What is EPDM rubber?
EPDM Rubber over new decking.
EPDM over garages.
EPDM over insulation.
EPDM Rubber over garage.
EPDM Rubber – badly fitted.
EPDM badly fitted over felt.
EPDM over large flat roof with insulation.
This was an early video. I get better with time and, yes, I have got a face!
We insulate this roof using sheep’s wool insulation and fibre board, so the roof can breathe. We didn’t have to use a vapour barrier.
Garages at Hampton Court Palace – EPDM over new OSB decking.
Before the EPDM rubber goes down, we have to build up the roof using tapered insulation. You can see on this video how soft the roof is with the insulation just laid over the EPDM and no decking.
The decking on this old garage roof had rotted away, so a new OSB decking was used and new EPDM rubber was placed over, with new flashings.
I did a survey on this EPDM flat roof because it was reported to be leaking. If you look at the way the EPDM has been laid, you can see why the roof was leaking.
This EPDM rubber has been fitted over the old felt without a separation membrane, also the joints are not properly made and are probably leaking. EPDM should not be fitted over mineral felt or asphalt without a separation membrane.
We changed the falls of this large asphalt roof using tapered insulation, then overlaid it with RubberBond EPDM rubber.