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FAQS

What is a rubbercover membrane ?

RubberCover EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. Since 1980, more than 1,000,000,000 square metres of EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential roofs worldwide. Various roll sizes, the biggest being 15m wide and 61m long.

Does the membrane have an up-and downside ?

No, there is no difference between the top and bottom of the membrane. On fire-rated (FR grade) membrane, there is clear wording stating which side this membrane should be laid.

How long will the membrane last ?

The membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkali rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy up to more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.

Will the membrane require any protective coat ?

No, the membrane is totally UV stable and requires no chippings, ballast or solar reflective paint.

Is one-sided application of the membrane sufficient ?

Bonding adhesive must always be applied to both surfaces. Water-based adhesive can be applied to either to the substrate only (wet mate method), or using the two-sided contact method, i.e., both to the underside of the membrane and the substrate, depending on various
factors like weather conditions.

I'm a roofer, what are the benefits for me ?

Well, there are a few benefits.

  • It is cold applied, reducing your public liability insurance.
  • Its a really quick install time, great when there are restricted weather gaps
  • Strong global branding
  • 50 Years life expectancy
  • Large seamless sheets, up to 12m x 30.5m We also have some rolls upto 61m long. In 1 Piece.
Can EPDM be used for green roofs ?

Yes, perfect for green roofs. Most residential roofs have no joints, so nothing to fail. Even large commercial roofs can have little or no joints. We do recommend a root barrier with green roof installations.

Where are you based ?

We operate from Nuneaton, nicely central to all of the UK.

How can the membrane be repaired in case of damage ?

Rubber membranes can be joined and repaired professionally.

Are any precautions required during installation ?

Keeping everything clean and dry is the main thing and making sure all the air bubbles are out .

Can I walk on a rubbercover EPDM roof ?

You can walk on the EPDM rubber roof but be careful what footwear you have on.

 

Is there a warranty for a rubbercover EPDM membrane ?

We provide you with a Twenty Year guarantee for the EPDM rubber roof.