Rob the Roofer: How long does EPDM membrane last?


‘How long does EPDM membrane last?’ is one of the top questions here at PermaRoof UK. We asked Rob the Roofer, our resident EPDM expert. Watch the video to find out…

Video transcript

We would expect the membrane to last a minimum of 35 years, plus. General indications are that RubberCover EPDM membrane, correctly installed, will last in excess of 50 years.

The long-term benefits of EPDM

Installing a long lasting membrane can bring a wider range of benefits for homeowners when installed correctly:

  • 100% waterproofing
  • High performance
  • Fast and easy to install, ideal for DIY
  • Better cost vs. value
  • Reduced environmental waste
  • Available in kit-form
  • Wide range of accessories available.

Buying and installing EPDM Membrane

We stock both ELEVATE RubberCover EPDM and SealEco RubberTop Fleece Backed EPDM membrane in a range of sizes. We supply EPDM rolls or offer a custom-cutting service to suit your projects. 

We also stock a range of standard sized EPDM roof kits for trade and DIY projects. Off the shelf shed kits include RubberCover EPDM membrane, spray adhesive, sealant and our flat roof kits can include edge and gutter trims. Kits are supplied ready to install following preparation of the roof deck and are straightforward to apply. We provide a range of free installation guides to help with all aspects in addition to our range of video tutorials. 

Using the right accessories can further simplify the installation process to deal with extrusions, pipes and drain outlets. 

With a minimum service life of 35 years and an exceptional life expectancy can reach more than 50 years, EPDM membrane can last the lifetime of some projects. 

Buy RubberCover EPDM   Buy SealEco EPDM here

Customer Service and Delivery

  • Same day order turnaround (order before 12pm)
  • Fast UK delivery
  • Collection available from Alfreton, Derby.
  • Free installation guides available in our resource library.