EPDM Rubber Roofing Edinburgh

EPDM Firestone rubber roofing offers a long term waterproof roof solution ideal for flat roofing surfaces. In the past you had to spend a fortune waterproofing your roof using materials such as felt which can have constant issues with leaks etc.  

With the emergence of single-ply rubber roofing membranes, waterproofing just got a lot easier!

EPDM Firestone rubber is a synthetic rubber single-ply waterproof membrane that excels with flat and low slope roofs — making it a perfect fit for garage roofs and other flat roof surfaces.

The rubber EPDM protection offers you excellent durability, outstanding resilience to the Scottish weather, great adaptability and a quick easy installation all at once. It makes waterproofing your roof much easier, and it comes with a minimum 20 year manufacturers warranty and  a life expectancy of 50 years.


Benefits of Rubber Roofs

There are numerous benefits of using Firestone rubber on garage roofs and flat roof surfaces. Listed below are some of the main advantages of using this modern roofing material.

Outstanding Durability

It was once quoted (not by one of our customers) that “Firestone Rubber can even withstand the apocalypse!” 
Jokes aside, this EPDM rubber membrane actually has great resistance to severe weather
conditions, UV light, debris, animals, birds & pests and other general wear and tear expected over the course of time.
It has the ability to elongate over 300% and can withstand building structure movements and
temperature fluctuations.

Our owner installing a new EPDM rubber roof.
Installed Firestone rubber with with a 20 year warranty.

Quick Installation

EPDM rubber roofs are really quick and easy to install and in most cases can be done the same day that work begins. The only issue installing them in Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland, is that installation requires dry weather!

Rubber is flexible and very lightweight, hence it takes little time to install. The rubber comes in large sheets that can usually cover the whole roof in one piece, this means there are no gaps for leaks etc, making it completely watertight!

In order to apply rubber roofing correctly, we need to ensure your roofs structure is sound,
this will all be assessed during your initial roof survey.

Rubber roofing material can be easily stored which is another reason for quick installation and turnaround from the moment that you place your order with us.

Another interesting feature of Firestone rubber is that you don’t need any sort of flame to install this roof cover. This makes the Firestone material different to other rubber roofing products.

It’s cold application process makes the installation safe, (and more possible in Scotland) and free from any potential fire hazards.


Longer Lifespan

After installation, EPDM rubber cover requires little to no maintenance. Considering the inherent durability, Firestone rubber does not require to be taken care of and has an expected lifespan of over 50 years!

Eco Friendly

Apart from the suitability, maintenance, and durability — EPDM rubber is recyclable, making it a very eco-friendly roofing product. Research shows that rubber membranes have a relatively lower environmental impact than other roofing materials. EPDM Firestone rubber doesn’t release any toxic ingredients and is chemically inert.

About Garage Roofs Edinburgh Ltd.

Although only recently formed, the company has worked alongside Collins Roofing & Solar Solutions for many years and our owner has 24 years experience working as a roofer.

We have a strong background in all aspects of roofing, however, we are specialists in garage roofing and flat roofing installing literally thousands of these types of roofs across Scotland over the last 15 years.

As stated above our areas of expertise includes garage roof replacement and repair, asbestos garage roof overcladding & replacement and all aspects of flat roofing including EPDM Firestone rubber roof application.


All of our quotes are completed by the company owner. We pride ourselves on offering transparent, honest pricing with no hard sales. Our quality of workmanship, strong track record and competitive rates mean we do not have to use such tactics.

Is Rubber Best For Your Garage / Flat Roof?

When was the last time you had your flat roof or garage roof inspected?

If a considerable time has passed, you should check for signs that indicate a leak or damage in your roof. More often than not, old roofing materials such as felt or asbestos sheets on garage roofs, will have gap in them causing leaks and other issues meaning your home or garage can be damaged from the inside.

