Rubber Roofing Nottingham - EPDM Rubber Roofing System
EPDM Rubber Roofing - Ethylene propylene diene monomer
Rubber covered roofs with this material are so versatile and offer so many benefits as opposed to standard felt roofs.
They are stronger, more durable, 100% water resistant and offer great thermal qualities to name a few.
These rubber membranes are super strong with a resistance to the ozone, very high and low temperatures and UV radiation. There is no other material in my view to match their versatility on the market at present. When it comes to life expectancy, the EPDM rubber manufacturers guarantee to expect around 50 years, try to get that amount of time from felt or asphalt, i don’t think so!.
Another added highlight you get from this rubber roof material is that it can seriously lower the carbon footprint of any building structure in so many good ways.
Rubber EPDM roofing - Lifespan Information
This rubber material can totally outlast and outperform felt and Asphalt by up to 3 to 5 times throughout its lifespan.
Once the rubber sheets have been fitted over the intended roofing area, the need for any maintenance is nearly non-existent
Combined with their superior protection against water ingress and eco-friendly installation techniques, they offer a very economical option that will outlive all other inferior flat roof materials and save your hard earned cash in the long run.
Rubber Flat Roof
Rubber flat roofing is a great choice for those looking for an economical and durable roof. It's easy to install, requires little maintenance, and lasts up to 50 years. Furthermore, it offers excellent protection from the elements including UV radiation, wind-driven rain, snow, and ice dams. Rubber flat roofs are also resistant to mould and mildew growth, making them a great option for humid climates. Additionally, the material is lightweight and can be applied directly over an existing roof with minimal preparation work. This makes it an ideal solution for those who want to replace their current roof without having to invest in costly tear-off and removal services. Rubber flat roofs are available in several styles and colours, allowing homeowners to customise their roofs to their individual tastes. Finally, rubber flat roofs are a great choice for those looking for an economical and low-maintenance way to protect their home from the elements. With minimal upkeep and a long lifespan, they provide great value for anyone looking to replace or upgrade their current roof.
Rubber flat roofs are also a great option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. As an environmentally friendly alternative, rubber flat roofs are made from recycled materials, helping reduce the amount of waste created by traditional felt roofs and asphalt shingle roofs. Additionally, rubber flat roofs have extremely high resistance to extreme weather conditions such as hail and windstorms, making them one of the most durable roofing materials available.
Rubber Roofing Cost - Is rubber roofing expensive?
To find out how EPDM rubber roof installations compare with other high-quality flat roofing systems, we've done extensive research and have compiled the following information. Is an EPDM rubber installation expensive? No! The "expensive" label is often attributed to these types of roofs because they are so much superior in quality than many others that it can be easy for people unfamiliar with them to think they're pricey when really their cost should not be a deterrent at all. While this type of system does tend to command higher prices due to its long lifespan, you will also save money by avoiding future costly repairs or replacements as well as labour costs associated with installing different materials like felt, metal and asphalt shingle which don't last nearly as long either needlessly increasing the price over time. Call our team at Nottingham Builders to arrange a free quote with our rubber roofing team.
Regular roof Inspection
Carrying out a roof inspection could be the easiest way to identify potential damage or leaks. Pay attention for any build-up of debris, whether leaves, branches or water that hasn’t drained properly. Identifying problems before they have affected your roof is key and it is also important to check trims around the edge for cracks or loose parts on EPDM rubber membranes which can lead to serious consequences if left unfixed.
Cleaning your rubber roof
Cleaning your rubber roof is a great way to make sure it stays in top condition. Start by sweeping or rinsing off any old debris and grime that may have accumulated, Then by just using a simple soft brush or mop with fresh water.afterwards will suffice.
Rubber Roof Maintenance and damage repair
Make sure to fix any scuffs, marks, holes or spots on the roof as soon as possible. Repairs are often simple and straightforward and you can use sealant and repair kits for most repairs. You may also want to carry out repairs if parts of your roof is coming up or away before it becomes a larger issue. For some people, roof maintenance can be a little intimidating. You might not know how to clean or maintain your EPDM roof the right way and could end up doing more harm than good in the process. For instance, you should never use pressurised water with a hose on top of your EPDM because it will cause irrevocable damage that is hard to repair; however if high pressure washers are used they must have an approved nozzle installed which reduces any risk for major problems down the line. It's also important to avoid using harsh chemicals like solvents and detergents as these shorten out lifespan dramatically by reducing its strength and resistance
Did you know that many people neglect to maintain their rubber roofing, which can make it susceptible to leaks and other damages?
