Flat Roofing Supplies

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Alvadac’s flat roof supplies are not only very cost-effective, but of the highest quality as well. You see with cost-effectiveness sometimes comes concern about quality of workmanship and materials, which can lead to expensive alternatives. These are not needed with Alvadac.

Alvadac gives you the supplies and accessories needed to get the job done at a reasonable cost. Our products can be used in a variety of environments. From garages to houses, our supplies allow for all flat roof installations to be thought about, planned out, worked on and completed whether using an EPDM system or not. We carry all types of EPDM flat roof supplies needed for getting the job done, and done right to the highest standards.

As Yorkshire’s largest stockist of flat roofing equipment & supplies you can be sure that we will have whatever you need in stock and have it ready to go at the most competitive rates around. We stock all of the latest accessories needed so you don’t have to go shopping anywhere else for more equipment needed to do the job. This makes us a one-stop shop for all of your flat roofing needs.

All Alvadac’s flat roofing supplies can be collected from our Bradford-based warehouse or delivered locally throughout Yorkshire the same day for no extra charge. We also offer a national delivery service for customers outside the Yorkshire area.

So, What Is EPDM Flat Rubber Roofing?

EPDM flat rubber roofing is a fantastic roofing solution. EPDM, which stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is a type of synthetic rubber created from oil, ethylene propylene (a natural gas) and diene (an unsaturated hydrocarbon containing two double bonds between carbon atoms). To make it usable for roofing, the EPDM rubber is vulcanised or dried out, and turned into sheets of roofing membrane.

EPDM rubber can be used for a wide range of flat roofs, from large and small to domestic and residential. It’s a popular and effective solution for garages, houses, sheds, car ports, tree houses, extensions and bay window roofs. EPDM is extremely versatile. In addition to roofing, it’s used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), automotive and industrial purposes

What are the Benefits of EPDM Flat Rubber Roofing?

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  • Highly DurableEPDM is a high-density and highly durable material that can be used in the outdoors for decades without degrading.
  • Safe — EPDM rubber has excellent resistant properties against fire, heat, light, ozone and steam. Should a fire spread to your garage or house, an EPDM rubber roof won’t perish and can help to impede the effects of the fire.
  • Cost-effective — EPDM rubber lasts for several decades without requiring you to spend money on refurbishment or replacement. For added peace of mind, we offer a 20-year guarantee on our EPDM supplies.
  • Weather-resistantEPDM rubber holds up in any type of weather, from heavy rain and strong winds to hot sun and harsh snow. It can withstand temperatures as high as 150°C and as low as -40°C.
  • Low maintenance — EPDM rubber requires little upkeep, which helps to reduce costs.
  • Good for shallow roof pitches — if the pitch of your roof is too shallow for traditional roof tiles or other materials, EPDM can be an excellent solution, creating a smart, waterproof, durable and low-maintenance roofing solution for your shallow-pitched roof. However, it’s worth noting that EPDM rubber roofing can also be used on pitched roofs, including sheds and outhouses.


EPDM Installation

EPDM rubber roofing adheres best to timber, though can be used on other surfaces. When it comes to installing your EPDM roof, you should make sure to clean the roof surface before you begin laying your EPDM rubber. Any water or debris like dust, grease, loose material, dust or oil on the surface of the roof will prevent the EPDM rubber from adhering properly, so make sure the roof surface is clean and dry. As EPDM is often used as a replacement for bitumen roofs, installers often have to contend with residual bitumen. This should be removed or boarded over as it will poorly affect the performance of the EPDM rubber.

When first laid out, you should give the EPDM rubber around half an hour to sit in position. This allows the membrane to “relax” and ensure you get an excellent fit on your new roof. Then, in sections, apply a water-based or contact adhesive to the roof surface. If using a water-based adhesive, the outside temperature should be above 4 degrees celsius, with no chance of freezing temperatures for 24-48 hours after installation. If this is the case, a very thin contact adhesive can be used instead. Whether you are using water-based or contact adhesive for the main body of the roof membrane, you should leave around a 150mm gap around the edges of the roof, to then be sealed with contact adhesive. This edge adhesive should be applied to both the roof and EPDM rubber, and allowed to become completely touch-dry to prevent bubbles or blisters from appearing.

Why Choose Alvadac?

