EPDM rubber roofing products are incredibly hard wearing and weather resistant. There are many advantages of using EPDM rubber roofing over traditional felt roofing and one of the most obvious is its maintenance free upkeep. It is also resistant to UV and ozone and has a life expectancy of over 50 years meaning it is a great choice for all flat roof applications.
For most residential applications rubber roofing can be installed in a single sheet meaning that there is no need to rely on seams to waterproof the roof. Sheets come in sizes up to 15 meters in width and 30 metres in length which is normally enough to cover all but the largest residential flat roof.
EPDM rubber roofing is extremely flexible which means that it can tolerate changes in climate and copes well with freezing and high temperature applications. It can also be laid on a wide range of surfaces including: wood, concrete, bitumen, aluminium, masonry, Lead and Zinc which makes it very, very versatile.
As well as having a very long life expectancy one of the many reasons to pick EPDM for your flat roofing is the low ongoing maintenance costs. Rubber roofing is also extremely easy to install because it can be laid cold and there is no need for applying heat to bond the rubber to the adhesive.
Because EPDM roofing can be overlaid on all types of roofing it offers an affordable and environmentally friendly option for renewing your roof. EPDM rubber roofing is also suitable for commercial and industrial applications and its hard wearing nature makes it a perfect choice for a wide range of flat roof applications.
Johns Manville’s EPDM production facility is one of the world’s most technologically advanced, allowing it to extrude sheets instead of using the traditional calendaring process.
Their EPDM is manufactured thicker with a more uniform surface finish. This advancement in manufacturing cleaner sheets requires less preparation to ensure a stronger bond during installation.
Membrane: Non reinforced, cured EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer).
Fully Extruded: Produces fewer air voids, more uniform thickness and smoother sheets for rubber roofing.
Vulcanisation Process: Combines two layers of membrane to produce a fully cross-linked monolithic membrane.
Membrane Formulation: Performs in extreme temperature climates and withstands differential movement (elongation).
UV-Stabilisation Properties: Offers outstanding ozone and weather resistance delivering one of the longest service lives available.