EPDM Rubber Roofing Wirral

What is EPDM rubber roofing and how does it differ to a felt flat roof?

Firestone EPDM Rubber roofing is an alternative to traditional felt roofing. With a life expectancy of around 50 years it a very cost effective solution for your roof across its lifetime. It is an extremely durable membrane and a resilient roofing material. It can be installed with a single sheet of rubber making your roof completely sealed to the elements. EPDM Rubber roofing is tried and tested on not just domestic property but also on large commercial units in countries with more extreme weather conditions. A rubber roof installed on your flat roof in the Wirral area with its mild climate will certainly stand the test of time. G McMahon Building & Roofing Services | Wirral Rubber Roofing

What are the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing in the Wirral area?

Installing EPDM rubber roofing requires a specialised adhesive that is applied without the aid of any heat source. This makes the installation of rubber roofing much safer for Wirral roofers as gas torches are not required. Traditional felt flat roofing requires the use of gas torches to adhere to the roof which can add additional hazards to work that can now be avoided.

Another added benefit of using rubber roofing is that usually only one sheet is required to cover the entire roof which contributes to the durability of the method. When felt is used many pieces are overlapped to cover the entire area of the roof.  Each of the overlapping seams in the felt acts as a weak point for potential failures in this traditional felt roofing process. As most roofs can be covered with a single sheet of rubber there are no overlaps and less room for failure.

As the membrane is rubber any potential expansion or even building movements are a reduced issue due to its ability to stretch up to 300% of its original size. This allows for varied weather conditions to be endured by the material making your roof last longer. EPDM roofing does not require periodic maintenance leading to overall cost reductions over the lifetime of a rubber roof when compared to felt flat roofing. We can assess your situation and discuss whether it would benefit you to use EPDM rubber on your roof.

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An example of an EPDM rubber roof fitted on the window bay of a student property in Wavertree, Liverpool.


  • High quality, durable roofing product
  • Extremely cost effective over the product life cycle
  • Single piece installation over small and large areas
  • Flexible and resilient against weathering and potential building movement
  • Safe & easy installation without the added requirement of heating
  • Expected lifetime of up to 50 years

Contact our office to enquire about rubber roofing to find out more from a our professional contractors.