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best flat roof material

What Is the Best Flat Roofing Material?

What are floor roofs made of in the UK? If you asked this question twenty years ago, most answers would say that it is felt. Now, in 2021, you have a much wider variety of options for your flat roofing systems. You can choose from materials such as modified bitumen, PVC roofing, EPDM, GRP, and more. All of them have their pros and cons, differing in, for example, cost, lifespan, installation complexity, or finish. It may seem difficult to choose the...

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how to clean EPDM rubber roof

How to Clean EPDM Rubber Roof

It's not without good reason that EPDM rubber is a popular choice for commercial and residential roofs across the world. It is durable and long-lasting, and to make matters even better, EPDM roofing is relatively cheap. EPDM rubber is commonly used for roofing but also in vehicles or garden products. You'll also be happy to know that when the time comes to replace the old rubber roof, 100% of the synthetic rubber can be later reused. However, that's not all -...

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causes of roof damage

Causes Of Roof Damage

Many homeowners aren't proactive about roof maintenance; it isn't until they are standing with a bucket in hand, cursing, and water dripping that they wish they hadn't neglected it. It can't be stressed enough that if ignored roof damage, can cause more significant problems in the future and result in considerable costs. If you deal with the issue in time, it might save you thousands of pounds and all the inconvenience it may cause you and your family. Once you have...

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Choosing The Right Roofer

Choosing The Right Roofer

The UK is known for its inclement weather; on average it rains around 150 days a year in the UK. There's nothing more depressing or frustrating than a leaky roof. This is why, as a property owner, you need to do your homework before you choose a roofing company or contractor. If you hire someone who does a poor job, you'll end up with leaks and expensive repairs in the long term. A competent roofer will be able to install, repair...

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FIXING THE EPDM RUBBER ROOF MEMBRANE

FIXING THE EPDM RUBBER ROOF MEMBRANE - SHED RUBBER Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here… STEP 1 Fold back half of the EPDM Rubber Roof Membrane onto itself to expose the timber deck underneath. Apply the WBA Deck Adhesive evenly over the roof deck with the Roller supplied. With the adhesive still wet, roll the membrane back into position using...

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PREPARING THE ROOF

PREPARING THE ROOF - SHED RUBBER Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here… STEP 1 Open the box and familiarise yourself with the products supplied. Please also read this installation guide through in its entirety before starting. STEP 2 (If you are replacing an existing shed roof covering) Carefully remove the existing timber edge trims (fascias). Put them to one side if they...

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PITCHED ROOF SLOPES ONTO THE FLAT ROOF

PITCHED ROOF SLOPES ONTO THE FLAT ROOF - FLEECE-BACKED Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here. STEP 1 Carefully strip 3 courses of tiles from the adjoining roof and remove the roofing battens. Carefully lift the existing pitched roof underlay and apply contact adhesives to the back of the EPDM membrane and to the roof lay board. Once the contact adhesive...

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FITTING WALL TRIMS AND LEAD FLASHING

FITTING WALL TRIMS & LEAD FLASHING - FLEECE-BACKED Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here… STEP 1 Before installing the EPDM membrane make sure the mortar is chased out of the joint to allow installation of the lead flashing or wall trim. Doing this first allows removal of the dust and protects the membrane from damage. Make sure all dust...

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COPING STONE DETAIL

COPING STONE DETAIL - FLEECE-BACKED Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here… STEP 1 With the coping stone removed, bond the membrane over the parapet wall leaving a 30 mm gap from the external wall face, seal the membrane edge onto a bead of water block mastic. STEP 2 Bed the coping stones over the parapet wall using a tough sand...

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USING TERMINATION BARS TO JOIN TO OTHER ROOFS

USING TERMINATION BARS TO JOIN TO OTHER ROOFS - FLEECE-BACKED Training hub - all your questions answered! For the best results, please follow the instructions as detailed below. If you still have questions please feel free to contact us using the form here… STEP 1 Overlap the FlexiProof EPDM membrane onto the adjoining flat roof system by 50 mm. STEP 2 Lift up the FlexiProof EPDM membrane to expose the adjoining roof system and apply a thick bead of water block mastic the length or the overlap. STEP...

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