How to Install an EPDM Roof

EPDM is a popular rubber roofing system that can be used for a strong, long lasting roof. It is especially popular because it will last a long time, as well as being a reasonable price to buy, It’s even more reasonably priced if you are able to install it yourself, so here are some tips:

  • Ensure the surface is clean. It needs to be clean and dry in order for the EPDM to adhere to it fully, so clear out any dust and dirt ahead of the installation.
  • Make sure you have the right surface for installation. EPDM is best installed on a timber deck, so make sure you have the right grade material.
  • Install a drip batten. This is essentially an extension of the roof itself, which direct rainwater into the guttering.
  • Give the rubber membrane time to relax. You should leave it in position before applying the adhesive for half a hour.