Rubber roofing is fast-becoming the industry go-to for all flat roof installations. With the introduction of EPDM rubber roofing in kit-form, the industry has now opened up a wide range of possibilities for the DIY sector in terms of accessibility, price and ease of application.
Let’s look at this in a little more detail…
What is rubber roofing?
Rubber roofing kits contain a high-performance rubber membrane. EPDM is a single-ply roofing membrane manufactured from a rubber-based polymer compound and carbon black, making it highly resistant to UV damage or degradation.
Using EPDM has many advantages. This rubber roofing system is applied with cold, water-based adhesives and just a few simple tools, including in the main, rollers. With the right preparation to the flat roof, EPDM rubber roofing can be applied with little or no experience in just a few hours.
Rubber roofing kits often contain all the ‘ingredients’ for a perfect flat roof finish. Trims complete the look and seal of the rubber roofing, and the icing on the cake is a 50-year life expectancy!
What difference does it make?
To properly demonstrate the professional finish of a rubber roof installation, we have found an excellent gallery, which you can view here.
This is the best way to show you what a difference an EPDM installation can make in just a short time. DIY flat roofing is much closer now than ever before, and with results like this who can be surprised?
Buying a flat roof kit is certainly a good start for a DIY rubber roofing project. With everything you need in the kit, including membrane, adhesive, trims and fixings, there is no waste to dispose of, and no worry about being short of anything. You can buy rubber roof kits in a range of standard sizes online, or have your own made-to-measure kit for odd or large sizes.
Most domestic DIY roofing projects are for shed roofing or garage roof replacement, but if you are up for a flat roof extension replacement, then there are kits for that too.
With EPDM membrane fitted in one piece, you have no worrying joins to fret over – what are you waiting for? Head on over and take a look at the page, where you can see some excellent before and after rubber roofing images.