EPDM coatings are made up of elastomeric compound that is manufactured from ethylene, propylene, and a small amount of diene monomer. These ingredients are synthesized to produce a product that exhibits a high degree of ozone, ultraviolet, weathering and abrasion resistance, and outstanding low temperature flexibility and due to which best suits for roof leaks repair and roof leaks coatings. These ingredients also contribute to resistance to acids, alkalis, and oxygenated solvents (i.e., ketones, esters, and alcohols). The EPDM single-ply rubber roofing coatings have been an appealing choice for roof leaks repair for residential roofing and commercial roofing industry for over 40 years.
- The number one roofing choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects according to Building Design and Construction magazine and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) 2002-2003 market surveys.
- Over 1 billion square feet of new roof coverings in the United States annually.
- More than 500,000 warranted roof installations on 20 billion-plus square feet.
With wide widths and fewer seams, EPDM coatings improve contractor efficiency during installation. EPDM coatings offer a quick, clean, inexpensive solution able to be installed in a wide range of temperatures. EPDM coatings provide excellent UV and weather resistance as well as sheet flexibility and high elongation. Systems can be installed fully adhered, mechanically fastened or ballasted. A complete line of accessories, sealants and adhesives is also available.
EPDM Rubber has had a long history of superior performance in hoses, molded products, tires and roofing membranes. For example, the radiator hoses in our cars and the gaskets on our freezer doors are made of EPDM rubber and show the broad temperature range the product can handle. EPDM Roofing Membranes also have more than 30 years of successful history.
EPDM is relatively inexpensive, simple to install, and fairly clean to work with when compared to conventional materials. There are not the strong odors and fumes either. The product is very stable and the resulting characteristics of Liquid EPDM such as flexibility, weatherability and chemical resistance are determined by it. Liquid EPDM therefore, can be described as a new form of an old and well-established rubber polymer. Now you can take advantage of the same benefits to weather-tight your leaks. Liquid EPDM forms a 100% seamless layer. No other product can match the durability of EPDM Liquid Roof.
EPDM is essentially immune to the effects of ultraviolet and ozone and is one of the best water barriers known. EPDM also has the broadest temperature tolerance, and is not water-soluble even in the uncured state. Even if you happen to get a unexpected rain shower just after you applied Liquid EPDM there’s no need to worry; Liquid EPDM will not wash off.
Liners are the most cost effective method of making a waterproof pool in your garden, but what is there really to choose between all the makes and materials? Peter May tells you how you can make it neat or natural and also introduces the new Greenseal liner from Gordon Low.
Don’t you hate all those fancy scientific names and acronyms; those strings of letters that only mean anything to ‘them that’s in the know’. Somehow you feel excluded from all the information. But then again all you are Putting in preformed or rigid ponds can be pretty easy. Getting the level right can be the difficult bit.Putting in preformed or rigid ponds can be pretty easy. Getting the level right can be the difficult bit. after is to make a hole in the ground waterproof.
You have already vaguely contemplated going ‘au naturelle’ by puddling it in clay, but then there is all that mess. And then you thought of manufacturing the pool itself in concrete, but a few sums quickly made you realise not only the muck and disruption involved but also the expense. So then you continue your investigations down the aquatic centre and find a huge range of products that all have different names but all look pretty much the same: black, some are shiny, some are not. Admittedly some are rigid and already pool shaped. They will tell you these are made from are generally HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) or ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and those are also fiberglass – mostly bigger heavier pools.
Others liners look like sheets of plastic, whilst some look like rubber. And its here you discover all these exotic names like Pondalene, Aqualast, Maxipool, Alfafol and now everyone is talking about Greenseal – now what’s that?
Despite the variety of brand names most of the liners available are one of several quite distinctly different materials that will all do the same job, and as individual materials they only come from 2 and 3 factories around the world. So it is highly likely that products, or at least the raw materials, with similar specifications will have come from those same factories in America, Belgium or Sweden.
The flexible sheets of material are either PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or Polyethylene – those are the shiny ones – and matt coloured ones are EPDM rubber (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomar) or Butyl rubber. Well as your eyes are glazing over and you feel no wiser, you still aren’t finding the choice any easier. Once upon a time that choice was much easier.
Liquid Roof is a true EDPM rubber and is the only one sold in liquid form. Liquid roof makes installations easy. Liquid Roof could be described as a liquid version of the single ply EPDM membrane which has established and outstanding performance record of over 30 years. The EDPM chemistry has two unique features not possessed by any other rubber. It is unaffected by ultra-violet and ozone, and can tolerate continuous exposure at temperatures over 300 degrees F. The latter feature of liquid roof is also what gives EPDM rubbers the best aging properties (retain flexibility longer) of all elastomers.