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Can I Walk On My New Roof?

Yes to an extent. EPDM is designed to take LIGHT foot traffic during installation and for occasional cleaning or maintenance. If you require more use than this, i.e. for a balcony then there are additional materials that can be laid over your EPDM for a more durable solution.

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All of our roofing systems are designed to take foot traffic and will withstand access to the roof for window cleaning and general maintenance  The EPDM systems can be walked on both during and after installation, EPDM is designed to take LIGHT foot traffic for occasional cleaning or maintenance. However common sense needs to be applied. Avoid studded boots and shoes. If you intend to use a ladder on the roof use a plank or board to spread the load.

The Resitrix System can withstand a higher level of traffic and is suitable for escape routes. The membrane is reinforced and thicker than standard EPDM. RESITRIX also has a textured surface for slip resistance.  

If you wish to use your roof top as a balcony or sun deck then there are several additional options available to you.  

1. Install Promenade tiles/decking straight onto the EPDM membrane. 

<p><strong>Black Rubber Promenade Tiles Interlocking</strong></p>
<p><strong>Size:</strong> 500mm x 500mm x 30mm</p>

Rubber Promenade Balcony Tiles 500mm x 500mm x 30mm

Black Rubber Promenade Tiles Interlocking

Size: 500mm x 500mm x 30mm

 

2. Use slab supports to install slabs over the membrane. 

<p><strong>Paving Slab Support</strong></p>

Paving Slab Support

Paving Slab Support

 

3. Cover the membrane with a 50mm concrete screed and then proceed to lay tiles/slabs over the top. 

Yes! EPDM rubber membranes are not effected by cement or lime additives making them ideal for waterproofing screed decks
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