Which type of flat roofing should you invest in? Hart Property Services recognises that making a final decision on your roof is a big step. Flat roofs keep homes and workplaces safe but, as a sizeable investment, you will want a cost-effective solution that causes the absolute minimum of disruption during installation. When it comes to cutting-edge technology for flat roofs, nothing compares quite as well as rubber roofing.
You may also have heard rubber roofs referred to as EPDM.
Located in Coventry, Hart Property Services covers all areas in the Midlands including Nuneaton, and all neighbouring towns and cities in Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
Please contact us on 0800 865 4278 or 07525 536 754.
Rubber roofing delivers a wide range of benefits, some of which are outlined below. When you choose our flat roofing company, you receive a start-to-finish service that covers the initial roofing inspection, and the supply and installation of materials which come with a welcome 20-year guarantee.
Quite simply, when it comes to flat roofs, we tick every box.
For more than 50 years, and even up until the early 2000s, hot bitumen and felt was the system of choice for flat roofs in Coventry, Nuneaton and everywhere else in the UK. You could find bitumen flat roofing on garages, bay windows, porches and outbuildings, especially those built during the 1960s. This form of flat roofing is particularly prone to failure and, in the decades since, rubber roofing has changed the industry.
Today, we can safely say that EPDM roofs have innovated our company. They deliver outstanding results, both aesthetically and in terms of performance, for property owners everywhere.
Here, we list the many benefits of rubber roofing:
Life Expectancy – Whereas bitumen felt systems last for between 5 and 10 years, modern EPDM roofs that receive the appropriate levels of care will maintain optimal levels of performance for as many as 50 years.
Easy Installation – Bitumen is a difficult material to install. Rubber roofing uses a much simpler process and takes far less time. Our flat roofing specialists can finish a rear property extension in half a day.
Safe Installation – We lay EPDM roofs using a cold-application process. This involves a powerful adhesive to bond the material to the deck. Bitumen uses a dangerous hot application method that utilises a naked flame.
Durability – Rubber roofing is hardwearing, difficult to pierce and resistant to UV rays. It stretches up to 200% in size and copes well with temperature changes. Bitumen has no flexibility and suffers from cracks and tears.
Cost-Effective – Rubber flat roofing is more expensive, but you get what you pay for. The outlay is greater, but you receive triple the life expectancy. EPDM roofs help you to avoid replacement costs over several decades.
Aesthetics – EPDM flat roofs deliver a seamless finish that is pleasing on the eye. Age doesn’t affect the appearance of rubber roofing whereas Bitumen roofs soon look outdated and deteriorate with each passing year.
With the capacity to handle foot traffic, very few maintenance requirements and ease of repair in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the list of positives for rubber roofing goes on. To discuss EPDM flat roofing installations in Coventry, Nuneaton and the Midlands, or to find out more about your other options, please call to schedule a consultation.