Complete EPDM Roof Kits. We have a selection of "Ready Made" EPDM Roof Kits for your Garage Roof or Shed Roof.
Why choose Firestone EPDM Rubber?
Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing is a completely cured single ply roofing membrane product made of a synthetic rubber. EPDM stands for Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. There has been over 1 Million m² of Firestone EPDM Rubber successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential Flat Roofs.
Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing has no "Top coat" or "Under Coat". Both sides of the EPDM can be adhered to your Flat Roof.
You do not need to protect your Firestone EPDM Roof as the Rubber Roofing membrane is resistant to UV & ozone. Recent studies show that the EPDM has a life expectancy of over 50 years, even when exposed to UV sunlight.
You do not need to worry about maintenance once the EPDM is successfully installed. We do recommend that your check the condition of your Flat Roof ever year though.
Firestone EPDM Rubber is less resistant to oil products. But contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided. If your EPDM ever gets damaged, we have products to repair it so there is no need worry about expensive repair bills.
Our Firestone EPDM is available in Charcoal Black only. You can lay it on Wood, Concrete, Bitumen, Aluminium, Masonry, PIR/PUR Insulation, Lead and Zinc. You can lay it on to pretty much any old Flat Roof providing the Roof Decking is structurally sound and will carry the weight of the new Rubber Roof.
You must ensure that the substrate is dry before laying your EPDM Rubber. Pond Water, Frost, Ice and Snow MUST be removed before installing the membrane. The roof must be smooth, clean, dry and free of any loose or sharp objects. Remove any oils, grease. We recommend that you give your Flat Roof a sweep with a clean brush before installing the rubber roofing membrane.
We don't recommend laying Firestone EPDM in temperatures below +5°C, not due to risk of frostbite but the Bonding Adhesive will struggle to cure. In the lucky event that temperatures are at a high, we recommend that you don't lay the EPDM if humidity is above 80%.
When it comes to laying your Rubber Roof, you must apply Firestone or Roofing Warehouse Bonding Adhesive to BOTH the EPDM and the Flat Roof Decking substrate. (1 Litre of Bonding Adhesive will cover about 2 m², that is 2 sided)
You must ALWAYS use Firestone QuickPrime Plus when using Seam Tapes, and FormFlash. The QuickPrime not only adheres but it cleans the Rubber Membrane.
We stock all the tools for the job, when it comes to installing rubber roofing systems we recommend using a Silicone Hand Roller, a sharp pair of Scissors, Rollers, Chalk line and a Bucket for mixing the Adhesive. (All Adhesives should be mixed before use)
Take care when using Rubber Roof Glues and Adhesives, always use in well ventilated areas. Glues may be flammable, so try not to smoke while laying the EPDM membrane. Wear gloves!
You can use many types of drains with Firestone EPDM roofing, EPDM, Zinc, PVC and Steel. If you're going to lay the membrane around hot pipes like chimneys then you must use double walled penetrations.
Can you walk on EPDM Flat Roofs? Yes. But if there is going to be regular walking on the roof you must lay Promenade Tiles.
You can also Ballast the Rubber Roofing Membrane with Wood, Gravel and Tiles but the EPDM must always be fully adhered to the substrate, ALWAYS!
Although some of our customers have used Firestone EPDM to line Ponds, we only recommend laying the membrane on Roofs, Facades and Gutters. You can lay our Green Roof system over EPDM providing that a root resistant textile is used between the plants and the membrane. Firestone recommends the use of a protective geotextile (polyester 300 g/m²) between the membrane and the ballast.