Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Roofing Cornwall
EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. We always use Fix-R, but have used other systems, depending on what the customer requests.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane widely used around the world for flat roofing.
Cornwall Flat Roofing is pleased to be able to bring this technologically advanced global roofing solution with its unmatched weatherability to the south west corner of England. Our team of roofing experts are trained and qualified to install EPDM flat roofing systems for customers across Cornwall.
The team generally uses the Fix-R range of products, including EPDM membranes sourced from Fix-R which are acknowledged as leading suppliers of the latest flat roofing products, including adhesives, paints, primers and liquid waterproofing.
Cornwall Flat Roofing recommends Fix-R because not only are their products and flat roofing systems tried and tested in the marketplace, but they are easy to use and quick to install, making any roofing project less of a hassle for both our clients and our workforce.
EPDM rubber membranes are the perfect solution for both domestic and commercial flat-roofing projects. The membrane is watertight and has a track record for durability and dependability, no matter what challenges the weather decides to throw at it! The EPDM is resistant to ozone, UV radiation and extremes of temperature. It is also resistant to moss and algae. Although strong, the rubber membrane is also lightweight and extremely flexible, making it simple and fast to install.
The Fix-R EPDM which is used by Cornwall Flat Roofing comes in two thicknesses, and pre-cut to size for the specific project. It is bonded to the roof structure by the appropriate Fix-R products designed for the purpose, such as roller-applied adhesives and secure specially formulated seam and flashing tape. No heat is required for the EPDM installation like with hot torch roofing systems, which means faster, safer installation and lower labour costs.
Because of its flexibility EPDM roofing can be used almost anywhere, including on dormers, extensions, garages and balconies. It is virtually maintenance free, with no special coatings or other surface treatment needed, although Cornwall Flat Roofing recommend clearing off debris and leaves occasionally. The EPDM looks good too – it has a smooth surface similar in colour to natural grey slate, with no surface granules that can wear off.
It’s the perfect solution for those with green fingers, who want to install a “green” roof or plan to harvest their rainwater, because EPDM roofing rubber gives off no pollutants, even when it ages. It’s physical properties stay stable year after year.
Known as the “roofing material that stands the test of time”. Studies and research done so far on the longevity of EPDM membrane indicate that the material has a potential life expectancy on your flat roof of 50 years.
Cornwall Flat Roofing provide a 25-year guarantee on the installation of a Fix-R EPDM system.
It’s not surprising that the EPDM manufacturers’ association in the USA claim that more than one billion square feet of EPDM membrane has been installed world-wide! If you believe your flat roof would benefit from an EPDM make-over, contact Cornwall Flat Roofing for a free consultation and no-obligation quotation.
It’s made by the world’s leading manufacturers and has half a century track record of performance and resilience. They not only ensure the product meets regulatory requirements and makes sure it’s fit for purpose, it’s easy to use and commonly quicker to install then hot installed roofs, like torch on felt. It comes in 2 thicknesses, 1.20mm and 1.50mm.
It can be used almost anywhere:
.. and lots more!
EPDM roofing rubber doesn’t pollute, so is perfect if you plan to rainwater harvest or install a green roof.
We put a 25-year guarantee on the Fix-R EPDM system, but it has a life expectancy of 50 years and beyond!