EPDM roofing or bitumen felt for a Timber garage..?

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As you can see in the pics one side of my timber garage is leaky. Initially I thought I will go for EPDM roofing, but knowing its going to be a one person doing this job, how practical it is to lay EPDM roofing..? I could get some ground support from my partner or kid but Only i will be on the roof to do the job. how heavy its going to pull EPDM sheets up etc. If going for EPDM roofing can i put that over current roofing bitumen felt..? Or I need to remove that first?

I am also thinking bitumen felt may be cheaper, but when I checked it in shops its very easily damaged. So not sure bitumen felt is the answer here...?
Couple of years ago I did small shed roofing, Thats the only experience i have I know its huge difference between a garden shed and timber garage.. I have seen some sites giving EPDM 50 years lasting where as felt may be 5 years!

Any tips..?
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If going for EPDM roofing can i put that over current roofing bitumen felt..? Or I need to remove that first?
You can overlay existing felt roofs with EPDM but you have to use contact adhesive rather than the water based adhesive which is normally used on a new deck.
The finished job would be waterproof but it would not be very attractive as every hump and bump in the existing felt roof will show through, also contact adhesive is very tricky to work with.
 
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I am also thinking bitumen felt may be cheaper, but when I checked it in shops its very easily damaged. So not sure bitumen felt is the answer here...?
A proper felt roof would require 3 layers of felt, also torch on felt requires someone skilled to fit it.
EPDM is cold fixed, so there is no fire hazard.
A standard garage roof can stripped, redecked and fitted with EPDM in a day.
 
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