England 21/04/2012– EPDM roofing membrane was developed for commercial roofs now demand is coming from the domestic market
Roofing membrane is the kind of product people barely consider let along talk about. They only do so when the flat roof on their garage or shed begins to leak and they have to decide how to get it repaired. Then the roofing firms they contact put them through a crash course in roofing materials.
Now that more people are building or extending their own homes interest in building design, construction techniques and materials is growing. Because of programmes people watch on the TV or how to videos they see on YouTube consumers are far more savvy than they used to be. They are open to using new building materials to get the results they want and can see that using good quality materials makes financial sense in the end. When a builder suggests using materials that are normally used in a commercial environment homeowners are happy for them to do so.
In the roofing world, EDPM roofing membrane is migrating from commercial to domestic use. EPDM is a form of synthetic rubber that is pliable, light, easy to work with and extremely durable.
EPDM roofing membrane was originally developed to cover the roofs of large factories or public buildings. The fact it was available in huge sheets meant that less seams were needed. On a large roof this is important and this fact combined with the properties of EPDM, meant that roofs built with this material stayed watertight for longer. Many EPDM roofs that were laid 50 years ago are still watertight even today.
Roofing membrane is environmentally friendly
BBA approved DuoPly is one of the most popular EPDM roofing membranes on the market. As the name suggests it is made from two layers of material. The outer membrane, which protects the roof from the elements, is made out of EPDM, whilst the inner layer is a polyester fleece. This fleece ensures that it can stick to a range of insulating materials, which can help to cut back on the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a building. In addition, EPDM, unlike some other roofing membranes, does not contaminate the rainwater that runs off a roof.
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