Key benefits of a new firestone rubber cover EPDM flat roof.
You can rely on a EPDM rubber because it has been successfully installed in the USA for over 40 years. Unlike other "newer" materials to the UK. Globally, EPDM is the most used single ply roofing membrane. Over one billion square meters of firestone EPDM has been successfully installed, and is testimony to its pure excellence.
Most residential flat roofs are straight forward rectangles. This means we can install a single sheet of EPDM rubber to cover your roof. This means you dont have to rely on seams to waterproof your roof.
The installed price of your roof will probably be similar to that of a quality felt roof (with at least double life expectancy) and significantly lower than the cost of other "newer" system. So you can have a flat roof to rely on at a fair price and also be very "green". For example, the conclusion of a report by ACTAC (the association of community technical aid centres LTD) named EPDM as the "best buy" roofing membrane due to its low environmental impact in comparison to other membranes, high durability and re-usability. The findings of this report are published in the (green building digest) issue 14. Firestone building products commitment to the environment is reflected in the ISO14001 certified environmental management system implemented at all of our EPDM manufacturing plants.
There should be no reason to maintenance a EPDM rubber roof unlike a other traditional felt flat roofs, as you will probably be aware if you currently have a felted flat roof. So long as the deck of your roof can withstand more weight you can even use a EPDM rubber roof as garden or install paving or decking over it. And the only maintenance you may need to do would be to wipe clean the edge trims now and again.
Because only approved contractors can install firestone EPDM rubber flat roofs and come with a 20 year manufactures guarantee you are assured of a 100% reliable installation from both the material and contractor point of view.