Firestone's RubberCover EPDM is a high-performance roofing system for residential flat roofing applications limited to 150 m². It is based on a 100% cured, single-ply EPDM synthetic rubber membrane.
No, there is no difference between the top and bottom of the membrane.
No, the RubberCover EPDM membrane is resistant to UV and ozone.
RubberCover EPDM membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy of more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.
No specific maintenance is required for a RubberCover EPDM roofing system. However, Firestone recommends a yearly inspection of the roof.
The membrane is less resistant to oil products. Contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum-based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided.
The membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Firestone's QuickSeam SA Flashing.
No, the membrane is only available in black.
Compatible substrates are wood, Firestone ISOGARD HD cover boards, PIR and PUR insulation boards, bitumen, concrete, masonry, aluminium, zinc and lead. RubberCover EPDM can overlay virtually any old roof, provided the roof decking is sound and the existing structure can carry the load of the new roofing system.
No. Ponded water, snow, frost and ice must be removed from the roof surface before installation of the membrane.
The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free of sharp and/or loose objects and/or foreign materials such as oil, grease, and/or other contaminants. Therefore, it is recommended to sweep the substrate with a brush prior to the installation of the membrane.
Yes. The minimum temperature required for the application of the RubberCover Bonding Adhesive is + 5°C and the maximum humidity is 80 %.
No. the RubberCover Bonding Adhesive must always be applied two-sided, i.e. both to the underside of the membrane as well as to the substrate.
The coverage rate is 1 liter per 2 m² (two-sided).
No, except when the membrane is extremely dirty, in which case it must be cleaned with water and a clean rag.
Firestone's QuickPrime Plus primer must be used with ALL Firestone QuickSeam products in order to clean and prime the membrane before their application.
Besides Firestone's QuickScrubber tool and rubber roller, the following tools are needed: scissors, measurer, solvent resistant paint roller, chalk line, bucket, mixer (for Bonding Adhesive), clean rags, broom.
The RubberCover Bonding Adhesive and QuickPrime Plus primer can only be used in well-ventilated areas. Both products must be kept away from ignition sources. Do not smoke when using. Firestone recommends wearing gloves when applying the QuickPrime Plus primer. For further information, please consult the Safety Data Sheets and/or the information shown on the product labels.
Following materials can be used to insert drains: EPDM, zinc, flexible PVC, galvanized and stainless steel.
The use of double-walled penetrations is required.
The roof can be accessed for periodical maintenance. In case of regular roof traffic, the membrane must be protected with pavers.
No. The RubberCover EPDM membrane is only suitable for roofs and gutters.
Sedum vegetation can be placed over the RubberCover EPDM membrane, provided that a root-resistant geotextile is used between the vegetation and the membrane. A distance of 30 cm must be taken into account between the vegetation and every roof installation detail.
Yes, it is possible to cover the membrane with gravel, pavers or bankirai wood but the membrane must always be fully adhered to the substrate. Firestone recommends the use of a protective geotextile (polyester 300 g/m²) between the membrane and the ballast.
Firestone provides a 10 year material warranty.