Heat Insulation UK takes a closer look at the environmental benefits of an EPDM flat rubber roof and whether or not it’s suitable for your eco-friendly home.
In the UK, an EPDM flat rubber roof is becoming an increasingly popular and the go-to roofing material for homeowners. EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and it’s created by synthetic rubber.
Compared to traditional roofing materials such as Asphalt, which is notorious for polluting our planet and environment, a flat rubber roof offers a surprising number of environmental benefits. This include:
- The rubber roof is 100% recyclable! After you’ve installed a flat rubber roof, you can be assured that if you replace it for whatever reason, you can fully recycle the material. Furthermore, tyre manufacturers are beginning to donate tyres to rubber roofing companies and manufacturers to be turned into a flat roof!
- A flat rubber roof offers incredible insulation properties for your home too. The rubber membrane rarely lets heat rise and escape through it, which is beneficial to reducing heating costs and keeping your home warm throughout the winter months.
- Lasts far longer than any other roofing material. Our research shows that a flat rubber roof can potentially last for over 40 years with very minimal maintenance costs. Because of the rubber used, it’s resistant to weather conditions, sun rays, moss and algae. So once you’ve installed a new flat roof, you can be assured you won’t have to invest in a new roof for a long time!
Heat Insulation UK has been surprisingly impressed with how beneficial an EPDM flat rubber roof can be for your property.