EPDM Flat Roofing Material
When building your home, one of the most trying decisions to make is to decide what kind of roofing you want to use, whether to go traditional or use the more unconventional materials such as rubber roofing. Most of the traditional Roofing Materials such as Asphalt shakes and shingles have an exhausting process of maintenance and repair. Unconventional methods such as rubber roofing are definitely a better option.
They can come as a roll and used on buildings, garages and extensions with flat roofs. Rubber roofing is made mainly of recycled tires, slate dust and saw dust. This means as a roofing option it is more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Installing a rubber roof can be more expensive than using Asphalt or metal roofs, but will be more durable and less likely to crack under drastic temperature changes or tumultuous weather.
When picking a roof made from rubber, you will need to decide what the best kind of rubber to use is, to ensure maximum longevity. Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM Rubber roofing is a synthetic rubber that provided excellent compatibility with fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, hot and cold water, ketones, and alkalis ensuring that it is resistant to an extremely wide range of conditions. It is resistant to heat, steam and has exceptional insulating properties. This means that even if you live in a cold area your house will remain relatively warm as compared to the conditions outside.
As with any other roof, you will need regular check-ups and maintenance to the roof. A rubber roof repair requires a material that is capable to forming a lasting bond with the rubber surface. It is also important to ensure that the product used to repair the roof does not cause further damage to the roof.
Most of the materials available to repair roofs are capable of forming permanent bonds with the rubber but also have the detrimental effect of causing further problems down the line. Also make sure that the product you use for repairs does not require an excessive amount of time to prepare and clean the roof, and the primers used are not slow acting. While there are a lot of convenient ways on repairing your own roof, it may work out to be very expensive, so it is more advisable to use a skilled roofer for the job.
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