Getting to know the trim systems available for your EPDM flat roof

Getting to know the trim systems available for your EPDM flat roof

The final stage involved in fitting EPDM rubber roofing is normally fitting the over flashings where a roof joins a brick wall. This is normally done with a plastic coated metal flashing strip called a wall trim, but can also be a metal gutter drip trim.

When it comes to choosing a trim system for EPDM rubber roofing people can often go wrong, so it’s important to shop around to find the best trim finish for you. The cheapest option is usually the metal edge trim, which can come with a metal gutter edge trim too. From a practical perspective it does work, but it can make a domestic roof look somewhat ugly, especially if the bolts are visible from the floor or a nearby window. If you spend a little bit extra on some nice trims for your EPDM rubber roofing, not only will you have a fantastically hard wearing new roof but one that will look great too. Plastic roof trims are a good option for small domestic roofs, and there some highly attractive choices on the market today that will make all the difference to the finished look. There are different kinds of trims, including edge trims which keep the water on the roof and drive it towards your drip trim. The drip trim is a water run off point that drips into a gutter.

Quicktrim® is the original EPDM trim product and we believe that it is still the best EPDM rubber roofing edge. It’s solid, environmentally friendly, takes half the time to install and looks great when finished. Quicktrim® has been tried and tested successfully since 1997 and provides a secure flat roof perimeter detailing that will enhance the look of any commercial or domestic property. Quicktrim® is such a successful EPDM rubber roofing edge as it is made of recycled polystyrene, it retains its colour, flexibility and is UV stable. Moreover, it cannot rust and dirt washes off easily with the help of a mild detergent. An added bonus is its low installation costs and minimal maintenance, which combine to make it a very economical solution.