The waterproofing market has been changing during the past few decades, with single-ply roofing membranes steadily gaining market share. Product durability, ease of application and ability to optimize the energy efficiency of buildings while minimizing their environmental impact are key factors behind this trend. Firestone's EPDM roofing membrane’s tick all these boxes.
EPDM is a synthetic rubber single-ply waterproofing membrane for flat and low slope roofs of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. It offers outstanding durability, resilience and adaptability to current and future building needs.
Unlike other traditional roofing membranes on the market, the installation of EPDM is flame-free, making onsite working conditions safer. Being a single-ply membrane, it offers a lightweight roofing solution that is quick and easy to install.
EPDM is also the ideal roofing solution for small residential flat roofs such as extensions, verandas, dormers, porches, garages, carports, garden sheds, balconies, gutters, and trailers.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Superior durability and longevity
Total peace of mind for a very long time, that is what the Firestone EPDM roofing membranes have to offer. Properly formulated EPDM membranes show an unmatched resistance to ozone, UV radiation and extreme temperatures. As they do not contain any plasticizers or flame retardants, their characteristics remain stable and unchanged over time. Studies show that EPDM roofing membranes have a life expectancy of more than 50 years.
Quick and easy installation
EPDM roofing membranes are easy to install. They are available in large seamless sheets resulting in fewer field seams needed for large surfaces and a shorter installation time. Firestone's QuickSeam tape technology offers a proven field seaming solution without requiring sophisticated or costly equipment.
High flexibility and elongation
EPDM remains highly flexible, even at temperatures as low as -45°C, enabling year-round installation. The membrane can also elongate over 300% to accommodate building movements and temperature fluctuations.
Low-life cycle cost
EPDM requires little or no maintenance. If needed, it can be easily repaired using Firestone QuickSeam products, even after decades of service. This feature, combined with its inherent durability and competitive installation costs, result in a very low life-cycle cost.
Sustainable roofing solution
EPDM supports your sustainable efforts. It is an inert material with a low environmental impact. No toxic substances are released during or after its installation, allowing the collection of run-off rainwater for domestic use. EPDM can also be recycled and re-used. Firestone's EPDM manufacturing facilities have received the ISO 14001 certification, a testimony of the company's commitment to environmental management.
Compatible with green roofs and photovoltaic installations
Having successfully passed the EN 1394 test for resistance to root penetration on extensive green roofs, EPDM roofing membrane is ideal for extensive green roof systems that use lightweight, low-maintenance sedum vegetation. You can also easily combine Firestone EDPM with any type of PV (photovoltaic) installation thanks to its high-temperature resistance, wear and tear resistance, and unmatched life expectancy.