How Versatile Is Firestone RubberCover EPDM?

April 16, 2019 | General
How Versatile Is Firestone RubberCover EPDM?

EPDM is one of the most common flat roofing materials.  You can find EPDM roofs in all corners of the country being used to create a long-lasting and attractive flat roofing solution.

There are many benefits of using EPDM for a flat roof including its durability, it’s eco-friendliness, and that fact that it’s so easy to install. But its multitude of benefits is not the only reason the material is so widely used. Firestone RubberCover EPDM is one of the most versatile roofing materials because it can be used on such a varied range of applications and for a number of different projects.

Its versatility makes it a popular choice, so if you’ve been thinking about using EPDM for your roofing project, the experts at Avenir Roofing are here to tell you just how versatile this roofing material can be.

Commercial and Residential

Whether you need a flat roof for an office, workshop or other commercial building, EPDM is suitable for all. It is widely used for a variety of commercial buildings because it is inexpensive and has a life expectancy of up to fifty years.

But it is also more than suitable for residential purposes. Because of its ability to be placed around complex roofs of all shapes and sizes, it is a popular choice for all residential roofing types. Commonly used for adjoining garages and extensions, it is a neat and tidy solution for many. Even if you’re looking at roofing a carport or a veranda, EPDM membrane might be the solution for you.

It also works well for residential properties because it provides a neat and tidy solution, thanks to the fact that it can often be installed in one sheet. The Firestone EPDM at Avenir Roofing can also be installed with our Rubbatrim to complete the roofline.


Alongside commercial and residential projects, Firestone RubberCover EPDM can be used on a variety of outbuildings that are detached from main properties. EPDM is extremely weatherproof and can withstand rain, UV rays and hailstone. This makes it a smart and long-lasting solution for the following outbuildings:

  • shepherds huts
  • treehouses
  • sheds

Seeing EPDM on these kinds of outbuildings is pretty common, but in addition to these, you can even use the material on applications such as boathouses and caravans.

Difficult Areas

What makes this sturdy roofing material great for so many types of roofing is that it is easy to install even to difficult areas. It is often used for dormers on pitched roofs and other hard to reach areas on properties. EPDM can also be easily installed around things like:

  • skylights
  • vents
  • pipes
  • corners
  • internal outlets

Other Uses

There are some lesser known uses of Firestone RubberCover EPDM such as its use in green roofs. Green roofs, sometimes called living roofs, are roofs that are fully or partly covered with plants, vegetation or flowers which must be placed over a waterproof membrane. EPDM makes the perfect base for a green roof not only because it is waterproof, but also because of its long lifespan.

After the placement of EPDM membrane and some more layering, you can safely and easily secure a green roof, safe in the knowledge that EPDM will provide the durability and resistance necessary so that you can have a thriving green roof for many years.

Read about the many other benefits of Firestone RubberCover EPDM in the rest of our blog.

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