Rooftop Systems

Rubber Roofing

Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing Systems

As authorised installers of Firestone EPDM rubber, we strongly advise that If it’s a long term solution to your flat roof problems that you are looking for, then Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is the most logical and simply the perfect choice as it is scientifically proven to last in excess of 50 years - more than 3 times the lifespan of three-ply modified bitumen roofing (also known as felt flat roofing) the traditional material used for many flat roofs. Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofs has been installed successfully in the USA for more than 40 years so you know it can be relied upon unlike many other “newer” materials in the UK.

Rubber Roofing

Where can Firestone EPDM be used?

  • Garages                    
  • Extensions
  • Porches
  • Dormer
  • Conservatories
  • Canopies
  • Outbuildings
  • Balcony roofs
  • Office blocks and flats

Guarantees

Our EPDM roofing system supersedes the outdated 3-layer hot bitumen (felt roof) and is guaranteed, in writing, for 20-years with a life expectancy of 50 years.

EPDM VS FELT Flat Roofing

Cost of the flat roof

The extended lifespan of EPDM compared to other forms of roof membranes needs to be taken into account when considering its cost effectiveness. While the initial cost of installing an EPDM roof may be higher than a traditional felt roof, the increased lifespan will more than recover the costs in the long term. EPDM is the market leader for price and durability as it is much cheaper and lasts much longer than other “new” flat roofing systems.

Installation

The memory of felt roof installation, particularly the smoke and strong odour, lingers in many people’s memories and the process of using hot bitumen is potentially dangerous for roof installers and home owners. EPDM offers a far safer and more practical installation process. Supplied on rolls as wide as 50 feet, most roofs can be covered with a single sheet removing the need for sealing joints which over time can become unstable and cause leakage. EPDM offers a far more watertight solution than other forms of roof membrane. Also it is a very lightweight material which can be easily shaped to fit the contours of the roof and, in the unlikely event of rips or punctures to the rubber, can be repaired simply.

Weather Resistance

In order to protect it from sunlight which has a damaging effect on the surface, traditional felt roofs have required a layer of stone or gravel to be added (which often get washed into gutters and hoppers causing blockages). Also, felt roofs are susceptible to cold conditions and checks need to be made regularly for cracks to the surface. EPDM offers a more weather-resistant solution. With the ability to expand or contract according to the prevailing weather conditions, EPDM is highly resistant to extremes of temperature in the range -50°C - 150°C. Wind and standing rainwater does not compromise the surface and EPDM insulates heat effectively meaning internal rooms are cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Environmentally-friendly

Due to its extended lifespan and reusability, EPDM is recognised to be an environmentally friendly material with significant advantages over other types of roof membranes. Both Greenpeace and ACTAC (The Association of Community Technical Aid Centers) have named EPDM to be the leading choice for roofing where environmental sustainability is concerned.

 

 
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