Is your old felt flat roof leaking?
Rubber Roofing could be the answer!
Double Glazing Essex is pleased to announce that we can offer EPDM Flat Roofing Systems in Essex & London. EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber roof membrane is the modern solution for old and new properties, whether you are replacing a leaky roof or building a new extension this really could be the answer for you.
Environmental Friendly too…
EPDM rubber roofing dramatically lowers the carbon footprint of a structure in a number of ways. The lifespan of a rubber roof is up to 5 times that of a felt roof and 2-3 times longer than an asphalt roof. EPDM is installed in an exceptionally more eco-friendly way, without the lengthy and dangerous use of heat and flames. Double Glazing Essex can also reassure you that EPDM rubber sheet roofing also provides excellent thermal properties and is an outstanding sealant against water penetration. It’s no wonder EPDM rubber is also used extensively in many other industries.
EPDM membrane formulations have remained relatively constant for the past 40 years, with roof systems installed in the 1970s still performing well. Even so, EPDM manufacturers remain committed to continuous product innovations. In response to technological advancements, membrane research and contractor requests for more ergonomic products, EPDM accessory products continue to evolve in order to meet the demands of the industry.
With many EPDM installations exceeding 40 years of exposure in the field under various climatic conditions, none of the material tested has shown alarming signs of degradation. Even though it would be difficult to predict, studies have shown aged EPDM membrane as having a potential life expectancy of 50 years.
One of the most unique attributes of EPDM is ability to be repaired as well as its potential for restoration. The characteristic of the membrane are such that, even after years of field service and exposure to the elements, repair and modifications can be accomplished with ease and with the expectation of long term performance, unlike other roofing systems that degrade or become brittle over time due to UV exposure, EDPM single-ply membrane maintains its integrity and flexibility.