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DuoPly is one of the UK’s reliable manufacturers for EPDM roofing materials. The rubber roofing membrane is ideal for installing over the top of most existing flat roof systems, saving you money on removing the current system in place. Find out more.
It’s common for homeowners in the UK to choose felt flat roofing as the roofing material for sheds, flat roofs and garage roofs. This is because it’s a cheaper material to use compared to other alternatives.
However, there are a number of disadvantages when it comes to choosing felt as your roofing material. It has a much shorter lifetime compared to an EPDM rubber membrane, with felt lasting up to 10 years. It can also be affected by hot and cold weather conditions, weakening the structure of your roof.
Asphalt is a versatile material that is commonly used for driveways and roads. It can also be used for flat roof too, and it’s a common choice when homeowners choose their roofing material for their flat roof. Asphalt lasts longer than felt, typically 30-years and it usually as a smooth, clean, matte black finish.
There are a number of disadvantages to using asphalt. It’s much heavier than felt and EPDM rubber, meaning that the structure of the roof may buckle if not reinforced correctly. It costs significantly more than rubber and felt too and it’s unsuitable for sloped roofs.
At Rubber Roofing Direct, we’re here to supply long-lasting roofing systems. We believe that a rubber flat roof is the best choice when it comes to choosing your roofing material. Unsure of what system to choose? Call us today on 01306776626 or get in touch here.