When your home's EPDM rubber roof is properly maintained through cleaning on a regular basis, The rubber will help keep water from getting inside your home.
Not only does this save money in expensive labour costs for repair work but also helps prevent mould, algae and lichen growth on damp surfaces.
Taking care of your rubber roof is vital. Here are the reasons why and benefits
Rubber Roofs Suppress the progress of fire
One very important thing which makes EPDM membranes unique to other roofing materials is that they are flame-resistant. Made from a synthetic rubber membrane and a flame retardant compound, it actually remains stable at any range of temperatures making them perfect for many different types external roofing solutions. The membranes themselves cannot catch on fire and even prove to be an obstacle in slowing down or stopping flames if there was one already present inside the building
In contrast to other flat roofing methods on the market, EPDM rubber roofing offers minimal to no maintenance. The membrane material is constructed to a good thickness which guarantees its robust durability but still pliable qualities. EPDM is also resistant to the ageing process and as we have previously said, can last for up to a 50 year lifespan. Even if you do experience any damage, then these small repairs or maintenance can easily be corrected, as there are many EPDM products such as liquid sealants and glues to quickly bond and repair the problem. EPDM rubber being a weatherproof product also has the added benefit of being a compound material that still remains pliable in any extreme cold or heat, decreasing the risk of damage by cracking, resulting leaks with other other less substantial roofing products. It also has the ability to withstand adverse weather conditions like strong winds, heavy rain, hail stones and the harmful UV rays, plus radiation.
EPDM Rubber Roofs and where they can be used
EPDM Rubber roofs are very versatile, and this rubberised material can be installed and utilised in many ways. We have installed them throughout the Nottingham area in various situations where customers required a waterproof barrier that is strong and long lasting
Below are some examples where it as been used to great effect. If you are thinking of rubberised roofing for your next project but are not sure about your surface, then please By all means give our team a call and we will advise you on your best option.
Garage Flat Roof
A rubber roof is a great option for your garage. The low cost, durability, and ease of installation make it a great choice. Rubber is impervious to water, resistant to UV rays, and provides insulation from both cold and hot temperatures. It can also be laid over existing shingles making the installation process even easier. With minimal upkeep, rubber roofs can last for decades. The rubber also provides some flexibility when it comes to the design of your roof, as it is available in a variety of colours and textures.
Rubber roofing is a great option for sheds. It offers superior protection from the elements, including UV rays and precipitation. The material is lightweight, easy to install and requires very little maintenance over time. Rubber roofing is more cost-efficient than other materials such as felt, bitumen and shingles, making it an ideal choice for shed owners who want to save money in the long run. It also provides a longer life expectancy, making it worth the investment. Rubber roofing comes in a variety of colours and finishes so you can customise the look of your shed and create an attractive outdoor space. Finally, rubber roofs are extremely durable and resistant to punctures or tears, making them ideal for windy or stormy climates. With a rubber roof, you can be sure that your shed will remain in good condition for years to come
House Extension Flat Roof
Rubber roofing can be an ideal choice when it comes to adding a house extension. It is a highly durable and resilient material that provides superior protection against weather elements such as sunshine, rain, snow and hail. Additionally, rubber roofs require minimal maintenance compared to other materials such as asphalt or metal, making them extremely cost-effective in the long-term. Furthermore, rubber roofing systems come in a variety of colours and finishes to match the aesthetic look of your house extension.
The installation process is relatively easy and straightforward, making it a great choice for a new house extension flat roof project Finally, rubber roofs are eco-friendly and contain no harmful chemicals or substances, helping to create a healthier living environment. With all these advantages, rubber roofing can be the perfect solution when you are looking to add an extension to your home.
Dormer Window Roof & Bay Window
A rubber roof for the top of a Dormer Window or bay window roof is a great choice for those looking to add an attractive, low-maintenance option to their home. The EPDM rubber material used in this type of roofing is highly durable and provides excellent protection against the elements. This makes it perfect for those who live in areas that experience extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, high winds, or hail. Rubber roofing is also fire-resistant and resistant to acid and other chemicals that can often damage traditional roof materials.
Rubber roofing for a Dormer Window/bay window roof can be installed quickly and easily by our professional roofers. It requires minimal maintenance, as it will not need painting, sealing, or patching. The material is also lightweight and flexible enough to fit into most existing roof structures without any major modifications.
