Rubber Roof 2

Rubber roof Project 2

Following our assessment and discussions with the Client about the problems with the flat roof and the information given the option of replacing the original roof with like for like standard roofing felt or opting for the longer lasting Rubber roof coving. The decision was made to install a new rubber roof.

The existing roof cover was removed and as the roof structure was sound timber was over laid to leave a smooth dent free surface

With the boarded surface swept and joints sealed, the rubber was first laid out. Once the positioning was correct the covering was trimmed ready for the application of the glue.

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The rubber was smoothed in place over the glue with all air pockets chased out leaving it fixed in position creating the watertight seal. the existing gutters and downspouts were re-attached and the roof was completed.

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A rubber roof, known as an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) roof.

  • Relatively light weight as a roofing material and installation is fast.

  • The rubber is glued into place so no need to use heat.

  • Rubber is also long lasting and as in this case the roof can be laid in a single piece, with no seams therefore no potential areas vulnerable for failed joints even after a few years.

  • Modern rubber is not susceptible to the sun’s UV and ultraviolet rays; a properly-installed rubber roof can last 50 years or even longer.

  • Rubber can withstand high winds and even hail up to three inches in diameter.

  • Another advantage of rubber is that if the roof ever does incur damage causing a leak, repairs are fast, easy.

  • Maintenance is another advantage as rubber requires very little, if any care.

  • Rubber comes in in a variety of thicknesses, from 45mm all the way up to 90mm. Choosing the thickness size for your home depends on the location and the pitch of the roof.

  • Rubber is also one of the “greenest” choices as it takes less energy to produce than most other roofing materials and is often made from recycled materials And is 100% recyclable

  • Rubber is fire resistant.

  • EPDM roofs are also extremely energy efficient reflecting the sun’s heat,

  • Insulates the home by trapping in heat to reduce energy costs and utility bills in the colder months.

  • No issues from freezing or cracking under extremes of cold weather.

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