EPDM Rubber Roofing Getting a Bad NameSteven Dickinson
Luckily for the owner of this property in Radlett WD7 he had held back some of the payments tot he builders and he is going to use this to have the problems to the roof rectified.
It’s always hard to seal around a pipe on a roof that’s why we use liquid roofing systems, however to have used a liquid system on this roof would have been a little “over the top” 98% of the roof is flat and EPDM is the perfect materials for large flat areas.
If you look at the way the EPDM rubber has been finished around the skylight and to the box around the soil pipe the roofer hasn’t overlapped the EPDM tapes onto the EPDM membrane the required distance of 50mm. There are several other problems with the flashings on this roof all down to badly trained or untrained installers of a perfectly good flat roofing system.