EPDM rubber roofing membrane ideal for low pitched roofs
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Russetts Developments Ltd (RDL) EPDM rubber roofing membrane system offers builders or roofers the means to reliably waterproof low slope roofs. RDL can custom fabricate an EPDM sheet to the size of the roof making installation a relatively easy, quick and safe process. We can fabricate to the size required for each roof no matter what the shape. EPDM roofing systems are known to outperform other roofing products used for waterproofing.
Benefits of EPDM rubber roofing membranes
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a structure that offers extraordinary resistance to heat, cold, sunlight and air pollution - characters which make this product ideal for a roofing membrane.
EPDM remains flexible over the coldest winters and won't crack in the hottest summers.
EPDM is UV resistant so it can also be used for fully exposed applications.
EPDM rubber roofing is a synthetic membrane with superior waterproofing properties thereby making it ideal for a roof design that has poor drainage.
EPDM maintains its outstanding properties throughout its long life. Tests on EPDM roofing membrane installations show that those aged to 50-years had no measurable reduction in weight, thickness or tensile strength and was shown to retain a tear elongation factor of around 500%.
EPDM doesn’t give off toxic emissions in the event of fire and the membrane is suitable for thermal recycling even after it has been laid for many decades.
EPDM offers superior elasticity properties, with no shrinkage or dimensional changes over a temperature range from -40°C to +120°C.
Rubber roofing membranes can be mechanically attached. This type of system is suitable for both new and refurbishment projects of any size. It is ideally suited to projects where wind uplift is high, fast installation is required or the attachment of the existing roofing system is unsatisfactory. Mechanically attached roofing membranes are extensively used for commercial applications.
Whether you are a building owner or a roofing contractor, choosing the right roofing system for your construction project is one of the most important decisions when it comes to ensuring a building remains waterproof during wet weather conditions. The right roofing system will protect a property investment for decades, while the wrong roofing system could result in costly repairs, damage to the building and its contents and the need to re-roof.
Contact Russetts Developments Ltd to discuss your rubber roofing membrane requirements. We have year of experience in the waterproofing industry and with it a wealth of knowledge about materials used in the roofing and waterproofing industries.