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How can a rubber flat roof save you money?

EPDM flat roofs are quickly becoming the most popular choice for new flat roof installations as they are so durable and reliable. You might be surprised to hear that this new technology is very cost effective, especially when the price of the materials is slightly more than a traditional flat roof, so how can a rubber flat roof save you money?


  • Quick to install
  • Cheap to repair
  • Add a layer of insulation
  • It is an investment as an EPDM roof can last up to 40 years


Does it cost much to install an EPDM rubber flat roof

The cost of materials will be more for an EPDM rubber roof than a felt roof, but they are quick and easy to install so the cost of labour will be reduced. A traditional felt flat roof is installed in three layers, which is not only time consuming involving toxic chemicals and adhesives but also the procedure has to be completed correctly and in the right conditions; if there is too much moisture the roof’s durability will be compromised. Because the rubber roof is straight forward to install this means you won’t encounter problems later on.

Does it cost much to repair an EPDM rubber flat roof?

Because an EPDM flat roof is quick and easy to repair this means that any tears can be dealt with promptly, so keeping the building protected. EPDM are very durable but not indestructible; heavy falling objects can on occasion cause the membrane to tear, but this is easily and cheaply remedied. Once a felt roof develops a leak it can be costly and time consuming to find the source of the leak and to repair it, sometimes needing more than one visit, for which you will need to pay the cost of the labour.

Do EPDM flat roofs add insulation?

The membrane of rubber on a flat roof adds an extra layer of insulation to your building and so reduces costs to heat and maintain the building. These rubber roofs are also ideal to use for a garden roof, growing mosses or grasses looks attractive on any building in your garden or driveway; and also creates even more natural insulation whilst being good for the environment.

How long does an EPDM rubber flat roof last?

An EPDM roof is considered an investment as the roofs are guaranteed for 20 years but are likely to last over 40 years. The roof will last a long time with very little maintenance as they are constructed to withstand extreme weather conditions and are resistant to water heat, cold, fire and UV light. This makes rubber flat roofs perfect for the Lancashire weather, particularly as they also hold up well in high winds, unlike felt roofs which can tear and separate when exposed to gales and are costly to repair each time. I hope this has answered your question of how can a rubber flat roof save you money?

If you’d like to talk to us about the cost of a new flat roof, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can discuss your options.


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