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What is Firestone RubberCover membrane?
Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. Since 1980, more than 1,000,000,000 square metres of Firestone EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on commercial, industrial and residential roofs worldwide. Various roll sizes, the biggest being 15m wide and 61m long.
Does the membrane have an up- and downside?
No, there is no difference between the top and bottom of the membrane.
On fire-rated (FR grade) membrane, there is clear wording stating which side this membrane should be laid.
Does the membrane require a protective top coat?
No, the membrane is resistant to UV rays and ozone.
How long will the membrane last?
The membranes offer unmatched resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkali rains and high or low temperatures. Recent studies show that the membrane has a life expectancy up to more than 50 years, even when exposed to sunlight.
Is maintenance required?
No specific maintenance is required for a Firestone RubberCover EPDM roofing system. However, a yearly inspection of the roof is recommended.
Can certain materials damage the membrane?
The membrane is less resistant to oil products. This category includes mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum based products, fresh bitumen and grease, and contact with these products should be avoided.
How can the membrane be repaired in case of damage?
For flat areas, the membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Quickseam SA flashing. For damage at angle changes, a Quickseam Corner Flashing patch must be used instead.