What is EPDM membrane?


EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. Since 1980, more than² of EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential roofs worldwide.


Does EPDM membrane require a protective top coat?


No, the EPDM membrane is resistant to UV & ozone.


How long will the EPDM membrane last?


EPDM membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkali rains and high or low temperatures.  Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy of up to more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.


Is maintenance required?


No specific maintenance is required for EPDM roofing system, it is maintenance free.


Can certain materials damage the EPDM?


The membrane is less resistant to oil products.  Contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided.


How can EPDM be repaired in case of damage?


The membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Quick Seam SA Flashing.


Is EPDM membrane available in different colours?


No, the membrane is only available in black.


Must the roof surface be cleaned before adhesion of EPDM?


The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free of sharp and loose objects, or foreign materials such as oil and grease.  We therefore sweep and inspect the substrate prior to the installation of the membrane and check the surface to make sure everythink is OK before we commence work.


Is the use of EPDM Bonding Adhesive weather dependent?


Yes, we can only lay the EPDM securely under dry weather conditions at a temperature of above 5 Degrees Centigrade.


Can I walk on a EPDM roof?


The roof can be accessed for periodical maintenance.  In the event of regular roof traffic, the membrane must be protected.


Will the site be cleared of all old rubbish after fitting.


Yes, all old flat roofing, felting etc will be cleared from your property.


Is there a warranty with Firestone Rubber Cover?


We provide a 20 year warranty. However although the guarantee is for 20 years you can expect a life expectancy on these superb quality roofs of approximately 50 years