Rubber Roofing is often referred to as Single Ply PVC membrane roofing or EPDM rubber roofing.
How do you look after your Rubber Roofing System?
Rubber roofing is very long-lasting but to extend its life as much as possible it will require cleaning and maintenance from time to time.
Regularly inspect and remove debris on the roof such as leaves or stones need to be swept away and gutters must be cleared. If you see any fixed debris such as moss, warm soapy water will be enough to clean this off. Aim to do a quick inspection and clean, if necessary, each season of the year. If you are vigilant and notice any small bits of damage, this can be dealt with quickly.
Another alternative to rubber roofing is felt roofing. Rubber roofing is more durable, felt roofing is more vulnerable to cracking and blistering but its advantages are the cheaper initial cost and in Kent Roofing Services experience is more readily available “off the shelf” with less lead time from order to delivery, although longer-term felt roofing can be more expensive as it can need to be repaired and replaced more regularly. Felt roofing has a more difficult installation process and requires more skill in the use of torch-on felt roofing with bitumen rather than the adhesive used in single-ply rubber roofing.
Our rubber roofing systems come with a 20-year product guarantee but if looked after carefully and inspected and cleaned regularly it can last over 40 years.
We install rubber roofing at an approximate cost of £75 per square meter but it varies depending on the accessibility of the roof, the type of roof, requirement of insulation, type of substrate, the edging finish required, and preparation required for the roof laying underneath.
How to Install a Rubber Roof on a Garage or Shed
1 Remove Fascias
If timber fascias or nails are holding down the roof membrane, remove these first.
2 Remove the old Roof
Remove all of the old roof covering including any staples or nails free from sharp edges, burrs or debris
3 Repair Timbers
Repair any roof timbers that are damaged or are rotten.
4 Lay out the New Roof
Lay the new membrane over the roof and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes until all folds and creases have been removed for EPDM and if PVC single ply the membrane rolls out tight on its own.
5 Roll the Membrane Back
Roll the membrane back and use an adhesive to coat the surface of the wooden roof. You can use a roller or a brush to apply the adhesive.
6 Repeat steps 4 & 5
Apply the other half of the roof
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