Everything You Need to Know About Firestone RubberCover

May 29, 2018 | General
Everything You Need to Know About Firestone RubberCover


Firestone RubberCover is a high-quality and reliable flat roofing membrane that offers big results! Ideal for small roofing projects, Firestone RubberCover EPDM Roofing is a system that’s watertight, durable and perfect for residential flat roofs. But if you’re looking to carry out a flat roofing project and aren’t quite sure of the membrane that’s best, we’re going to show you why RubberCover EPDM is an option that should be a forefront of your mind. Here’s everything you need to know about Firestone RubberCover!

So, what is Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane?

Firestone RubberCover EPDM is a 100% cured single-ply roofing membrane made of a synthetic rubber Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Terpolymer. It boasts a unique combination of features and benefits that makes it ideal for EPDM roofing projects. For over a century, Firestone has been a trusted name in quality rubber products and technology. Firestone EPDM roofing membranes are manufactured by Firestone building products, a division of Bridgestone Firestone Diversified Products, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. Since 1980, more than 1,000,000,000m2 of Firestone EPDM membranes have been successfully installed on roofs worldwide. This performance has positioned the company as a market-leading manufacturer of EPDM roofing membranes.

What are the benefits of RubberCover EPDM membrane?

Firestone RubberCover comes with a unique range of benefits. They include:

  • Superior durability
  • Seamless sheets in 1 piece
  • Flame-free and easy installation
  • Very low life-cycle cost
  • Highly flexible and elongation
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Recuperation of rainwater
  • Fire resistant

What can Firestone RubberCover be used on?

For more than 25 years, Firestone RubberCover EPDM membranes have been used on both low-sloping commercial and industrial roofs. Now, it is also used on a wide range of residential roofing applications, such as:

  • Extensions
  • Offices
  • Workshops
  • Verandas
  • Garages
  • Carports
  • Garden Sheds
  • Dormers
  • Caravans
  • Gutters

How long will Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane last?

Offering resistance to UV radiation, ozone, alkaline rains and high or low temperatures, Firestone RubberCover has a long-lasting lifespan – even when exposed to sunlight. In fact, it has a life expectancy of more than 50 years! Plus, with no specific maintenance required, it’s a first-rate choice for your flat roofing project.

Is Firestone RubberCover EPDM easily damaged?

Although very little maintenance is required for Firestone RubberCover, it is recommended that a yearly inspection is carried out. This is to make sure that any damage is spotted quickly. Though durable, it is still likely to experience some form of weathering during its lifetime. To prevent any damage from happening, contact with mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum-based products, fresh bitumen and grease must be avoided. In the event that some damage does happen, the EPDM membrane can be easily repaired with a piece of Firestone RubberCover QuickSeam SA Flashing.


To find out more about Firestone RubberCover, take a look at our FAQ’s page.

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