The Economics of a Rubber Roof


Flat roofs have many different difficulties that you have to deal with. Because the roof is flat, it will collect water and debris. A sloped roof will allow water to run into a gutter and off of your roof. A flat roof is not as effective at channelling water away from your building. Many flat roofs are made of felt. If you have a felt roof, you might need for it to be repaired because it becomes damaged over time. The heat and UV radiation from the sun can cause felt to dry out and fray. Furthermore, felt is very difficult to replace.

Replacing Felt

Replacing felt roofing material is difficult for roofing experts. It is difficult because felt is somewhat fragile in the first place and it gets even more fragile throughout the years. If an expert attempts to repair felt, it almost always rips at the edge of the roof. The easiest path is to just replace all of the felt; however, this means that you’ll have to have it replaced again in a year or two. The better option is to completely replace the felt with rubber. A rubber roof from a place such as Fascias 4 U will last you for years.

Rubber Roofs

A rubber roof is one of the most effective and durable types of roofing. A rubber roof is naturally waterproof and damage-resistant. Rubber as a material is durable and long-lasting. Even more durable and long-lasting is EPDM.

EPDM is a type of rubber that is used for roofing all over the world. As with all rubber produced in the 21st century, EPDM is a synthetic rubber. It is known for being very resistant to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. It is very resistant to UV radiation, which means that it won’t dry out and crack under the sun. Furthermore, it is resistant to chemicals and moisture. EPDM is often produced by the same companies that manufacture car tyres; that’s how you know it’s a reliable rubber. It’s the rubber typically used for a warm deck roof.

Warm Deck

Fascias 4 U produces a warm deck design that is durable, long-lasting, and economically sound. A traditional flat roof is just a layer over the ceiling; some of them are set on joists and might have some insulation. A warm deck design involves several different layers. First, there are structural joists that are typically made of timber. On top of that is a timber base layer that forms the roof deck. Next is the vapour barrier or waterproof membrane. The vapour barrier or waterproof membrane is a layer of material that is designed to keep the internal ceiling or the joists from being affected by water. If you have an EPDM membrane on top of the roof, it’s unlikely that rainwater will penetrate down to the vapour barrier. However, ambient moisture in the air can permeate down to the vapour barrier. A layer of insulation separates the vapor barrier from the EPDM membrane to limit the amount of heat that is transferred through the roof.

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