For a long time now the roofing industry has been aware of the many disadvantages which traditional asphalt shingles have on flat or low-pitch roofs. A problem with shingles is that they are not completely watertight, meaning that if they are on a flatter roof gravity is unable to do its job to create an entirely waterproof seal against leaks. This is because water can easily be blown back underneath the shingles on a flatter roof, causing leaks. Therefore roofing companies, such as RubberFlatRoof.co.uk have created a more impenetrable seal in the form of EPDM rubber roofing.
The benefits of an EPDM Rubber Roof
EPDM rubber roofs are perfect for being installed on low-sloping or flat roofs due to them being durable, pliable and waterproof. Rubber roofs are perfect for the places where asphalt shingles just do not work as well. While rubber roofs in the short term are not the cheapest way to reroof a home – in the long term they are by far the most ideal choice. The choices of EPDM rubber that Rubber Flat Roof supplies are guaranteed to last a minimum of 30 or 50 years – at least.
Rubber Roofing or SPF Roofing?
Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF), should not be confused with EPDM Rubber Roofing, they are two very different products. SPF is sprayed onto the roof as a liquid, it must be recoated much more regularly and can tear very easily if hit with tree limbs or flying debris. SPF roofs also often attract birds or even rodents like squirrels who like to bury acorns in it – causing leaks.