What is EPDM? EPDM Flat roofing Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern, Evesham & Pershore
Layton Roofing can help with your flat roof repairs and new EPDM rubber rooing. It is found in the automotive industry for weather-stripping and seals, glass-run channels, radiators garden and appliance hoses, tubing, washers, belts, electrical insulation, roofing membranes, geomembranes, rubber mechanical goods, plastic impact modification, thermoplastic, vulcanisates and electrical cable joining. The term elastomer is often used interchangeably with the term rubber, and was taken from two sources.
Firstly, elastic referring to the ability of the material to return to its original shape, and secondly, polymer meaning many units linked in a chain. EPDM is a typical rubber elastomer being relatively soft and deformable at ambient temperatures. The primary uses of EPDM are for seals, adhesives and moulded flexible parts.
Rubber such as EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene monomer) is renowned for its strength and durability, it is also known to be excellent for thermal insulation and water resistance. This is also a stable compound with no accompanying odour or fumes that normally characterise rubbers.
EPDM is a rubber material consisting of the main compounds ethylene and propylene. A flexible rubber matrix is formed when a small amount of diene is added to the mix. EPDM is available as a reinforced mix or an un-reinforced mix, both of which are commonly used and available in either a cured or uncured state. Whichever state this rubber is used in or whatever type of application it is used for, many industries benefit from EPDM sheet rubber.
Why use EPDM for a new Garage, Extension Flat Roof?
EPDM sheet rubber offers satisfactory compatibility with fireproof hydraulic fluids, ketones, hot and cold water and alkalis. However, EPDM offers unsatisfactory compatibility with most oils, gasoline, kerosine, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, halogenated solvents and concentrated acids. EPDM is suitable for many other applications including entranceway mats, safety mats, pond liners, weather strips, gaskets, o-rings, vehicle glazes and other items where sealing and wear and tear is a concern.
The Benefits Of Using EPDM Roofing Systems
EPDM can withstand high temperatures while remaining intact. This rubber is also commonly known for its effectiveness in roof liners or roof membrane systems because of the excellent seal it provides. EPDM is classified as a thermoset material, meaning that it is either fully-cured prior to being used or that it cures during natural weathering after it is applied. EPDM is often used for roofing projects. EPDM roofs are single-ply membranes meaning that there is only one ply of roofing material and not multiple plies laminated together.
EPDM has been used for roofing projects since the 1960s and is the one of the most common types of low-slope roofing materials. This is mainly due to its relative cheapness and its simplicity in the installation process.
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