Lasting Solutions to Your Flat Roof Problems in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Rubber roofs are the most logical and durable material to use for flat roofs. It can be used on garages, extensions and conservatories, they are hugely popular in the USA due to it's durability. To find out more about why a Firestone (EPDM) Rubber Roof is suitable for your property, call our team in Stoke-on-Trent.

Flat Roofs

We are authorised installers of Firestone Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) roofing. Scientifically proven to be highly durable, Firestone EPDM Rubber roof systems are an excellent solution to all flat roofing problems. These systems can last for 50 years which is more than 3 times as long as most other systems used in the UK. The USA have been supporters of Firestone EPDM Rubber roof systems for more than 40 years.

Where Can Firestone EPDM be Used?

Firestone EPDM can be used on many roofs including:

  • Garages 
  • Extensions 
  • Porches
  • Dormer 
  • Conservatories 
  • Outbuildings
  • Balcony Roofs 
  • Office Blocks and Flats 

Guarantees

All of our Firestone EPDM Rubber roofs have a written guarantee for 20 years with a life expectancy of 50 years.

Cost of the Flat Roof

Although the cost of installing an EPDM roof may be higher than a traditional felt roof, the benefits of installing one of these roof systems exceeds a traditional flat roof. The longer lifespan means that an EPDM roof is more cost-effective in the long term. When assessing its price and durability, an EPDM roof supersedes a ‘new’ flat roof system in every way.

Installation

There are many benefits of installing a EPDM roof such as:

  • More Watertight Solution Than Other Forms of Roof Membrane 
  • Very Lightweight Material 
  • Easily Shaped to Fit the Contours of the Roof
  • Can be Repaired Easily in the Unlikely Event of Rips or Punctures

In a felt roof installation, strong smoke and odour can linger in many people’s memories, and the process of using hot bitumen is potentially dangerous for roof installers and home owners. EPDM offers a far safer and more practical installation process. Furthermore, when one sheet is used to cover the flat roof, it can become unstable as it does not need to be sealed. Whereas an EPDM offers a more watertight solution than other forms of roof membrane.

Weather Resistance

An EPDM System is more weather resistant than a flat roof, and in extreme weather it can do the following:

  • Expand and Contract in Hazardous Weather Conditions 
  • Highly-Resistant to Extremes of Temperature, Ranging from 50 °C – 150°C
  • Insulates Heat Effectively (Internal Rooms are Cooler in the Summer and Warmer in the Winter)

A flat roof is susceptible to cold weather conditions, which means that cracks can appear on its surface, and a layer of stone or gravel is usually required to protect the roof from weather including the sun. However, the gravel usually drops into the guttering and hoppers which causes blockages. In contrast to this, an EPDM roof system is weather-resistant so these problems are eradicated.

Environmentally Friendly

Recognised for being an environmentally friendly material, a EPDM system is a popular choice against other types of roof membranes. Environmental organisations such as Greenpeace™ and ACTAC (The Association of Community Technical Aid Centre)™ have recognised EPDM for its sustainability. For more information about EPDM roof systems or our fascia, soffit and guttering services, please contact us.

Guarantees

Rooftop Systems provide a 20-year industry backed guarantee which includes an insurance guarantee that covers the full amount of money paid for the products and the work carried-out on your home through to HomePro.

Contact our roofers in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, regarding our firestone rubber roof and flat roof solutions.

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