We are experts in providing durable, weather-resistant and environmentally friendly EPDM Rubber Roofing solutions, suitable for roofs of all varieties. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to asphalt, shingle or slate, require additional protection for your green roof or desire the many advantages gained from installing an EPDM Rubber Roof, then we’ll ensure we find your perfect roofing solution. Flat Roof Experts are known throughout Leeds, Bradford and the Yorkshire area as a trusted high-quality flat roofing solutions company.

What are EPDM Rubber Roofs?

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, and is a synthetic rubber created from oil, the natural gas ethylene propylene and diene - a hydrocarbon that contains two double carbon bonds. To make it usable for roofing, the EPDM Rubber is vulcanised, or dried out, and turned into sheets of roofing membrane. Vulcanisation improves the strength of the rubber, as well as its resistance to heat, water and abrasion. This gives EPDM a number of fantastic attributes that our customers throughout the Leeds and Bradford areas have benefitted from, such as waterproofing, improved durability, sustainability, and more.

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Where can EPDM Rubber Roofing be used?

Due to its advantages, our EPDM Rubber Roofing can be used on a range of buildings spanning the domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the Leeds area. These include:

• Flat Roofs.
• Garage Roofs.
• Car Ports.
• Shed Roofs.
• Treehouses.
• Green Roofs.
• Garden Studio Office Roofs.
• Bay Window Roofs.
• Low-slope Roofs.
• Extensions.

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What are the advantages to EPDM Rubber Roofing?

Our EPDM Rubber Roofs boast many benefits that we are extremely proud of.

First and foremost, we install the EPDM Rubber as a whole sheet wherever possible, ensuring the entire roof is covered. This reduces the need for seams, therefore boosting the roof’s waterproofing capabilities. This makes it fantastic for people who are sick and tired of crumbling or weak roofing that struggles to withstand the weather. EPDM Rubber is itself waterproof ensuring the contents beneath are kept safely dry. A great option for clients throughout Yorkshire, EPDM waterproofing roofs have been installed by the team here at Flat Roof Experts throughout Leeds, Bradford and beyond. We've consistently seen our customers be absolutely amazed by the fantastic strength and performance of our EPDM roofing solution.

EPDM Rubber Roofs are also fire-resistant, so should a fire ever spread to your roof, it can self-hinder the potentially damaging effects and ensure the roof itself doesn’t perish. They are also difficult to purposely ignite.

You might be worried about purchasing a roof that won't last long before needing to be repaired or replaced. Well, if maintained properly, the average life expectancy of an EPDM Rubber Roof is around 30 years. This is aided by the roof’s excellent flexibility, being able to stretch up to 300% before cracking, splitting or breaking. This is useful in times of freezing winters and hot summers. Protection from UV Rays, wind, snow and hail are also virtually guaranteed.

Further, in both production and utilisation, the roofs are environmentally friendly. Combined extraction, manufacture and installation require little energy, and primers and adhesives are usually added to the membrane to reduce any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) released during installation. When it comes time to replace the roof, it can be easily recycled. This makes Flat Roof Experts' EPDM a great eco-friendly roofing solution for properties throughout Yorkshire.

EPDM Rubber Roofs can also form the under layer of a Green Roof, providing added protection from adverse weather conditions. If you want a fully eco-friendly and sustainable option for your roofing, our green roofing with an EPDM under layer is an amazing solution.

Lastly, the roofs are extremely cost-efficient. Not only are they generally cheaper than other roofing materials, but their thickness keeps heat in during cold months, and the sun’s heat out during warmer ones, reducing the need for internal heating, air conditioning or fans. You may have spent a lot of money in the past repairing and maintaining a failing roof - our EPDM, available throughout Yorkshire, could be the solution you've been looking for.

Lightweight Construction


EPDM rubber membranes are typically lightweight. Their thickness is quite low and it does not take much labour to handle proper installation or repairs. Their lightweight nature is great not just for making installation work easier, but also better preserving the roof and structure. With a lesser burden, the materials can last longer, extending the life of the roof. This also saves money in the long term.


If you're looking for a more cost-effective and long-term roofing solution in Leeds, then our lightweight EPDM rubber roofs could be everything you need.


Abrasion and Tear Resistance


When compared to other roofing materials like felt, you will find that EPDM rubber roofing offers better abrasion and tear resistance. The materials’ flexibility helps to promote this quality. Certain design elements also aid in preventing damage from rough roofing substrates, helping to preserve the integrity of the membrane.


This essentially means that our roofing has improved durability, protecting against general wear and tear and impact damage better than other roofing surfaces.


Environmental Sustainability


Besides the lightweight nature of the material that reduces pressure on the rest of the structure, EPDM is also sustainable in terms of its production and installation. Minimal resources are utilised in both these processes. Its longevity also means less need to replace it, while its recyclability ensures minimal waste. They also make a suitable protective under layer for green roofs. If you're someone to whom it's important that your property remains as environmentally-conscious as possible, our EPDM is a great sustainable roofing solution in Bradford and the surrounding area.


Easy to Repair


There are many ways in which EPDM rubber roofing can be fixed. This includes the use of rubber shingles, liquid roofing membranes, and latex adhesives. As durable as it is, leaks or punctures may still occur. These can be easily fixed, though, so you can continue to enjoy long use of your EPDM roof. It is recommended that you inspect your roof at least 2-4 times a year to identify any problems early and resolve them affordably.


