Buildings with flat and low-slope roofs are prone to leaks. Due to the lack of elevation, rainwater tends to form puddles that can seep into underlying layers over time. That’s why building owners have to constantly monitor their roofing system for signs of damage and reinforce it from time to time. This is necessary for most roofing systems, but ones made of ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) are less susceptible to issues.
EPDM membranes cover the entire roof and only require a few seams, making them less susceptible to leaks than other roofing systems. EPDM membranes are lightweight and durable. These two properties make up the bulk of the appeal of EPDM roofs. Firestone Building Products provide superior EPDM roofing materials by using their proprietary technology.
Twin Rivers Roofing, one of the top roof repair contractors in the state, lists the benefits unique to each Firestone product.
RubberGard™ EPDM Membrane
The Rubbergard™ EPDM is one of Firestone’s most popular products, having dominated the single-ply roofing market since 1980 when it was first introduced.
The RubberGard EPDM offers exceptional resistance to wind and fire, and it is extremely durable. A RubberGard EPDM membrane can easily last up to 50 years. And, even if it suffers damage of any kind, the cost of repairs would only be a small fraction of the cost of a new roof.
Another feature building owners find attractive is the RubberGard EPDM’s energy efficiency. It can reduce energy costs by up to 25% more than other systems can.
EcoWhite™ EPDM Membrane
For building owners who want to save more on their power bills, the EcoWhite™ EPDM might be a more suitable option. This product qualifies for the ENERGY STAR® program and the Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty, giving you more energy savings and protection in the long run.
FullForce™ EPDM Membrane
Firestone’s FullForce™ EPDM can withstand more than 180 pounds per square foot in wind uplift pressure, which is why it earned the FM-780 certification.
Firestone’s EPDM membranes are easy to install, but this doesn’t mean you should do it yourself. It’s always best to have a qualified contractor install it to ensure you can get the most out of your new EPDM roofing system.
Twin Rivers Roofing & Construction has over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry and offers Firestone products. To get a free estimate, call (540) 899-7774, or fill out this form. We serve building owners in Fredericksburg, VA.