FIRESTONE EPDM

Thousands of roofers and UK homeowners are choosing a rubber roof system because of the benefits it offers. These benefits include:

  • A proven life expectancy of over 50 years
  • Resistant to moss or algae growth
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Recyclable
  • Easy install and application - no heat needed
  • Minimal maintenance needed
  • Doesn't crack, split or rot
  • Fully guaranteed
FIRESTONE EPDM

Fast and easy flat roofing system for DIY and trade installation.
EPDM is a rubber-polymer based roofing membrane, fast and easy to install using cold-applied methods and water-based adhesives.

Manufactured by Firestone in the U.S., EPDM sheet membrane has consistently proven high performance at every level all over the world in different climates.

Essentially, EPDM rubber roofing membrane is composed from EPDM polymers and carbon black, giving it superior resistance to ozone and UV radiation and waterproofing qualities unmatched by any other roofing membrane.

EPDM rubber roofing systems offer flexibility and high performance with a life expectancy like no other membrane at more than 50 years.

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Why choose rubber roofing membranes over traditional materials?
Over time, old membranes and traditional flat roof coverings become worn and tired. Traditional felt roofing can degrade quickly, in just a few years in some cases, depending upon the climate, location, use and typical weather patterns. Different types of roofing degrade at varying rates, but none have the staying power of modern rubber roofing.

When typical, traditional materials, such as bituminous or asphalt felt (or tar paper) wear and weather, they become brittle, bubble and eventually crack, leading to water ingress, particularly where there are joins or old repairs. Rubber roofing membrane is manufactured and behaves differently to traditional roofing felt. With impressive resistance to UV radiation and ozone, EPDM is not adversely affected by temperature fluctuations. It remains flexible down to -45 and has the capacity to elongate over 300% to accommodate even severe building movement.

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Fitting Rubber roofing membrane
Once water gets under the old felt, or seeps into cracks in concrete, the roof deck will begin to saturate, which will lead to rot in the deck and supporting woodwork or metalwork. Before long, damage can affect the entire flat roof and it will need to be completely replaced or made safe. There is every chance that damage to goods or decoration will occur as a result, and this is when we begin to realise the true cost of not considering modern roofing alternatives.

Rubber roofing membrane is fitted typically in a single sheet in sizes up to 12.5m x 30m. This results in no more joins on most flat roofing projects and far fewer on even the largest jobs. Joins and seams are the most common vulnerable points of failure on roofing, so this in itself is a benefit of choosing modern rubber roofing.