What is Firestone Rubbercover 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 square metres of Firestone EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential roofs worldwide. Various roll sizes, the biggest being 15m wide and 61m long.
How long will the Membrane Last?
The membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkali rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy up to more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.
Is there a Warranty for Firestone Rubbercover EPDM Membrane?
Permaroof UK provides a 20 year material warranty for installations carried out by Permaroof trained contractors, such as Channel Rubber Roofing.
Does my Roof need to be flat?
No, Firestone RubberCover EPDM can also be applied to roofs with a pitch.
Can I walk on a Firestone Rubbercover EPDM Roof?
Yes, the roof can be accessed for periodical maintenance, but take care to ensure no sharp objects (e.g., small stones) are attached to the underside of footwear. In case of regular foot traffic, the membrane must be protected with a walkway, e.g., pavers placed on protective rubber feet.
Can the Membrane be repaired in case of damage?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM can be easily repaired with patches. For flat areas, the membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Quickseam SA flashing. For damage at angle changes, a Quickseam Corner Flashing patch can be used instead.