When looking at some of the best ways to waterproof your roof, many homeowners choose rubber roofing. From commercial flat roofs to your new home extension roof, rubber roofing can act as an entire roof replacement or be used to fix a leak. However, which is the best brand to choose? For our expert roofing team, it’s a no-brainer…RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM. Here are a few of the reasons why.
What Is EPDM?
EPDM rubber roofing stands for ‘Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer’, and as synthetic rubber, it can be used for a number of applications, including high-quality, watertight roofing. It’s usually applied to flat roofs and is a single-ply roofing membrane. What makes the RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM brand so special is its fleece backing which provides additional strength, as well as the patented technology which laminates the EPDM waterproofing to it. This process eliminates the shrinkage associated with other single-ply roofing membranes, making this brand of rubber roofing pretty unique.
Why Choose RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM?
As leading specialists in rubber roofing, this brand is popular with homeowners, businesses, roofers and contractors alike. Two of the reasons for its use on flat roofs is the ease and speed of installation and the clean finish it produces. Once installed, it provides great strength and resilience to the flat roof and is incredibly puncture and tear resistant. This is particularly important for flat roofs which don’t have the run-off ability that pitched roofs do. This can make them susceptible to more damage thanks to issues such as water pooling, especially if there’s heavy snowfall. Therefore, strong rubber roofing from a reliable brand is essential. It’s completely resistant to temperature and climate variation, ensuring you have a flat roof which lasts.
Who Can Install RubberBond Roofing?
While simple and safe to install, this brand of rubber roofing is only available through registered contractors who are authorised to use this product. By using an official partner of RubberBond Fleeceback™, you’ll have the peace of mind your new flat roof has been installed to the highest of standards, providing superior protection for your property for many years. If using for repairs, for example, rather than a complete roof replacement, the fleece backing can act as a cushioning layer to use over minor issues in the existing roofing system. The installation is both heat and flame free, making it less hassle and faster to install than other roofing types. It also comes with the option of Factory-Applied Tape (FAT™) which reduces seaming time by up to 75%.
Looking for rubber roofing?
Here at South Thames Roofing, we’re an approved, trusted installer of RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM. Our team even underwent an official training course to partner with RubberBond, making us fully qualified to install this product at properties across South London and Surrey. We cover areas such as Guildford, Belgravia and Tolworth. If you’d like to discuss your roofing needs with a specialist or receive a free, no-obligation quotation on all rubber roofing solutions, contact us now.