Flat roofing can be used in a variety of different ways. It is mostly used on extensions or where height is restricted. Sloped roofs can limit vision, should you wish to look out over your garden or block a neighbour’s view as where a flat roof will not. All in all it provides a better use of space although because it does not have the incline for natural drainage care needs to be taken when installing one.
Although there are various options that can be used when covering a flat roof very few actually provide the benefits that EPDM roofing membranes offer. This is due to the fact that the flat roofing membrane is maintenance free it won’t distort, providing complete year round protection, against all of the elements such as the wind, rain, snow, and sun, as well as protection from debris and wildlife.
Another fantastic benefit is that EPDM roofing membranes are that they also provide stability from UV rays so they will not warp or become disfigured. Some other materials used for flat roofs come into contact with direct sunlight and then stretch or melt and even shrink. This wear and tear can then cause problems that will require maintenance.
EPDM roofing membranes also have a great reputation as one of the safest roofing membranes currently on the market. There is no need to apply any heat source to prepare the membrane so it can be laid cold. This means that as well as being entirely safe it is also environmentally friendly.
The average life span of EPDM roofing membranes up to fifty years and they also have a twenty year guarantee, thus giving you peace of mind that, as your property will be fully covered, that it won’t need regular maintenance because it has suffered any kind of damage. Therefore this is a great solution to a hassle free covering for flat roofs.