Why Rubber Roofing is Cost-Effective

If you are preparing for a new build or looking to re-roof your property, rubber roofing is a very popular choice for anything from garages to extensions. But why is rubber roofing one of the most cost-effective solutions for your flat roofing in Yorkshire?

As rubber roofing experts, Alvadac is here to explain the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing, and how it can save you some money along the way.

The benefits of rubber roofing

  • Cost-effective to install 

Firstly, an EPDM rubber roofing system is incredibly cost effective to install. This is because the roofing installation is done by laying a single sheet of EPDM rubber, which is bespoke to your roof, and secured with a specialised bonding adhesive by our rubber roofing experts.

  • Long lifespan 

Whereas concrete tiles might typically last 15-20 years before they need replacing, an EPDM rubber roof can last for several decades. When installed by an experienced professional roofer, you may never have to experience any cracking or leaking.

For an extra bit of peace of mind, Alvadac flat roofing suppliers and roofing Yorkshire is proud to offer a 20-year guarantee on our EPDM rubber roofing solutions, so that you can rest assured it will stand the test of time.

  • Requires little upkeep 

Another benefit of EPDM rubber flat roofing is that it requires very little maintenance or upkeep, which helps you to reduce the costs associated with investing in a new roofing installation. If it ever does need repairing, it is quick and simple for our rubber roofing experts to solve the issue.

  • Keeps up with extreme temperatures

When the weather drops in the winter and raises during the summer, the extreme changes in temperature can cause something called thermal shock to occur. With ordinary tiles, this can cause cracks to appear. However, EPDM rubber roofing is very resistant to thermal shock, ensuring that it is able to withstand all kinds of weather conditions.

  • Weather-resistant

It is a common misconception that flat roofing is not suitable for all weather conditions. On the contrary, rubber flat roofing is completely watertight and weatherproof, with a slight gradient that protects your home from water damage. In addition to this, EPDM rubber roofing is also UV resistant.

  • Helps to reduce your energy bill

Compared to traditional roofing materials such as plastic composites or metal, EPDM rubber roofing is extremely thermally efficient. This means that it helps to keep the heat in your home during the winter and keep the heat out over the summer. This can save you a significant sum of money on your energy bills.

To begin your flat roofing project, or for more information about the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing, get in touch with one of our flat roofing experts. Please call 01274 317091 or email info@alvadac.com. You can also browse our online shop for same-day delivery Monday to Friday within a 40-mile radius of our Bradford warehouse by our flat roofing suppliers.

How to maintain your EPDM rubber roof

EPDM rubber roofing has much to its credit, including high durability – meaning that, even many years after the roof was installed, you should find that maintaining it poses a relatively small challenge.

This type of rubber roofing has various performance benefits – including resilience to extreme weather conditions, ozone and heat. This roofing also shows strong puncture and impact resistance; however, when it does need maintenance, you must be careful not to accidentally worsen the issue.

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Benefits of flat rubber roofing

What is flat roofing?

Perhaps surprisingly, it isn’t quite flat; it has a minor slope of ¼ to ½ an inch per foot, enabling the roof to drain water. However, snow and water can still accumulate on flat roofs.

Hence, the choice of material for a flat roof is crucial – and we particularly advocate rubber for its long-term durability. Why else should you choose rubber flat roofing?

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How Long Does Rubber Roofing Last?

Rubber roofing is a popular choice for roofing on builds from garages to garden rooms, offering long-lasting protection from the elements. Low maintenance and effectiveness are qualities everyone should look for when choosing their roofing solution and with our rubber roofing options, you’ll get exactly that. They’re also a great investment, with a good quality rubber roof lasting up to 50 years.

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Uses of EPDM Rubber Roofing in the Summer

The team here at Alvadac are extremely proud to say we are the largest supplier of EPDM rubber roofing in Yorkshire. With 40 years in the flat roofing business, our Bradford-based team know everything there is to know about rubber roofing materials. Coming from sunny Yorkshire, we also love the summertime. Sun loungers, shorts and t-shirts, BBQs – they’re all just a few months away and we cannot wait. Hopefully, summer this year will be more of what we are used to with fewer restrictions.

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How To Prepare Your EPDM Rubber Roof For Winter

If you have an EPDM rubber roof installed anywhere on your garage, extension or elsewhere, you will know what a cost-effective and durable investment it has been. But because flat roofing isn’t pitched, it may need a little more attention during winter to maintain its watertight effectiveness and prevent sagging and mould. Here are 3 tips from our rubber roofing experts to help do just that.

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Flat Roofing in the Summer: How EPDM fares in hot weather

While it might not always feel like it here in the North, summer is here! Now is the time when many of us are getting down to their home repairs and improvements when we’re a bit less likely to get rained on! Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, or need a bit more help when it comes to EPDM rubber roof installation, summer is a great time to replace your roofing or start on a new roof project. If you’re looking for a durable, affordable, easy-to-install roofing project this summer, EPDM flat rubber roofing is ideal.

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How Economical is EPDM Rubber Roofing?

If you’ve been considering EPDM rubber roofing, it’s likely that you’ve been weighing up the pros and cons of this rubber roofing system, with cost being a deciding factor. A new roofing installation can sound expensive, but here at Alvadac, we know that EPDM rubber roofing can prove a cost-effective solution to your flat roofing needs. Rubber flat roofing can offer many benefits – which our clients can attest to – and in our latest blog, we aim to show you how economical they can be.

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