EPDM is a single ply rubber roofing system, fitted without the need for joins - an attractive prospect!
Simple and safe to install, with no naked flames, the synthetic rubber is glued to a clean roof decking. A wet bonding adhesive, and a stronger contact adhesive are applied around the perimeters. Trims are fitted around the edges to waterproof the roof giving a smooth, clean finish.
Extremely lightweight, tough and elastic, when you are worried about expansion and contraction (a particular issue with larger roofs) EPDM is probably the right choice for you.
With a lifespan of up to 50 years, our Sarnifill,Resitrix and Hertalan EPDM range of membranes offer sealing versatility for every challenge and, provided the decking is sound and the structure can carry the extra weight, they prove to be the perfect roofing ‘overlay’.
Root penetration is not a problem for rubber membrane. Its excellent waterproofing properties make it ideal in the construction of Green Roofs, Flower Troughs etc as well
A Cure It roof is a GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) fibreglass roofing system.
Constructed from a GRP laminate, it has a specially formulated liquid Roofing Resin and Reinforcement Mat. Suitable for complex shapes, the material is cut to suit the roof, and, again, no heat is required! The Cure It materials come with a 20 year guarantee.
The laminate is applied over a securely fixed Oriented Strand Board 3 (OSB3) 18mm tongue and groove (T&G) deck, the perimeter is finished with Cure It Trims. Finally the entire roof is coated with topcoat. This finish is available in a wide choice of colours. Installed correctly, a Cure It roof has a life expectancy in excess of 50 years.
Cure It mixing ratios are adapted to suit variations in temperature allowing all ‘year round’ installation, even when temperatures drop to 0°C, by using the specially formulated Extra Cold resin.
N.B: Training is recommended before using the Cure It system Please contact Scandeck Limited for further information
What about Traditional Flat Roof Felt?
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it! Bitumen felt flat roofs are affordable in price and provide a great waterproofing result.
The longevity of the roof depends on the quality of the materials used.
In the traditional ‘poor and roll’ process, bitumen is supplied in blocks, broken up and heated on site in a boiler until molten. Once at the correct temperature, it is ladled into bucket and poured hot onto the deck, insulation, or lower layer of the membrane. Layers of membrane are rolled into it.
This method although being traditional and applied less and less, does have some practical advantages where access can be a issue.
‘Torch-On’ felt comes in roll format. In the factory-making process, a base felt is pulled on rollers through large tanks of bitumen mixes until saturated with a tar-like bitumen mixture. The result is a roll of water-resistant yet breathable material.
Modified bitumen refers to when the tar has been mixed with filler components. These fillers provide rigidity and tear resistance. Fillers can include limestone, sand or polymers, including styrene-butadiene styrene (SBS) a synthetic rubber additive that increases elasticity. The advantages of SBS modified torch-on are a faster flow of bitumen, less heat required (resulting in cost, time & energy savings) and greater flexibility in cold climates.
Torch-On roofing follows the same principles as pour and roll, except that modified bitumen adhesive is applied to the felt during manufacture. Heated on site with a gas torch, the modified bitumen pours down the face of the roll to form a small pool. The felt is rolled forward into the hot bitumen.
We carry out a large number of torch-on felts applications on to Flat roof decks using leading manufacturers including Geco, Bailey IKO and Andersons Techno-Torch Products come in a variety of colours and surface finishes that resist oxidisation and damage from UV rays.
Geco Copper faced felt is also available to offer a roof covering, which is not only striking in appearance, but performs in temperatures as low as -25°c.
We combine affordability with great performance, along with every solution you will require, including bitumen primer and felt adhesives to enable felt roofing efficiency.
N.B: This is a hazardous job, requiring high Health and Safety levels. Rather than tackling this roofing job without the essential skills, we always recommend contacting Scandeck Limited.
A green roof is a type of living roof, consisting of a layer of vegetation placed on a rooftop.
If your roof is visible from above, imagine looking down onto an attractive point of interest! Green roofs provide wildlife habitats for insects, birds and butterflies in an otherwise redundant space. They’re not only beautiful to look at, but also provide both this ecological and an environmental benefit. They absorb pollution and the carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere.
Have you heard of ‘urban heat island effect’? Green roofing reduces the impact of the summer heatwaves forecast to be an increasing problem. The fact they are a great natural insulator will save money and reduce energy costs.
The heat regulating effect keeps your building cool in summer and warm in Winter. Saving on your energy bills! The sound-reducing properties of a green roof means they are chosen to provide more peace and quiet. Not only do they provide protection from noisy aircraft/traffic, but also heavy rainfall or hail on your flat roof.
When Scandeck Limited install, the system allows the tiles to click together, They’re also self-sufficient, requiring no irrigation and zero maintenance. Simply choose from sedum or sedum and wildflower mix. Both provide evergreen colour all year round.
When considering the best flat roof material, Your roof construction and design will influence your decision along with budget, lifespan, maintenance, length and type of Guarantee which will factor considerably in your decision.
We have all the flat roof systems that will meet all your criteria including rainwater drains, outlets, vents and any roof sealants that may be required.
If you need any help on flat roofing coverings or any other roofing issue, our friendly team are here to advise. Please give us a call on FREEPHONE 0800 61234 66 or use the live chat function now.
When choosing a flat roof, you need to take a number of considerations into account, including the look you want to achieve, the size of your flat roof, the type of weather it’ll face, and the amount of labour it will require.