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Different Types of Roofs

Different Types of Roofs The first thing homeowners will consider when choosing the style of their new roof is aesthetics, understandably. Whilst this is important, architects, for example, would consider the efficiency, lifespan, and durability and what will be the best protective barrier against weather. So, when it comes to new build projects, choosing a roof shape can be challenging, especially with so many different roof types featuring their own unique properties. Below, we break down the most used roof designs, their benefits,...

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How to Fix a Leaking Roof

How to Fix a Leaking Roof Not only do leaking roofs cause damage to the interior of your home, but they could potentially lead to costly repairs in the thousands. But as roofing experts, we know that first, it’s important to understand the cause of the leak and to take into consideration your current roofing material as a factor in not helping you in your fight to As homeowners ourselves, we know how a leaking roof is a homeowner’s nightmare. The Fastest Way to...

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How to Replace a Felt Roof

Switching & Replacing Your Felt Roof for Something Better Felt roofs are a common, cheap flat roof material known to have a shorter lifespan than other flat roof materials (most manufacturers only guarantee the product for 10 years). Seeing as the material cannot withstand intense weather in the summer or the harshness of winter, weather damage is not uncommon, so you’ll want to choose a material that saves you hassle in the future. Felt roofs are a common, cheap flat roof material,...

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4 Essential Steps to Fix a Leaking Flat Roof

4 Essential Steps to Fix a Leaking Flat Roof In 2023, flat roofs are mostly water-resistant, with homeowners usually not having to worry about water damage. But flat roofs have not always had the best reputation, as in the past, they’ve been known to be more challenging to get rainwater to run off them. However, with the involvement of professionals and innovative rubber materials, it’s possible to extend the life of flat roofs and preventing leaks altogether. But if your current flat roof...

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New Distribution Infrastructure

In its continuing commitment to the industry and high service levels, Rubber Roofing Direct has invested in a new distribution infrastructure in the form of a vast new order processing warehouse and EPDM membrane handling yard. This new facility is vital for our Expansion plans in the coming years but also streamlines current output. Our new EPDM membrane handling yard allows effortless unloading of full containers of EPDM, which arrive every week, but most importantly, dry and secure storage for large...

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How to Waterproof a Shed Roof

The humble shed is one of those places which we often take for granted. It can be a functional space used for a whole range of reasons from storing garden equipment such as mowers, strimmers and other tools through to being a practical garden retreat with electricity and a range of homely features. Subsequently you want to make sure that the items stored under the shed roof are protected from the elements and the best way to do this is...

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How Long Does a Flat Roof Last?

An EPDM rubber roof is incredibly long-lasting and durable. The rubber used for making the synthetic rubber membrane isn't damaged under the sun's UV or ultraviolet rays. If installed correctly, you can expect a rubber flat roof to last up to 50 years. Because an EPDM flat roof comprises durable rubber, it can withstand extreme weather conditions such as hail or snow and typical weather such as rain and strong winds. Furthermore, if the rubber membrane is ever damaged, torn, or split, it's...

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How to Waterproof a Shed Roof

For many of us, our shed takes pride of place in our garden, and we spend many hours tinkering with gadgets and fixing tools in it. For some, it’s a home away from home; if we want a bit of undisturbed time, we head down to the garden shed and enjoy a little peace and quiet. If the shed is damp, smells of mould and its roof leaks, it won’t be a pleasant place to be in. More importantly, it is...

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Cost Effective Flat Roofing

Felt roofing has been a popular option for many years, and it has been the material of choice for many flat roofing projects for several reasons. Although it is durable, water-resistant and affordable, it can also cause numerous problems. Felt roofs are not the safest roof covering that you can work with; from highly flammable materials through to working with hot tars as well as the harmful fumes generated during installation, they cause lots of problems for the installer; what’s...

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Top 10 Tips for Rubber Roofing Installation Businesses

While a competent DIYer can install some of the more straightforward EPDM rubber roofing systems, many installations require the skills of a professional. If you are a company that installs rubber roofing for your clients, this blog will offer some great tips and advice from a rubber roofing specialist who has worked in the industry for over 12 years. You may think that a simple set of tools is sufficient to install rubber roofs properly, and you're not wrong, but installing...

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