A rubber roof is made from a synthetic rubber called EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber). This is a highly useful roofing material due to several properties that it has, including:
- Weather resistantWeather resistant
- High resistance to ozone and abrasion damage
- It is very flexible and so can handle a range of temperatures.
- Superior resistance to extreme heat, including fire.
- Wind resistant
EPDM is a relatively new material, having been first introduced in the UK in 1962, and as such, it has not been rigorously time-tested like some other roofing materials. However, in the time that the EPDM rubber roofs have been used, it has been proven to have the longest average life of any roofing material.
EPDM rubber roofs are also very popular due to the fact that they are easy to maintain and to repair if needed. Moreover, EPDM rubber roofs are resistant to ultraviolet exposure. Whereas shingles, slate and asphalt will all degrade and become brittle over time, EPDM will maintain its integrity meaning that you will not need to worry about the strength of your roof in times of extreme weather.
For more information on the rubber roof installation services that we offer in Northampton, give us a call today on 01604 242 794 or 07446 914 101, or send us a message through our contact page to see what we can do for you.