Having a log cabin is a dream home for many. Adding one to your garden can add quaint charm and make the space more inviting. Log cabins have a lot to offer besides rustic charm. If you are considering investing in a log cabin, no doubt you will want it to last for years to come. Investing in an upgraded roof may be a worthwhile investment.
This kind of roofing material is long-lasting and made of rubber. EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer. It is a synthetic rubber that is well-suited for roofs. It is excellent at keeping the harsh elements outside where they belong. Because it weathers very well, it is a great choice for a roofing solution that will last many years. Some studies have shown the material performing well more than 30 years after installation. That is the kind of durability a good roofing system should have.
Why So Impressive?
EPDM roofing is superior to felt roofing for a few reasons. It lasts longer than felt. Felt roofs are cheap and pretty easy to install but they don’t last nearly as long as EPDM roofing. When it is exposed to drastic weather changes, the felt materials tend to wear out and eventually fail. Not to mention, even the smallest hole in felt can cause a leak. Granted, a hole can be patched but it doesn’t look nearly as good. EPDM does not have those problems, and because of this it has become increasingly more popular.
For a log cabin, the installation process for an EPDM roof is very straightforward. You will need a flat sheet of it to cover the roof. If you choose a felt roofing solution, it will not last nearly as long as the EPDM alternative. When you invest in a log cabin for your garden, even if the upfront cost is a little more, it pays off in the end.