What is Firestone EPDM?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a high-performance roofing system for residential flat roofing applications limited to 150 m². Based on an EPDM synthetic rubber membrane with a life expectancy of over 50 years, it is one of the most durable and sustainable roofing systems on the market.
How thick is Firestone rubber roofing?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a highly durable flat roofing material and is available in 2 thicknesses: 045 grade (1.14mm) and 060 grade (1.52mm).
How long does a Firestone EPDM roof last?
Studies show a life expectancy for EPDM membranes of more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight. On top of its exceptional service-life, the membrane is easy to repair, even several decades after its installation. Its lifespan can thus be extended to even more than 50 years.
How thick is Firestone EPDM?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM Membrane Thickness 1.52mm is hand cut to size depending on your requirements. This heavy-duty system offers a watertight and durable roofing solution and has been designed to suit a wide range of flat roof applications and comes with a thickness of 1.52mm.
What is the best EPDM?
The One-Piece ClassicBond system is our most popular EPDM and is ideal for small to medium sized flat roofs up to 100m2.
Which is better EPDM or TPO?
TPO has better dimensional stability than EPDM. EPDM is more likely to shrink which can cause a variety of problems on your roof.
How much does EPDM rubber roofing cost?
For installation, the EPDM roofing cost per square foot will normally range between $3.25 and $14.75. The average price is about $4.50 and $5.50 per square foot. That being said, you can expect to pay between $6,000 and $18,000 for a full roof.
Can EPDM be installed in rain?
EPDM Membranes require the sustrate to be dry prior to installation. This is so the the adheshive & primers can effectively bond the rubber to roof deck. EPDM products will not adhere to wet or damp surfaces. Trapped moisture may vaporize and negatively affect the performance of the membranes.
Can you lay rubber roof in rain?
Although installing an EPDM rubber roof is far easier and doesn’t require any specialist tools, the conditions have to be dry. If the surface is damp or wet, the EPDM products and membrane won’t successfully adhere to the surface.
Is Firestone EPDM fire resistant?
Summary of the main advantages of the Firestone RubberCoverTM EPDM membrane: Excellent resistance to ageing (UV and ozone). Fire resistance to external sources (Low-Slope-Fire-Retardant EPDM).
Are there different types of EPDM?
The three types of EPDM installation are ballasted, fully adhered and mechanically attached.
Can EPDM be coated or painted?
An EPDM flat rubber roof can be painted on however it is important to do so correctly. Because the rubber membrane used for an EPDM flat roof is made from rubber, the typical colour is dark grey or black. Before continuing with painting your EPDM flat roof, we strongly recommend making sure the rubber membrane is clean and cleared of any debris.
What does EPDM roofing systems make?
EPDM roofing consists of four layers, making it one of the most durable and long-lasting roof membranes available. Because they include fully adhered vapor barriers and fiber glass and polyethylene reinforcements, an EPDM roofing system can withstand some of the toughest environmental weather-related elements such as high wind and hail storms.
What is an EPDM roofing system?
EPDM roofing is a synthetic rubber that acts as a roofing membrane special for flat roofs. The most popular kind of EPDM roofing is the firestone EPDM roof system, which is based on a high performance synthetic rubber compound, providing exceptional weathering characteristics.
What is Firestone roofing?
Firestone EPDM roofing membrane is known for its ability to withstand UV radiation as well as cold and hot temperatures in Ontario. It can be used in environments where the temperature ranges from -29C to 177C.