EPDM rubber is an excellent choice for balcony flooring due to its durability and low maintenance. It is a synthetic rubber that stands up to the elements of weather, UV rays, high temperatures and cold temperatures. The material also has good resistance to chemicals, oils, abrasion, and tearing which makes it ideal for outdoor floor use. Additionally, EPDM rubber is low maintenance as compared to other balcony flooring materials and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. The material does not require any painting or staining and its colour will not fade over time. Furthermore, the installation of rubber for balcony flooring is relatively easy and quick which makes it an ideal choice for homeowners who want to save time and money. This kind of rubber is also an environmentally friendly choice as it can be recycled or reused for other purposes. In conclusion, EPDM rubber is an excellent choice for balcony flooring due to its durability, ease of installation, low maintenance costs, and environmental friendliness. It is a great option for those looking for an attractive and long-lasting flooring solution.
As you can probably now see Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing system can be utilised and installed as a waterproof covering for many external areas of a home or commercial business. If you require this roofing product to be professionally installed, then call our Nottingham Builders team to arrange your free quotation.
Here are a few more places that this versatile material can be applied:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is rubber roofing better than felt?
The traditional roofing felt may be an easy fix for your leaking house, but it only works as a temporary solution. The joins are hard to make watertight and because of their lack of flexibility, you can't put much weight on top of the material without fear that it will buckle or tear when there is pressure from snow accumulation during the winter months. It does not have any staying power either so once rainwater passes through this barrier it'll find its way back into your home faster than expected due to leaks induced by these tears. Rubber roofing is a versatile material that can be used for many purposes. The Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, or EPDM rubber, has multiple applications in industries and surfaces thanks to its ability to conform easily with what you need it to do. One of the most popular uses for this tough but pliable material is on roofs where it helps create an impermeable seal while also acting as insulation across various surface areas.
What is the life expectancy of a rubber roof?
The long-lasting EPDM rubber roofing can be installed on your home and you'll never have to worry about it again. That's because, with its 50+ years of durability and minimal maintenance required thanks to that durable properties, the expected lifespan ranges in excess of a half-century! Most manufacturers offer between 25 - 30 year warranties for this type of investment which will help eliminate any worries or concerns over potential leaks or other damage down the road as time passes.
How do you maintain a rubber roof?
To get the most out of your new rubber roof, it is most important to gain knowledge in how to take care of the EPDM surface. With most rubber roofing systems you can extend their life even longer by implementing some simple EPDM rubber roof care techniques. We fully recommend fulfilling out these roof maintenance tips about 3-4 times a year, or more frequently if your area experiences bad weather.
Can you put a rubber roof over an existing roof?
Yes, you can put a rubber roof over an existing roof. This process is known as re-roofing and is popular among homeowners who want to extend the life of their roofs without having to replace it entirely. Re-roofing with a rubber roof can provide several advantages including increased durability, improved insulation levels, and better protection from the elements. It’s important to understand that rubber roofs are not meant to last forever and will eventually need to be replaced when they reach their limit. Therefore, it’s essential to consider factors such as climate, roof condition, and other related issues before opting for a rubber roof over an existing roof. Once all these variables have been taken into account, homeowners can decide if a rubber roof is a right choice for their home.
When installing a rubber roof over an existing roof, it’s important to ensure that the surface underneath is clean and in good condition. The installation process also requires using quality materials such as underlayment and flashing to ensure proper waterproofing. A good insulation layer should also be used to reduce heat loss and limit noise from outside sources. Finally, professional installation is recommended for rubber roofing projects in order to ensure a successful outcome.
To conclude, installing a rubber roof over an existing roof is possible when certain criteria are met. This can provide a cost-effective way of upgrading an existing roof and improving weather tightness. However, it is important to follow recommended installation procedures and use quality materials to achieve a successful outcome. Professional installation can also provide added peace of mind in ensuring the job is completed correctly.
Rubber roof recycling
One of the best selling points in my opinion for EPDM is that it’s 100% recyclable. The ERA (EPDM Roofing Association) conducted a research project in 2006, which yielded 3.5 million pounds of reclaimed rubber membranes from landfills within the first couple of years! As an alternative to felt roofing material with its 10-20 year lifespan, "if you are lucky", this outstanding durability of rubber roofing materials means there will be much less need to dispose over time since what we install today is much more likely last 40 to 50 years, that's a major difference as opposed to felt roofing materials.
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