Why choose EPDM Rubber for your flat roof?
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7 Fabulous Reasons to choose EPDM for your roofing project
- Long Term Solution – 50 years Plus life expectancy
The first Firestone rubber EPDM roofs were laid in the States by Firestone in the 1980’s and are still protecting these roofs today. Well known buildings rely on their EPDM rubber roofing such as Honda factories, McClaren, Coca - Cola, Kraft, Nike, Burj al Arab, schools, shopping centres, railway stations, hospitals and hundreds of thousands more commercial and residential properties. Over 1.5 billion square metres of material installed worldwide!
- Aesthetically Pleasing
- A Tradition of Quality
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
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.
- Sustainable Roofing
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
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 EPDM Rubber Roof Sustainability Report from the EPDM Roofing Association
- A Proven Brand You Can Rely On. Over 100 Years of Rubber Technology Behind This Product.
This performance record has made Firestone Building Products a global leading manufacturer of EPDM rubber membranes, backed by over a century of experience in rubber technology.
Firestone EPDM Roofing Systems dominate the single-ply roofing market through their proven performance, durability and flexibility over a wide range of building types.
- Codes of Approvals
"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.