How to Install a Rubber Roof Yourself

How to Install a Rubber Roof Yourself

If you’ve considered how to install a rubber roof yourself, you’re in the right place at PermaRoof UK. Whether you’re waterproofing a shed roof, replacing garage roofing or thinking about a rubber roof for an extension project, we support our DIY customers all the way.

With expert advice, products and buying assistance and a huge range of free installation resources, we can help you get the job done yourself – on time and within budget.

Rising popularity of rubber roofs in domestic projects

EPDM rubber roofing has been growing in popularity within domestic construction for over 20 years, becoming the membrane of choice for trade roofers all over the world. Because of its high performance, proven in a range of climates and fluctuating temperatures, EPDM offers a more sustainable approach to flat roofing. It is renowned in the single-ply roofing sector for delivering a much longer lifespan than other membranes with a service life expectancy in excess of 50 years.
Faster and more straightforward to install than other traditional materials, rubber roofing systems have become more attractive to the skilled DIY set.  We introduced our range of DIY rubber roof kits to simplify access to EPDM for homeowners and today they are one of our most popular ranges.

Why a rubber roof is the perfect choice for DIY

Ease of installation is a contributory factor to the popularity of EPDM for DIY projects. Installing a rubber roof yourself is perfectly achievable for a competent and confident DIYer and we offer installation support in the form of step-by-step guides, video tutorials and expert advice from the award-winning team.
Some rubber roof membranes, such as RubberCover EPDM from Elevate, can be custom-cut in a single sheet to suit most domestic projects (15m x 60m). This is ideal for DIY, removing, in most cases, the need for seaming joins in the membrane which are traditionally the most vulnerable points of a waterproofing system. RubberCover rubber roofing is adhered with cold adhesive and requires no special, professional tools to install – simply a series of rollers and ordinary toolbox items.

  • Fast and easy to install
  • Available in complete kits
  • Service life expectancy of over 50 years
  • Flexible and durable
  • High Ozone and UV resistance
  • Elongation of up to 300%
  • Full range of installation accessories

The easiest way to buy DIY rubber roof materials

Our off the shelf kits are designed to give you a simplified approach to handling the waterproofing. Get everything needed in the right quantity, buy a handful of tools and you’re ready to install a rubber roof yourself. We provide a range of standard sized project kits for:

Ready to install a rubber roof yourself?

The one-piece system is quickly and easily installed over a clean, dry timber roof deck. To install over other substrates typically requires more preparation and primer, in addition to a bonding adhesive, rather than a water-based option.

Our team is happy to talk you through your options and help you to build a kit to suit your specific needs. You can use our free Rubber Roof Kit Builder Calculator and tailor your own project list if you wish.

PermaRoof UK is here to support your DIY rubber roof projects, large and small. Browse our range of DIY rubber roof kits or give us a call and let us help you get your rubber roof right – first time.