Rubberseal Rubber Roof Replacement & Repair Tips
Owners of traditional flat roofs on their property whether domestic or commercial know all too well about the short lifespan of felt roofing!
Sooner or later the felt begins to crack and fail. This leads to rain getting in and can cause expensive interior damage if it isn’t tackled quickly.
Rubberseal Have The Answer!
Firestone EPDM is a one-piece rubber membrane that can cover most domestic or commercial flat roofs without the need for joins in the material. Whether it’s a commercial property, or a domestic building ie porch, extension, garage or dormer Firestone Rubbergard or Rubbercover will provide the solution that will last and last.
A Roof that is built to last
Felt roofs have always been notorious for leaks. Firestone EPDM is widely recognised as one of the best modern roofing systems available today. Our approach has always been to sell ONLY GENUINE FIRESTONE products at competitive prices for our clients. With Firestone, Rubberseal have a product that has over 1 billion square meters installed worldwide in extreme conditions from Alaska to Dubai. In independent tests, Firestone EPDM was found to last in excess of 50 years under European climate conditions.
It’s well known that flat roofing industry professionals have been looking for a sustainable alternative to outdated felt roofs which crack, split and fail on a fairly regular basis.
Why Choose Firestone EPDM for your flat roof?
Firestone EPDM is fast-becoming the industry’s ‘go-to’ flat roof material, due to its incredible reputation for 100% waterproofing and its expected lifespan of more than 50 years!
“Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer” (better known as EPDM) is manufactured in the US by Firestone (Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers) The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tyres for motor sector.
Firestone diversified into many various industries but one of those was building supplies. Thankfully to produce this high-quality rubber roofing membrane. Which is a type of synthetic rubber, an elastomer, characterised by a wide range of applications. The M refers to its classification in ASTM standard D-1418; the M class includes rubbers having a saturated chain of a polymethylene type.
EPDM is a one ply and one-piece rubber roofing membrane with added carbon black that converts UV rays into heat, which creates this super-flexible and lightweight, flat roofing membrane, which offers unrivalled UV resistance and shelf life longevity.
EPDM is well known within the industry for being the leading flat rubber roof material for the future.
It has a low impact on the environment due to its passive properties, expected lifespan and limited impact during the manufacturing process.
Firestone EPDM membranes are available in several grades of membrane.
- Standard Grade – 1.14mm (weight 1.4kg per m2)
- Heavy-Duty Premium Grade – 1.52mm thickness (weight 1.8kg per m2)
- F/R – Fire Rated to meet current building regulations
- Max – Reinforced membrane for the toughest applications
It also has a low life-cycle cost due to Firestone EPDM rubber roofing requiring very little to no maintenance when installed correctly.
For further information contact Rubberseal today on 0845 388 5281 or contact us here
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