EPDM ROOFING WATERPROOFING

EPDM single-ply membranes have been the domestic or residential roofing industry’s material of choice for nearly half a century, and Carlisle has been defining the standard since the beginning.

With over 1.5 Billion square meters installed, Carlisle EPDM provides an unbeatable, long-lasting solution for protecting your investment.

Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered Sys
Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered Sys
Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered Sys

Waterbrothers and Carlisle EPDM for long-term waterproofing solutions.

Roofing conditions in Africa require that we use systems that can withstand a lot. With is superior UV and hail resistance, Carlisle EPDM can take whatever the African climate throws at it.

 

There are many other products on the market and we have experience in removing all of them and installing Carlisle EPDM in their place.

For complete peace of mind and support Waterbrothers and Carlisle EPDM is here for you to secure and protect your investment.

Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered Sys
Benefits of EPDM
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EPDM MEMBRANE WATERPROOFING

 

EPDM is a synthetic rubber with a molecular cross-linked structure, ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) is far superior, more durable and more flexible than conventional roofing systems. EPDM is completely weather and UV-resistant.

With an extreme elasticity of more than 500%, it is the most flexible single-ply membrane for waterproofing flat roofs, buildings and facades and is credited with a service life of more than 50 years. Being extremely durable and flexible EPDM is perfect for a wide range of waterproofing applications.

EPDM WATERPROOFING
COMMERICAL

 

EPDM roofing membrane has been the architects, builders and roofing contractors choice for the low slope commercial roofing industry for more than over 40 years.

The greatest test of any construction material is how well it performs under field conditions. Forty years of tested and documented experience in field applications has shown EPDM to have the longest average service life of over 50 years.

Baseline Roofing System

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EPDM WATERPROOFING
RESIDENTIAL

 

EPDM is proven to cost less over other types of flat roofing materials is its one of the most inexpensive residential roofing materials.

 

EPDM is very lightweight, so can be used on decks, balconies and flat roofs without the need of reinforcement. EPDM is durable and perfect for warm and sunny climates.

EPDM Waterproofing Systems

Carlisle EPDM has been field-tested for 50 + years and due to its unique molecular cross-linked structure, it is by far a more durable and flexible option than conventional roofing waterproofing systems. Carlisle EPDM is a synthetic rubber that is completely weather resistant and UV stable and with an elasticity of more than 500%, it is the ideal single-ply membrane for all waterproofing and water containment solutions.

Fully Adhered System

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EPDM membrane is adhered
directly to the substrate using a specialised bonding adhesive.

Inverted System

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EPDM membrane is adhered
directly to the substrate using a specialised bonding adhesive.

Ballasted System

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EPDM membrane is loose laid on
a substrate with a geotextile and ballast layer to keep membrane in place.

EPDM WATERPROOFING vs BITUMEN

Title
EPDM MEMBRANE
BITUMEN
Guarantee
20 years
5 Years
Aesthetics
Appearance is pleasing and modern and not affected by age
Appearance deteriorates with age and looks outdated
Durability
Hard wearing, resistant to weathering, flexible and requires no maintenance
Susceptible to weathering and UV rays. No flexibility, tears, splits and cracks
Installation
Easy to install, safe and less time consuming
Difficult to install, unsafe to torch on application
Price
50% less when longevity is linked
Higher cost, will have to be periodically replaced
Life Expectancy
80 Years
10 - 12 Years
Title
EPDM MEMBRANE
TORCH ON
SPRAY ON
Environment
Non toxic, Eco Friendly
Toxic
Some non toxic
Maintenance Plan
None
Service every 2 – 3 years @ Approx R250/m²
Service every 2 – 3 years @ Approx R250/m²
UV Stability
UV Resistant
Not stable requires aluminium silver paint
Not stable – requires top coat of paint
Elongation of Break
Up to 500%
25%
Up to 300%
Minimum Thickness
1.14mm
4mm
Up to 8mm
Application
Cold applied
Heat Fusion with Gas blow torch
Cold Applied with spray
Environment
Non toxic, Eco Friendly
Toxic
Some non toxic

Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered System

Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered System

Domestic Waterproofing Fully Adhered System