The ideal roofing choice for modular construction

For optimum performance and economies of scale, each component of modular design requires maximum construction efficiency. Roofing is no exception.

A proven product since 1980, RubberGard EPDM is a robust and highly flexible synthetic rubber single-ply roofing membrane that is ideal for modular projects thanks to the advantages it brings during the construction phase and throughout the service life of the finished building.

Its flexibility and elasticity allow RubberGard EPDM to accommodate to the building’s movements and it offers excellent puncture resistance, ensuring a resilient and durable solution.

Key features and benefits for modular buildings

Quick, easy and safe installation

RubbeGard EPDM’s lightweight panels allow a fast and easy installation in factory conditions. Requiring no torch or hot works of any kind, the membrane can be fully adhered or mechanically fixed to the substrate. In case of full adhesion, Firestone offers a range of water-based and solvent-based bonding adhesives.

 

Improved quality

The water tightness of each modular unit can be checked and verified offsite prior to transporting them to the construction site for assembly. Once there, they can be easily connected using Firestone’s range of self-adhesive seaming products.

 

Adaptability

Modular units covered with RubberGard EPDM can be easily dismantled, relocated and sealed back together again, even decades after their initial construction.

 

Waste reduction

The RubberGard EPDM membrane comes in large panel sizes and each modular unit can be easily covered with one piece of the membrane without the need to make any joints, significantly cutting down on the waste that is being generated from roof waterproofing.

 

Low life cycle cost

RubberGard EPDM has an extremely long service life, requires very little maintenance and, if needed, can be easily repaired using very simple tools, even after several years of exposure.

More than a roofing membrane

Firestone has developed a complete range of compatible roofing accessories such as self-adhesive seaming tapes, primers, bonding adhesives and flashing pieces that meet the requirements of various installation details found on modular roofs and provide a completely watertight solution. Even if the building is modified or relocated after a long time, detailing can be easily done, giving life once again to an old material but performing like a new membrane.

Firestone also offers comprehensive installation support. Our team of field technicians provides tailor-made training and assistance offsite and on-site and can also carry out roof inspections.