How to Install Firestone RubberCover EPDM Membrane

Learn how to install Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane with this step-by-step guide. Designed to help professional roofing contractors, you’ll be left with a high-quality finish by simply following these handy instructions. Fitting Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane has never been easier! This installation guide works in accordance with the high standards that are specified by Firestone Building Products.

Cool Roof Installations

Step 1

Strip the existing roof back to bare decking or overboard with new ply or OSB.

Step 2

Remove arris rails from any open edges and fit 2″ × 1″ timber batten to perimeter.

Step 3

Lay rubber in the correct position and allow to relax for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Fold one half of the membrane back, and after stirring, roller apply water-based adhesive to the deck. Repeat to the other half of roof and sweep out any air bubbles.

Step 5

Thoroughly stir contact adhesive and thinly apply to both rubber and upstand. Allow to dry then mate together.

Step 6

Use primer and 9″ flashing tape to seal where the roof abuts the building.

Step 7

Fix RubbaTrim to the roof perimeter c/w matching corners and joiners using the colour coded polynails.

Step 8

Install wall trim to rear.

Warm Roof Installation

In order to comply with ever-changing building regulations, the roof may need to be insulated and turned into a warm roof. The best way to achieve this is by using a foil-backed, ply-faced insulation board screwed into the deck. The membrane can then adhere to the ply face. This option normally means that the perimeter fascias will need to be replaced due to the finished deck height being raised.

Avenir Roofing offers a one-day training course for install Firestone EPDM. Read more about it here.

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