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Abingdon Felt Roofing is a felt and flat roofing specialist. We are a family-run business renowned for quality workmanship, competitive pricing and friendly customer service. If you are looking to have a new roof installed, or if you need to book in for felt or flat roofing repairs, no job is ever too big or too small for us. Should you need our local roofers in an emergency, you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here, we look at the contrast between EPDM rubber and felt roof repairs. These are the two most common materials used on flat roofing. Repairs are part and parcel of having a flat roof so, if you need our help, please call us on 01235 239631.
The local roofers at Abingdon Felt Roofing look forward to hearing from you and to helping you with your repair needs.
Bitumen felt roofing still has a bad reputation from the pour-and-roll systems of yesteryear, which quickly became brittle and cracked. Large strides forward in the technology behind torch-on felt has helped to improve this situation. Modern felt roof repairs use a single-membrane system which has the bitumen integrated into the sheet. Local roofers lay these membranes with torches, not with hot bitumen and brushes.
Flat roofing repairs in torch-on felt last for 15 years, and often more, if looked after and treated well.
Indeed, felt roofing only needs replacing two or three times over the lifetime of an Abingdon property, making it far more cost effective than a pitched roof where slates and tiles can dislodge whenever there are high winds. Compared to brush-on systems, IKO TGX membranes need very little maintenance.
EPDM rubber for flat roofing has been more widely used in the UK for 20 or so years, but it first came to the fore during the 1960s in the USA. It took a while for EPDM installations to become more popular than felt roof repairs but today, it ranks alongside GRP fibreglass as a modern successor with a range of important benefits. Our local roofers use EPDM from Firestone RubberCover™, a market-leading trade material.
Abingdon Felt Roofing uses EPDM as an alternative to felt if a customer wants a more modern solution. Because the region has so many older properties that need a more traditional finish, felt roof repairs are still more common in some Oxfordshire and Cotswolds areas than EPDM flat roofing installations.
But, for the more clued-up home or business owner, EPDM is the material of choice. These flexible rubber sheets deliver a durable, watertight finish with seamless joins. The attractive finish of EPDM is another important benefit, one that looks more suited to the current day than felt roofing does on newer builds. While felt roofing repairs will always have a place in our hearts, EPDM rubber is fast winning over the minds of our customers and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Whichever way you would like us to help you, the local roofers at Abingdon Felt Roofing have all your requirements covered.