What is EPDM Rubber?

What is EPDM Rubber?

Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer is a high-density membrane; it is impermeable to water and is fast becoming one of the most widely used synthetic rubbers in the roofing industry.

Its qualities makes it a fantastic and effective choice for rubber roofing – but why?

EPDM membranes are an extremely durable roofing option.
  • The saturated polymer backbone allows for a strong resistance to weathering in its many forms. The membrane has excellent resistance to high heats and temperature changes, a strength well suited to the temperamental British climate.
  • The chemical properties of EPDM result in a very low risk of oxidation and any related damage, as well as proving a high resistance to water, acid and alkali erosion; all key factors in any roofing product, given the frequent exposure to wet weather and the outside atmosphere.
The EPDM membrane is a non-polar elastomer, which affords it a high electrical resistivity. 
  • It has flame retardant properties and the highly flexible membrane (capable of up to 300% movement) makes it insusceptible to physical damage such as tearing and abrasion.
  • These intensely durable characteristics are evidenced by its frequent application in various other tools such as industrial hoses, moisture barriers, electrical insulation and solar panels.
EPDM has a remarkably smooth and level finish. 

For more information on EPDM rubber roofing, how to install it or whether it is the right option for your roofing needs, check out our range of products on the rest of our website or get in touch on 01392 927729. Alternatively, try out our state of the art Roof Quote Tool so we can provide you with all the materials you will need for your roof!