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EPDM Roofing for Sheds & Garden Buildings

Mar 1, 2023 | Blog, Home & Garden, Sheds

Buying any shed, timber building or garden studio is an investment, and investment you want to be sure it will last for as long as possible. Protecting your building to withstand the elements is a key factor.  As a core standard offering, Worcester Timber Products install all garden sheds with a premium grade polyester roofing felt, which is strong, reliable and cost effective. Many other roofing options exist, but one outperforms them all; EPDM, an ideal alternative to trading felt roofing.

EPDM roofing is a type of rubber roofing material, and its full title is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. This synthetic rubber is a fantastic roofing solution, since it is excellent at keeping out the elements. It is unmatched in terms of longevity and performance, offering 100% waterproofing over an expected lifespan of more than 5 years. An optional upgrade Worcester Timber Products provide to their customers is a Firestone RubberCover.  Polymer based, single-ply EPDM rubber roof membrane, fast and easy to install using cold-applied methods and water-based adhesives. Manufactured by Firestone in the U.S., EPDM sheet membrane has consistently proven high performance at every level all over the world in different climates. Available in two grades, a wide range of sizes and in our flat roof kits.

Buying a membrane or flat roof system with better lasting and performance qualities than felt really does make a lot of sense. Initially, the investment can be more costly than the application of felt, but money can be saved with these types of systems. If damage does occur on flat areas, the membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of  flashing. For damage at angle changes, a Corner Flashing patch must be used instead.

It is also sold in various widths and comes on a roll to be installed as required. EPDM roofing weathers extremely well, so if you are looking for a roofing solution that will last for many years, this is the ideal product to consider. One study in America showed it was still performing to excellent standards three decades after installation!

Overview of EPDM key benefits:

  • Affordable and cost effective roofing material
  • A long lasting investment
  • Very little maintenance required
  • Durability to extreme conditions
  • Easy installation