Alvadac offers all the EPDM flat rubber roofing supplies and accessories you need to get the job done. As the largest EPDM flat rubber roof supplier in Bradford and surrounding areas, we always have thousands of metres of EPDM rubber in stock so you can be sure to find everything you need in one place. We’re trusted by a wide-ranging network of professional installers and surveyors across our home county of Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.

We source only the highest quality materials so you can rely on EPDM supplies and accessories that are durable, long-lasting and easy to install. We offer reasonable prices and all of our products come with a 20-year guarantee, so you can be sure to get great value for your money.

Our EPDM supplies are available for collection from our warehouse in Bradford, or if you’re based locally in the Yorkshire area, we can deliver to you for free on the same day. We also offer a national next day delivery service if you’re based outside of Yorkshire.

Since 1998, we’ve developed an excellent reputation that we’re proud of. It’s why we’re rated 9.90 on Checkatrade by our customers. As a family-run business built on Yorkshire values, we firmly believe in providing excellent customer service with support and advice on any purchase. It’s why we’re rated 9.90 on Checkatrade by our customers.

If you’re looking for high-quality EPDM flat rubber roofing supplies at competitive prices, get in touch with Alvadac on 01274 317091 or at [email protected] to get a free, no-obligation quote and see just how much you could save if you decided to choose Alvadac.

EPDM Rubber Roofing FAQs

How long does EPDM rubber roofing last?

EPDM rubber roofing can last for over 50 years, with little to no maintenance!

Can I walk on EPDM rubber roofs?

EPDM is good for areas with low footfall, like fire exits, or for cleaning and maintenance. If your project will involve more foot traffic, you can lay a variety of materials on top of the EPDM rubber roof to increase durability in high footfall areas, like balconies or rooftop gardens.

What tools do I need for EPDM roof installation?

You’ll typically need a brush, 9-inch roller and mini roller to apply the adhesive needed for EPDM rubber roof installation.

Can I join EPDM rubber sheets?

Yes! It is easy to join multiple sheets of EPDM rubber roofing, where the area is particularly large or irregularly shaped. You can do this with seam tape or heat welding, depending on the type of EPDM you use, the surface underneath and the thickness of the EPDM.

How can I install EPDM rubber roofing?

To begin rubber flat roofing installation, start by unrolling the rubber membrane over the roof in the correct position in which you want it to be laid. Once the rubber flat roofing is unrolled and in its perfect state, you should then open the water-based adhesive, and give it a stir. You should then apply the adhesive to the roofing surface using a roller for the best results. Then neatly apply the rubber membrane onto the coated surface by rolling it.

What to do before installing EPDM rubber roofing?

Before installing your EPDM rubber roofing, you should inspect and clean the roof surface before you begin laying the EPDM rubber. If any water or debris like dust or oil is left on the surface when laying out the roofing, it will prevent the EPDM rubber from adhering correctly or effectively, meaning your roof won’t function properly. You should therefore ensure the surface is clean and dry. 

Because EPDM is commonly used as a bitumen roof replacement, installers may have to cope with residual bitumen, which should be removed or boarded over, otherwise it will negatively impact the function and effectiveness of the EPDM rubber.

What to do after laying EPDM roofing?

You should give the EPDM rubber about half an hour to sit in position when it is first laid out. This allows the membrane to settle and makes sure you get an extremely good fit and finish on your new roof.   

You should then apply a water-based or contact adhesive to the roof surface in sections and leave around a 150mm gap around the roof edges. This prevents the appearance of bubbles or blisters from forming. If you’re using a water-based adhesive, the temperature outside should be above 4 degrees Celsius, with no risk of freezing temperatures for the next 24-48 hours.

How thick is EPDM rubber roofing?

EPDM rubber roofing comes in a wide range of widths, starting from 3 to 15 metres. Our EPDM roofing membranes are 1.2mm thick. Get in touch with our rubber roofing experts for more information regarding membrane sizes or check out our latest blogs for more insight.

Where can I use EPDM rubber roofing?

Rubber flat roofing is very versatile and can be used for various structures, from houses and garages to sheds and carports. It can also be used for property extensions, bay window roofs, patio roofs and even tree houses. Although rubber roofing is most often installed on low-slope buildings with flat roofing, it is also completely useful for any other structure that requires a roof. We have the best rubber roofing that Yorkshire has to offer so get in touch to find out more.

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