What is EPDM Rubber? The Top Benefits of Rubber Roofing

Aug 9, 2019 in News
What is EPDM Rubber? The Top Benefits of Rubber Roofing

When searching for a flat roofing solution, you are likely to be presented with an array of products. Choosing the right flat roofing material for your project may seem daunting, with all materials boasting their benefits across different roofing projects.

EPDM rubber roofing’s strengths lie in its excellent durability and pleasing aesthetics. We believe that the ease and strength of EPDM roofing makes it an excellent option for both new flat roof construction projects and refurbishing existing flat roofs. Where flat roof systems such as fibreglass and bitumen felt have strengths in specific projects, EPDM rubber roofing is a universal solution across a wide variety of flat roofing systems, offering a diverse range of benefits, during application and for years to come.

EPDM rubber roofing is a tried and tested product that is;

  • Long lasting and durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to repair (on the rare occasions it is required)
  • Easy and non-disruptive to apply
  • Attractive, with a superior finish compared to other solutions
  • Safe during application and beyond


Rubber roofing materials are durable and long lasting, ensuring high-quality performance over a long period of time. The low maintenance nature of rubber roofing makes it an efficient and cost-effective roofing solution for both residential and commercial roofing.

EPDM roofing rubber is particularly durable, due to the increased thickness, when compared to other flat roofing rubber. In particular, RubberBond Fleeceback’s 2.6mm thickness offers 40% greater puncture resistance and 180% greater tear resistance than 1.52mm EPDM rubber roofing.

EPDM rubber roofing is therefore the ideal flat roof system for anyone looking for a long-lasting and low maintenance flat roofing solution. 30-year-old roofs sealed with RubberBond EPDM have been tested and found to still be performing like new!

Low-impact Application

EPDM rubber roofing has been designed for excellent ease in application, using 67% less seams that in modified bitumen roofing felt, allowing for a smoother and simpler application process.

The ease in application also makes rubber roofing an ideal solution for re-roofing occupied buildings. The simplicity in laying EPDM rubber roofing makes the application quiet and odour free, allowing you to install your new flat roof with little disruption to your day to day life.

The fool-proof, easy application of rubber roofing ensures you can achieve a superior looking flat roof membrane, without compromising on durability. RubberBond is even tough enough to walk on, allowing you to reach and perfect every inch of your flat roofing system.


Rubber roofing is a safe material, both during the application process and once in place. With no heat or welding required during installation, the application process is not only quicker than other flat roofing materials, but significantly safer for installers.

Rubber roofing is flame resistant, with RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM achieving the highest European fire ratings. Our rubber roofing, therefore, not only offers security in terms of durability, but helps to keep your property safe from any potential damage.

As a durable and easy to apply product, an EPDM rubber roof is the perfect flat roofing material for a range of projects. Our belief in EPDM rubber roofing has led us to create RubberBond, a flat roofing solution that incorporates all the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing, to deliver the best in durability, application and safety.

For a superior performing EPDM rubber roof solution, get in touch with us today, or learn more about our EPDM rubber roofing solutions.