Becoming a new homeowner is always an exciting time in our lives. The requirement for a larger space due to an expanding family, a home with a utility room that gives room for pets and muddy boots or a home closer to the office. There are numerous reasons as to why people purchase a new home.
If you have decided to buy a home that has a form of flat roof, perhaps on the utility area or out-house area or anywhere, it is important you check these areas for any forms of dampness. Dampness in any of the specific area could indicate signs the roofing has some defects that may need to be replaced. If this is the case, the best option is a new EPDM Rubber Flat Roofing system.
EPDM also known as Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer is a rubber roofing membrane widely used in the installation of flat roofs. It is simple and very easy to install. While other flat roof materials such as asphalt or BUR will require the use of high heats (which add a health and safety complication level) during the installation process, EPDM rubber flat roof does not. It only requires cold adhesive.
There are many types of EPDM rubber roofing. The first type comprises a rubber membrane that will be installed directly unto the substructure of the roof. The other type has a polyester fleece layer glued to a side of the rubber membrane. This other type is used when installation needs to be done on top of an existing system. This type saves much time, as the removal of the existing roofing system is not required.
For those planning to expand their property, the option that you should be considering is the rubber flat roof material. The Rubber Flat Roofing is more suitable for homeowners and individuals with different needs, including smaller buildings, ground floor extensions, garages, and conservatories. This rubber roof design is actually the most common for these types of buildings and their extensions, mostly for the sheer practicality of fitting the roof.
In fact, this type of roof is not only perfect for smaller buildings but aesthetically it can give a more pleasing look to the eye too. This is because the rubber roof design is not only impressive but will not look out of place on an extension with a smaller size. However, this does depend on taste as well.
Accordingly, the Rubber Flat Roofing is also perfectly suitable for larger residential and commercial buildings. One of the world’s most beautiful and most photographed hotels is the Burj al Arab Hotel on the coast of Dubai. This magnificent D-shaped structure which also appears to be a giant sailboat riding on the wind, for all its elegance, is crowned with a rubber roof! So also is the Barclaycard Headquarters of UK’s Barclay’s Bank.
It is worth noting that many rubber flat roofs are pitched very slightly. Doing this allows rainwater and/or debris to clear more easily, thus preventing them from lying on the roof. With rubber roofing materials though durable, many roof contractors perform this important effective draining so as to protect the integrity of the roof.