Among the main challenges that the construction industry is facing today are a shortage of skilled labor, an increased demand in productivity and the need for durable solutions that are flexible in their application.
The same holds true for the waterproofing industry. Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM SA roofing membrane is made with all these challenges in mind to meet the current and future demands of roofing.
RubberGard EPDM SA represents the next generation of self-adhered roofing membranes. It features a factory-applied Secure Bond adhesive across the entire membrane, from edge to edge, which eliminates the need for bonding adhesives or waiting time. Consequently, RubberGard EPDM SA can be installed much faster than standard EPDM roofing membranes, so more roof area can be covered in a day and more roofs can be completed in the season.
RubberGard EPDM SA is based on Firestone Building Products’ highly durable RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane, together with its unique Secure Bond technology, which ensures the uniform and strong adhesion of the membrane to the substrate. This makes RubberGard EPDM SA even easier to install, reliable and pleasant to work with.
Superior durability and longevity
Total peace of mind for a very long time, this is what RubberGard EPDM SA has to offer. Properly formulated EPDM roofing membranes have a life expectancy of more than 50 years. This is achieved through an unmatched resistance to ozone, UV radiation and extreme temperature fluctuations. As EPDM roofing membranes do not contain any plasticizers or flame retardants, their characteristics remain stable and unchanged over time.
Faster and easier installation
Minimize the labor effort, so you can maximize the roofing season. With RubberGard EPDM SA, there is no need to apply adhesives on site and no need to wait for the adhesive to dry. This results in significant labor and time savings. Seams are done with a cover strip, which is comparatively easier and faster to apply than a splice tape. All this allows you to cover more roof area per day and take full advantage of the roofing season.
Outstanding adhesive strength
Firestone Building Products’ Secure Bond technology ensures a uniform and strong adhesion across the entire membrane, from edge to edge, creating a robust roofing system. With RubberGard EPDM SA, there won’t be any doubts whether enough adhesive has been properly applied to meet the project’s requirements.
Superior cold-weather performance
When the temperatures drop, RubberGard EPDM SA allows you to keep roofing. The membrane creates a strong bond, even in temperatures as low as -7 °C, so you can add more roofing days to your year.
Solvent-free and odorless
Unlike standard bonding adhesives, the Secure Bond technology of RubberGard EPDM SA contains no solvents. In addition, it is odorless, making it very pleasant to work with. This makes it ideal for installation on buildings that need to remain open and occupied during the roofing process.
Low-life cycle cost
RubberGard EPDM SA requires little or no maintenance. If needed, it can be easily repaired using Firestone Building Products’ range of QuickSeam products, even after decades of service. This feature, combined with the membrane’s inherent durability and competitive installation costs, result in a very low life-cycle cost.
Firestone recognizes the market need for a fully compatible roofing system, not limited to the waterproofing membrane. Therefore, Firestone offers a complete range of accessories designed to guarantee the best results during the installation of the RubberGard EPDM SA roofing system.
Firestone has expanded its offering with other flat roofing components such as PIR insulation boards, cover boards and vapor control layers. Their guaranteed compatibility further enhances the overall system performance.