EPDM Flat Roofing System
Sooner or later conventional flat roofs will leak, due to lack of flexibility, weathering and failing joints. Our Firestone EPDM roofing, installed in one piece, will never split, are unaffected by weathering, and have NO JOINTS! Firestone EPDM flat roofing installed by Roofshield is guaranteed against leakage for 20 years, in addition, as a result of proven product reliability, our work is underwritten by an insurance company for ten years.
Flat Roofing Installation
Our flat roofing installation process, though specialist, is incredibly simple. Having taken precise measurements of your roof during a free survey, a custom fit panel of Firestone EPDM rubber is cut back at our yard and brought to your home in one piece. Our rolls of Firestone EPDM are an incredible 12 metres wide and 30 metres long, so there are very few roofs that we cannot install in one piece.
The existing roof is stripped off and removed so that the timber beneath can be inspected. Any rotten timber is removed where necessary and replaced with waterproof boarding.
The Firestone EPDM rubber is then positioned on the roof. One half is pulled back on itself and a special liquid rubber adhesive is roller applied to the timber deck. The process is then repeated on the other half of the roof.
Once complete, specially designed, attractive roof trims and flashing details are attached to the roof perimeter.
Why Firestone EPDM Flat Roofing?
EPDM rubber was developed in the USA over 35 years ago. Designed to withstand the tough climates of Alaska and Mexico etc., it offers outstanding durability and is perfect for any type of flat or gently sloping roof. Thousands of millions of square metres of EPDM have been successfully installed worldwide over the last 30 years. 200 million square metres are installed annually, making it the most widely used roofing system in the world.
Features and Benefits of Flat Roofing
Quick and easy installation
Firestone is available in panel sizes up to 15m in width and 60m in length, resulting in fewer seams and less installation time.
Superior weatherability and durability
Due to its composition, essentially EPDM polymers and carbon black, Firestone RubberGard® EPDM offers unmatched resistance to ozone, UV, and ultimately ageing.
High flexibility and elongation
Firestone remains flexible at temperatures down to -45° C and can elongate over 300% to accommodate building movements and temperature fluctuations
Low life-cycle cost
Firestone requires little or no maintenance. This feature combined with the inherent durability and competitive installed cost of EPDM roofing systems, result in a very low life-cycle cost.
Firestone is an inert material with limited environmental impact during manufacture and use of the product.