Here at Rubber Flat Roof, we’re proud to say that both Greenpeace and Green Building Digest have EPDM membranes at the top of their rankings of “low impact membranes.”
In recent years, there has been a turn around in the industry due to the green EPDM system. The growing commitment to provide long-term solutions that not only save money by extending the lifespan of roofs but equally aim to reduce the consumption of natural resources and minimise the environmental impact.
- EPDM is a great ‘green’ roofing solution, as it’s an inert material with limited environmental impact from the initial manufacturing stages right through to installation and use.
- There are no toxic substances released from the EPDM membranes, which could allow for collection and use of run-off rainwater for household use (toilet, washing machine, etc.). Read more about this here.
- The membrane can be easily recycled and re-used for other purposes such as walkway pads and road asphalt at the end of its long life.
- It is the ideal choice for actual Green roofs, due to its ecological benefit, physical characteristics and long life expectancy of over 40 years.
EPDM roofs are becoming regular features of our landscape due to the ever-increasing concern for the environment. For example, The University of Sheffield has embraced green roof technology and green roofs are frequently featured on the popular Channel 4 program Grand Designs. It also works well with solar panelled roofing.
There are so many factors that go into creating a sustainable roofing system, and we believe that EPDM checks all the boxes. With proper design, high-quality materials and professional installation EPDM offers a fantastic, durable and long-lasting roofing system. Call us with your queries on 01392 927729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, get started with our Roof Quote Tool!