal.