A Flat Roofing guide for residential properties

Dec 24, 2019 in News
A Flat Roofing guide for residential properties

When fitting a new flat roof system on your property, or considering whether to replace your current solution, having as much information as possible is vital. After all, installing a new roof has to be worthwhile; it should last decades and create as little trouble as possible during its lifespan. So, if you’re unsure on how the RubberBond range can provide a high-quality, durable, and easy to install flat roofing system for your home, then this guide might be for you!

What is a Flat Roof?

Contrary to the name, the term ‘flat roofing’ is used to describe a roof surface that’s almost completely level. It’s angled slightly because all roofing needs to allow for the drainage of rainwater. Thus, a flat roof is typically any system that’s designed with a very low slope, normally with a fall between 1:40 and 1:80. The main materials used for flat roof systems are as follows:

  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
  • Felt
  • GRP Fibreglass
  • Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
  • Liquid Flat Roofing

All of these have their benefits, but at RubberBond our products utilise EPDM to create an effective flat roof system.

EPDM Flat Roofing

This material consists of a synthetic rubber sheet that’s affordable and easy to install. It’s also frequently used to line ponds and, as this alternate purpose may suggest, EPDM offers excellent water-proofing for residential properties. Moreover, EPDM flat roofing retains heat more effectively than other materials, meaning it can help to lower your home’s heating bills. As the process of fitting the material is so simple, it makes EPDM one of the best solutions for any domestic roofing job. Whether it’s fixing a leaky patch in a pre-existing flat roof, or installing an entirely new system for your home, EPDM material provides a reliable and durable solution.

For more extensive information on EPDM and the installation process, you can check out our RubberBond Fleeceback products or our Residential Applications section. Alternatively, get advice or a FREE survey and quote through our Enquiry Page.