Everyone is always looking for ways to save money without buying cheap products that won’t last. When it comes to their pride and joy – their property – homeowners like to know they have options. Now, while there are plenty of flat roofing materials out there, there’s one that we believe to stand out from the rest. EPDM, just like anything else, comes with both pros and cons. However, one of its main benefits is its price tag, which is why it appeals to so many people looking to upgrade their flat roof.
It Doesn’t Cost a Fortune to Install
There’s nothing complicated about the manufacture or fitting of rubber roofing. Thanks to its simplicity, EPDM isn’t an expensive material choice. Made from recycled tyres, Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer.
As rubber roofing is reasonably affordable to manufacture, it means it won’t cost the earth to purchase. So that’s a bonus! Plus, because it’s supplied as a single sheet, homeowners have the added benefit of being able to install the material themselves, meaning no money is spent on bringing a tradesman in. It’s a win-win situation there.
It’s Strong, Durable and Long Lasting
Another plus point for Firestone RubberCover is its unique strength and durability. The way it’s manufactured means it offers unrivalled resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline rains and high or low temperatures. In fact, once it’s installed, there’s little maintenance required at all. With just a few simple checks a couple of times a year at most, EPDM has a life expectancy of 50 years. So, after it has been fitted, you don’t really have to think about reapplying the material for five decades, which means you don’t have to fork out for a new roof very often.
Even if damage does occur, most repair jobs are quick and simple – unless something drastic happens, of course. To get the most out of your rubber roof, some TLC is required, though it will make your investment worthwhile in the long run. You can find out more about caring for your rubber roof in this blog post: https://www.avenirroofing.co.uk/2018/07/taking-care-of-rubber-roofing/
It Has a Heat Advantage
We all know how high heating bills can be, especially during winter. Many modern homes have flat roofs, as do some extensions and garage conversions. Generally, EPDM is a fairly thick material and has the ability to improve thermal efficiency. Rubber roofs keep out the sun’s heat whereas it traps in the building’s heat during colder months. Now, while the difference may not be huge, every little helps, right?Back to posts