Excellent Temperature Range


Many EPDM rubber roofing materials can hold up well in temperatures as cold as -51°C and as hot as 140°C. With the extreme weather we are experiencing in more recent years, this helps ensure your roof continues to function well no matter the conditions. This heat and cold resistance mean you have less to worry about. It also helps to reduce utility bills as the roofing is effective at regulating temperatures inside your building.


We all know how temperamental the climate can be up here in Yorkshire! With freezing winters and often sweltering summers, you need a roofing solution that isn't going to become damaged or weakened by the changes in temperature. Fortunately, our EPDM is a great roofing solution in Leeds and Bradford for anyone seeking roofing that lasts all year-round.


Chemical Resistance


EPDM rubber is resistant to damage from dilute acids, alkalis, and ketones. This makes it ideal for many industrial installations that deal with such chemicals. It is, however, not suitable for environments exposed to solvents and certain hydrocarbons. All of these benefits are the reason behind the growing popularity of EPDM rubber roofing in the construction and renovation of domestic and industrial buildings. However, to get the most out of them, adhering to the simple maintenance checks is important. Also, while the colour options are mostly limited to black, the many benefits more than outweigh this minor aesthetic limitation.

Why You Should Choose Flat Roof Experts for your EPDM Rubber Roof Installation?

Our family-run business has been installing quality roofing solutions that encompass our expertise, pride, dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction to both domestic and commercial clients in Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding areas for over 20 years! Our Checkatrade score of 9.9 highlights this, with testimonials stating our professionalism, courtesy and approval with the work we have done for them.

To find out more about our EPDM Rubber Roofing, or any of our other roofing services, contact us through our contact page or via 01274 737 828 and one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer any of your queries or questions.

What Are The Different Types of EPDM Roofing?


There are several EPDM variations on the market that differ primarily in terms of molecular weight, varying levels of oil content, and level of ethylene. These differences can affect what type of structure is matched to a particular type of EPDM roofing membrane. Let us briefly look at the most common brands we work with.


ClassicBond EPDM


Made up of single-ply roofing membrane, this is the original top-selling rubber roofing solution. ClassicBond EPDM has been on the market for over 50 years and has been extensively used in both domestic and commercial flat roofing projects. It has also been quite popular for green roofs, having proven to be UV-stable and environmentally-friendly. The membrane comes available in a choice of 1.2mm standard thickness or 1.5mm premium thickness. The sheets are available in sizes of up to 15m x 30m.


You want a proven and trusted EPDM rubber roof that you can rely on to last long term and provide excellent value for money, then ClassicBond EPDM is a great option.


Flexi Proof EPDM


Another top brand that offers extruded EPDM membrane technology, Flexi Proof offers more options in terms of sizing. This makes Flexi Proof EPDM ideal for even the most complex of roof designs. Its material has been tailored to offer greater puncture resistance and better energy efficiency. Similar to ClassicBond, it offers a 50-year life expectancy. They also offer a good selection of water-based adhesives, sealants and primers to work with.


Perhaps you've got a unique domestic or commercial property that needs a customised, bespoke or unusual roofing solution? Using Flexi Proof EPDM, we have helped to install complex roofs throughout Leeds and Bradford to an exceptionally high standard.


DuoPly EPDM


This brand offers an EPDM membrane laminated to a polyester reinforcement layer. It provides added protection to the membrane, reducing the risk of abrasion, even if it is being laid on rough roofing substrate. This unique construction also helps DuoPly EPDM to increase puncture resistance. With just a 1.2mm thickness to the membrane, it achieves a much lower load to be placed on the roof. This not only makes it easy to install but also environmentally friendly thanks to the reduced resource use.


DuoPly EPDM is an amazing meeting between strength and sustainability. If you're a property owner in Bradford or Leeds and you are committed to finding an eco-friendly roof but you're worried that such a solution might be weaker, then DuoPly EPDM is the solution for you.


RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM


The fleece backing of this membrane is particularly helpful in providing superior wind resistance. RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM offers high bond strength between the fleece and adhesive. This also helps eliminate shrinkage issues, no matter the roofing substrate or temperature variation to contend with. It comes with Factory-Applied Tape (FAT) seam technology that provides improved shear strength and lower seam failure rates. If you own a large or tall property in Leeds and you're looking for roofing that will provide optimum protection against the wind and the weather, then RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM is a great option.


Resitrix EPDM


Flexi Proof’s synthetic rubber membranes offer excellent durability and flexibility even in temperatures as low as -40°c. It resists shrinkage throughout its estimated 50-year service life. Resitrix EPDM is not only ideal for domestic and commercial structures, but also works well on green roofs. Property owners also get to enjoy permanent resistance to ozone, UV and infrared radiation. These membranes offer 100% leak tight welded seams.


Shed Rubber


For many years the standard roofing material for British sheds has been felt. This does not, however, offer strong protection against moss and algae. In fact, any extension to the house, including garages and conservatories, should have EPDM rubber roofing. Given the much smaller scale of such jobs, many homeowners will opt to buy the kits to perform the installation themselves. Brands like Firestone’s RubberCover EPDM are quite popular. To get the best results and longest life out of this investment, professional installation is always advised. These are just some of the many highly-rated brands to be found in the rubber roofing industry that we have successfully worked with. Our team will consider several factors when recommending particular brands and products for your EPDM rubber roofing needs. This may include cost, style of roof, and weather conditions.

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