EPDM rubber roofing for low pitched roofs

Why is EPDM rubber roofing considered particularly suitable for low pitched roofs? Is it the best option for such roofs?

Asked by Pete on 11th Jul 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"A low pitched roof would be better with the sufficient tiles rather than rubber. Other than that felt roofing would be better."
Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"Most roof tiles have a minimum pitch they can be used on. Therefore when a lower pitch us present it is better to use a different covering, and epdm is the most reliable"
Answered on 2nd Aug 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"It would fundamentally depend on how Low The pitch actually is so he is going to have to be more specific..
Professionally speaking I would not recommend that system unless the roof is totally flat."
Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
"It is best suitable as the elastic and flexibility in the rubber can go on a low pitch roof"
Answered on 4th Aug 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"With the more common slate and tile there is no capillary reaction to which the water and penetrate?

So having a epdm or flat roofing system this will have a longer lifespan and withstand wind uplift"
Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Felted low pitched roof maybe last ten to fifteen years but these rubber roofs are last twenty plus years"
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"Fibre glass is good if done right rubber can sweat and get damp"
Answered on 17th Jul 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
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