With over half of the households in the UK having a garage of some kind, at some point you will need a garage roof replacement.
To help you find out what garage roof materials are going to be the best option for your garage roof replacement, we’ve put together some important information for you to know what to look for.
Types of Roofing for Garages
Traditionally garage roofs were covered with either felt, bitumen or asphalt, however, in recent years more people have used EPDM rubber due to its durability and reliability.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a long-lasting and highly durable alternative to felt or bitumen, boasting a 50 year life span which is ideal for a garage roof replacement.
EPDM rubber is also easy to install, which makes it perfect for flat roof applications and therefore, one of the best garage roof materials available.
More Benefits of Using EPDM Roofing for Garages
- Up to 50-year life expectancy
- No rot, blistering, cracking
- No maintenance required
- UV stable
- Environmentally friendly
Installing Garage Roof Materials
Whether you're just doing a garage roof replacement or building a new garage altogether, you will need to ensure the sub base is flat and sound before laying any materials.
When undertaking a garage roof replacement, there is often no need to remove the existing roof covering with EPDM simply board over the top of your existing roof using 11mm/18mm OSB3 and the EPDM roof can be installed on top of this new surface.
Over-boarding is both sustainable and environmentally friendly and there’s no skip required to take away the bitumen or asphalt that will ordinarily end up in a landfill.
What are the Best Brands for Garage Roof Materials?
We offer two EPDM membrane systems that are perfect for garage roof replacements; Resitrix Self Adhesive EPDM, and ClassicBond One-Piece System.
We also offer a liquid waterproofing system called Arboflex which is a great option for garage roofs that can not be accessed very easily.
Skyguard is a cost-effective roofing solution that is suitable for garages however, this product is not suitable for garages that must adhere to building regulations.
Garage Roof Materials Installation Guides
For your ease of installation, we have created online installation videos for Resitrix Self Adhesive EPDM and the ClassicBond One-Piece System, you can see these below:
Need more information?
If you’ve got more questions, you can contact our specialist roofing team on 02476 767234 or email us at email@example.com.