Why do we use EPDM Flat Roofs?
The main component of the Firestone EPDM Roofing System is RubberCover EPDM. This 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane is made of synthetic rubber ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer mixed with carbon black, clay, oils, curing agents and processing aids. Firestone RubberCover EPDM is the ideal, highly durable waterproofing solution for low-slope/ flat roofs. Its success can therefore be attributed to a unique combination of features and benefits, which have been demonstrated in more than 1.000.000.000 m of installed membrane on roofs worldwide.
- Superior durability and longevity.
- Quick and easy installation.
- High flexibility and elongation.
- Low-life cycle costs Sustainable roofing solution.
- Compatible with extensive green roof & photovoltaic installations.
Superior durability and longevity
Firestone Rubber Cover EPDM membranes offer unmatched resistance to ozone, UV radiation and extreme temperatures. As the membrane does not contain any plasticisers or flame retardants, its characteristics remain stable and unchanged over time. Studies show a life expectancy of more than 50 years.
High flexibility and elongation
Firestone Rubber Cover EPDM remains highly flexible even at temperatures down to -45 C, enabling year round installation. The membrane can also elongate over 300% to accommodate building movements and temperature fluctuations.
Low-life cycle costs
Firestone Rubber Cover requires little or no maintenance. If needed, Rubber Cover EPDM membranes can be easily repaired using the Firestone Quick Seam Tape products, even after decades of service. This feature, combined with the inherent durability and competitive installed cost of Rubber Cover EPDM roofing systems, result in a very low life-cycle costs.