EPDM Rubber Membrane – FAQs

Here are some of the questions we get asked a lot at Rubber Flat Roof. Do you have any other questions for us? Send us an email at: sales@rubberflatroof.co.uk or call us on: 01392 927729

I’m not sure what I need to build my flat roof, what’s the best way to know?

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How long will Rubberall EPDM membrane last?

Rubberall EPDM membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy of more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.

Is maintenance required?

No specific maintenance is required for a Rubberall EPDM roofing system. However, we recommend a yearly inspection of the roof.

Can certain materials damage Rubberall EPDM?

The membrane is less resistant to oil products. Contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum-based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided

How can Rubberall EPDM be repaired in case of damage?

The membrane can be easily repaired using a seam tape primer and a piece of Rubberall self-adhesive Flashing Tape.

Must the roof surface be cleaned before adhesion of Rubberall EPDM?

The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free of sharp and/or loose objects and/or foreign materials such as oil, grease, and/or other contaminants. Therefore, it is recommended to sweep the substrate with a brush prior to the installation of the membrane or use a leaf blower to blow away any debris.

Are specific tools required for installation?

Besides the Rubberall ScrubPad tool and hand roller, the following tools are needed: scissors, tape measure, solvent resistant roller, chalk line, bucket, mixer (for Bonding Adhesive), clean rags, broom and a hammer to install the Quicktrim system

Can I walk on a Rubberall EPDM roof?

The roof can be accessed for periodical maintenance. In case of regular roof traffic, the membrane must be protected with pavers.

Can Rubberall EPDM be combined with a Green Roof System?

A sedum green roof can be placed over the Rubberall EPDM membrane, provided that a root resistant geotextile is used between the vegetation and the membrane. A distance of 30 cm must be taken into account between the vegetation and every roof installation detail.

Is there a warranty for Rubberall EPDM membrane?

Yes, Rubberall provides a 20 / 30 year material warranty dependent on the thickness of the membrane

Can Rubberall EPDM sheets be joined?

Yes, Rubberall EPDM Membranes can be easily joined using either the 3″ seam /splice tape or some 6″ Cover Tape. Primer must be used when joining two sheets as the self-adhesive tapes will only adhere to a primed surface.