Why pay more later, when you can repair or replace your roof at a low-cost

Old rubber roofs can also need replaced or repaired, here are some of the signs to look out for:

Wrinkles & Punctures

You know that a rubber roof is in great condition when it’s flat and tight. Wrinkles
and condensation on your roof indicate moisture buildup. Plus, when the rubber becomes wrinkled, it tends to separate from the insulation board. Similarly, any areas with small punctures in your roof are not a good sign. They allow
water to come inside your home or garage destroying your walls, floors and belongings.

If you notice any of these signs, best get your rubber roof checked before the problems get worse!

Uneven Areas

One of the main characteristics of a deteriorating rubber roof is low spots. If you feel slight dips while walking on the roof, take it as a sign that your roof needs some attention. There’s an insulation layer underneath rubber that should remain tight
and solid with no gaps. It’s good to note that dips could be for other reasons such as compressed insulation
or inconsistencies in the inner layers of your rubber roofing. 

The Seams Leak Water

Over the years we have seen plenty of cases of water leaks in old rubber roofs. Usually, it’s a condensation problem that occurs when the roof has not been correctly installed. We can’t highlight enough that sound installation is everything! You may find some forums on Google advising DIY installation, however, we can tell you first hand that over the course of time this is almost always counter productive.

Water can also enter the membrane, decaying the adhesive that sticks the rubber to your roof. Checking your rubber roof after heavy rainfall can help you locate any small leakages. Did you find multiple leaks on your EPDM rubber roof?

Another reason for this can be shrinking of the rubber membrane or an improper flashing; all the more
reason to leave it to professionals.


If your rubber roofing appears to have a bump, it can mean you have a serious problem. Bulging in your flat roof indicates poor installation. Generally, when the roof has fewer fasteners, the insulation board can be bent or tilted.  

Water can also cause your roof to develop leaking bulge spots. Plus, water is incredibly persistent and can find its way around non-porous roofing materials. Temperature damage is another common problem of flat roofing systems. It causes the flat roof to crack and the adhesive to deteriorate. High temperatures can make other materials like felt bubble up. Now that you know the signs let’s look at to cost to repair or replace rubber garage roofs in Edinburgh.

EPDM Rubber Roof Cost Edinburgh

As stated, an EPDM Firestone rubber roof can go more than 50 years without needing a replacement. However, old rubber roofs materials applied to flat roofs and garages don’t last as long and are only as good as their installation.

To ensure you get the best value for money, you need to have your flat roofs installed by a flat roofing specialist.

Here’s how much rubber roof replacements cost in 2024 in Edinburgh, this accounts for multiple rises in building materials during COVID.

 For example a single garage EPDM rubber roof replacement costs anywhere FROM £1700. A double garage EPDM rubber roof now costs at least £2500.
At the end of the day, the cost of replacing a garage roof or flat roof depends on the size of your roof, number of joists and if a full replacement of the structure is required. 

Our prices are amongst the best in Scotland offered by a reputable installer with a strong track record and consistent 5 star reviews left by satisfied customers.

By now, you should have a clear picture of what to expect when looking for a rubber roofing in Edinburgh. Be sure to choose one of the well established roofing companies, and get a few different quotes to compare them. Often people have told us our quote was at times around £1000 cheaper or in some cases an even greater margin! 

Below are some more pictures and customer reviews for you to browse through. 

EPDM Rubber Garage & Flat Roofs

Rubber Roofing Edinburgh Reviews

"Quality new single piece, black rubber shed roof with smart tough black PVC trim - I think you could empty a swimming pool onto my shed roof now (and in this art of the world, that happens)!"
"fantastic job done by collins roofing, my garage had buckets all over it collecting water it was such a wasted space. now thanks to the guys i have a water tight garage that i can get back to using fully. delighted!!"
"Installed new roof on top of existing garage. Excellent communications and achieved within short timescale. Quality 1st class, and completely water tight. Would definitely recommend."

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Garage Roofs Edinburgh Ltd. work in partnership with Collins Roofing & Solar Solutions with over 50 years combined experience working in the roofing industry in Edinburgh and Central Scotland. Our team has dozens of legitimate 5 star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell.