Why choose rubber roofing membranes over traditional materials?
Over time, old membranes and traditional flat roof coverings become worn and tired. Traditional felt roofing can degrade quickly, in just a few years in some cases, depending upon the climate, location, use and typical weather patterns. Different types of roofing degrade at varying rates, but none have the staying power of modern rubber roofing.
When typical, traditional materials, such as bituminous or asphalt felt (or tar paper) wear and weather, they become brittle, bubble and eventually crack, leading to water ingress, particularly where there are joins or old repairs. Rubber roofing membrane is manufactured and behaves differently to traditional roofing felt. With impressive resistance to UV radiation and ozone, EPDM is not adversely affected by temperature fluctuations. It remains flexible down to -45 and has the capacity to elongate over 300% to accommodate even severe building movement.