The Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM Roofing System is the ideal, durable solution for small residential flat roofs such as: extensions, verandas, dormers, porches, garages, carports, garden sheds, balconies, gutters, trailers.
Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM Roofing Systems offer a unique combination of features and benefits:
- Superior durability
- Seamless sheets in 1 piece
- Very low life-cycle cost
- Flame-free and easy installation
- High flexibility and elongation
- Environmentally friendly
- Recovery of rainwater
- Fire resistance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. Since 1980, more than 1.000.000.000 m² of Firestone EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential roofs worldwide.
Does Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM Membrane have an up- and underside?
No, there is no difference between the top and bottom of the membrane.
Does Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane require a protective top coat?
No, the Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane is resistant to UV and ozone.
How long will Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane last?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy of more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.
Is maintenance required?
No specific maintenance is required for a Firestone RubberCover EPDM roofing system. However, Firestone recommends a yearly inspection of the roof.
Can certain materials damage Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM?
The membrane is less resistant to oil products. Contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided.
How can Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM be repaired in case of damage?
The membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Firestone RubberCover QuickSeam SA Flashing.
Is Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane available in different colours?
No, the membrane is only available in black.
Which substrates are suitable for adhesion of Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM?
Compatible substrates are wood, Firestone ISOGARD™ HD insulation boards, PIR and PUR insulation, bitumen, concrete, masonry, aluminium, zinc and lead. Firestone RubberCover EPDM can overlay virtually any old roof, provided the roof decking is sound and the existing structure can carry the load of the new roofing system.
Can Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane be adhered on a wet surface?
No. Pended water, snow, frost and ice must be removed from the roof surface before installation of the membrane.
Must the roof surface be cleaned before adhesion of Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM?
The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free of sharp and/or loose objects and/or foreign materials such as oil, grease, and/or other contaminants. Therefore, it is recommended to sweep the substrate with a brush prior to the installation of the membrane.
Is the use of Firestone RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive weather dependent?
Yes, the minimum temperature required for application of RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive is + 5°C and the maximum humidity is 80 %.
Is one-sided application of Firestone RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive sufficient?
No. Firestone Bonding Adhesive must always be applied two-sided, i.e. both to the underside of the membrane as well as to the substrate.
What is the coverage rate of Firestone RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive?
The coverage rate is 1 liter per 2 m² (two-sided).
Can the Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane be ballasted?
Yes, it is possible to cover the membrane with gravel, pavers or bankirai wood but the membrane must always be fully adhered to the substrate. Firestone recommends the use of a protective geotextile (polyester 300 g/m²) between the membrane and the ballast.
Is there a warranty for Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane?
Firestone provides a 10 year material warranty.