EPDM Rubber Roofing
50 years Plus life expectancy!
What is EPDM Rubber Roofing?
EPDM is an extremely durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) widely used on flat roofs or slightly sloping roofs in the United Kingdom.
EPDM Rubber Roofing has two primary ingredients, Ethylene and Propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in a variety of widths, and thicknesses, depending on the application. EPDM can be installed either fully adhered, mechanically attached or ballasted, with the seams of the roofing system sealed with adhesives or specialised tape.
Why choose EPDM rubber roofing for your flat roof?
Proven over more than 40 years – Low Cost Eco Friendly Material – Low Maintenance Costs
Reasons to choose EPDM for your roofing project
Long Term Solution – 50 years Plus life expectancy
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) membranes are particularly suitable for the sort of extreme conditions commonly found in flat roof applications, making EPDM the most reliable and durable material solution for your flat roof. EPDM roofs have been around since 1980’s and are still protecting the same roofs today. EPDM rubber roofing is frequently used on buildings such as schools, shopping centres, railway stations, hospitals and hundreds of thousands more commercial and residential properties.
EPDM roofing material is a black colour. EPDM synthetic rubber flat roofing looks natural and doesn’t easily show dirt. One of EPDM roof advantages is that it does not support the growth of moss unlike traditional felt systems – no stone chippings or solar reflective paint required! A nice, smooth, clean finish that customers just love.
A Tradition of Quality
From research and development through product manufacturing, Firestone Building Products follows stringent quality control guidelines to ensure each component of a Firestone Roofing or Lining System meets or exceeds industry standards.
Plants operate with state-of-the-art equipment to offer quality roofing and lining systems that perform to last. All these plants have achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification, which are a testimony of the company’s commitment to quality and environmental management systems.
Environmentally Friendly Flat Roof System
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer( EPDM) membranes are particularly suitable for the sort of extreme conditions commonly found in flat roof applications, making EPDM the most reliable and durable material solution for your flat roof.
Extremely ECO friendly materials all applied with little energy – both Government and the International Kyoto Ecology Agreement recommend EPDM rubber as best value sustainable eco-sound roofing.
EPDM membrane roofing is ideal for providing a waterproof rubber roof solution, absolutely perfect for a green roofs with sedum plants forming the top layer. Root penetration is not a problem for Firestone EPDM.
Codes of Approvals
The Firestone EPDM membranes are CE certified in accordance with EN 13956:
“Flexible sheet for waterproofing – Plastic and rubber sheets for roof waterproofing – Definitions and characteristics” and also meet or exceed the minimum requirements set forth in ASTM D-4637, “Standard Specification for EPDM Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane”.
In addition, the Firestone EPDM Roofing Systems have also been assessed for their performance, resulting in a variety of national and international type approvals and classifications.
Firestone’s state-of-the-art EPDM manufacturing facilities based in North America follow stringent quality control guidelines from raw material selection to finished product testing. EPDM manufacturing plants have been certified according to ISO 9001 for their quality management system and to ISO 14001 for their environmental management system.
As environmentalists and regulatory organisations put more emphasis on the sustainable performance of building materials, EPDM continues to be the roofing material that stands the test of time.
Characteristics that contribute to EPDM’s overall system performance include:
- Cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
- Proven hail resistance High resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
- Flexibility in low temperatures
- Thermal shock durability
- Ultraviolet radiation resistance
However, recent research shows that EPDM has other desirable performance characteristics that dovetail nicely with the nation’s need for more environmentally friendly and durable low-slope roofing systems. For example, over the last year or so, research studies have found that: buildings in certain climate zones can save more energy with a dark coloured EPDM roof than a white thermoplastic membrane.
- EPDM is easy to repair and can be installed over existing roof coverings reducing the need for land fill.
- Sustainability Report by the ERA EPDM Roofing Association
- Read the full sustainability report from the EPDM Roofing Association
- A Proven Brand You Can Rely On. Over 100 Years of Rubber Technology Behind This Product.
Firestone EPDM Roofing Systems dominate the single-ply roofing market through their proven performance, durability and flexibility over a wide range of building types.