Introduction to EPDM Rubber Roofing

EPDM has become a popular choice for flat roofing in both the residential and commercial markets due to its impressive array of benefits.

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, which means it is a synthetic rubber-based product. EPDM is produced for a wide range of sealing products, with its sheet format used to protect from or retain water in roofing, façades and pond, lake and reservoir liners.

EPDM is not a new product, with the sheet form having been used in the above applications across the world since the 1960’s and 1970’s (we sold our first EPDM in 1974!)

 

What are the benefits of EPDM as a roofing membrane?

  • EPDM is highly durable, it has been proven to last more than 50 years.

  • EPDM is highly flexible, making it fit well into angle changes and details with no stress.

  • EPDM can elongate up to 300%, allowing for building movement without damage to the membrane.

  • EPDM is not affected by weather factors such as UV, ozone, temperatures or frost.

  • EPDM is proven to be stable in extremes of temperature between -30°C and +120°C.

  • EPDM does not tear, crack or split with age.

  • EPDM is installed with a cold applied system, so no naked flames are required.

  • EPDM is easy and quick to fit.

  • EPDM requires little maintenance.

  • EPDM is repairable if, in unfortunate cases, damage does occur.

 

So, why choose RubberTop EPDM?

Aside from the benefits of EPDM roofing membranes in general, RubberTop EPDM is the perfect choice for your roof because:

  • SealEco manufacture RubberTop in Sweden to European standards and it is CE marked.

  • We have two grades of RubberTop, standard and FR, bringing the most cost effective solution for your project.

  • It can be installed in both cold and warm deck applications.

  • At a standard 1.2mm thick, it is nearly 10% thicker than some leading competitors.

  • Has a life expectancy of over 50 years.

  • It is black in colour and has no chalk on the finish unlike many other EPDM membranes.

  • We have the ability to create a bespoke roof for you if required.