EPDM Weather Resistance
In order to protect it from sunlight which has a damaging effect on the surface, traditional felt roofs have required a layer of stone or gravel to be added (which often get washed into gutters and hoppers causing blockages). Also, felt roofs are susceptible to cold conditions and checks need to be made regularly for cracks to the surface.
EPDM offers a more weather-resistant solution. With the ability to expand or contract according to the prevailing weather conditions, EPDM is highly resistant to extremes of temperature in the range -50°C – 150°C. Wind and standing rainwater does not compromise the surface and the rubber roofing membrane insulates heat effectively meaning internal rooms are cooler in summer and warmer in winter.