Durability, design versatility and installation ease are among the many reasons ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is the most popular material for both new and reroof low-slope roofing applications.
Firestone’s single-ply EPDM roofing systems are based on a high-performance synthetic rubber compound that provides outstanding weathering characteristics in climates worldwide. From office buildings and distribution warehouses to hospitals and schools, Firestone has an EPDM roofing solution thats right for you.
Since its introduction in 1980, Firestone RubberGard EPDM has dominated the single-ply roofing market through its proven performance, durability and flexibility over a wide range of building types. RubberGard EPDM has delivered more than two decades of commercial roofing success by building upon a heritage of innovation in rubber polymer technology.
The versatile membrane offers a variety of installation options including fully adhered, ballasted or mechanically attached that deliver superior long-term weatherability and exhibit exceptional wind uplift resistance.
Firestone RubberGard Platinum Roofing Systems deliver a 30-year warranty covering incidental punctures, high winds and hail up to two inches in diameter. RubberGard Platinum EPDM combines the strength of 90-mil RubberGard EPDM with Firestone HailGard composite insulation for outstanding thermal performance and puncture resistance.
Seamed with Firestone QuickSeam Tape, RubberGard Platinum EPDM offers watertight seams with increased strength.
RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM
Utilizing the same characteristics and benefits of Firestones established line of RubberGard EPDM membranes, RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM membrane offers a highly reflective EPDM solution to coated membranes and thermoplastics. The environmentally friendly white membrane provides building owners with the proven performance of traditional EPDM, while offering the ease of installation roofing contractors need.
Available in a .060 (1.52mm) thickness, RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM membrane is a bi-laminate, white-on-black cured membrane that can be used in conjunction with the comprehensive EcoWhite line of accessories for rapid, consistent and cost-effective fully adhered installations. It is available for UL- and FM-rated systems, exceeds ASTM D 4637 standards, and is eligible for a 15-year Firestone Red Shield Warranty.
RubberGard EcoWhite membranes initial solar reflectance is 0.80, when tested in accordance with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) program. Also, based on recent CRRC testing, EcoWhite has a solar reflectance index (SRI) of 99, making it one of the industry’s most reflective white membranes. Plus, EcoWhite EPDM can help achieve points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a voluntary national standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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A premier product in the reflective EDPM product line, 90-mil EcoWhite Platinum EDPM reflects sunlight which keeps the membrane cool. Bringing together the eco-friendly attributes of a white membrane with the proven performance of traditional EPDM, this new roofing solution meets LEED certification requirements, exceeds ASTM D-4637 standards and is UL and FM approved.
EcoWhite Platinum EPDM is manufactured as 10-foot wide, no-fold, seamless panels which are easy to handle and quick to install. More flexible than thermoplastic single-ply membranes, it allows for year-round application. It is the only white EPDM on the market that offers the benefits of the Firestone Red Shield 30-year Platinum Warranty, which includes coverage of incidental punctures, punctures up to 2 inches from hail and damage from winds of up to 100 mph.A 90-mil thick, bi-laminate membrane in Firestones popular EcoWhite product line, EcoWhite Platinum EPDM sets the industry standard for sustainable, white, reflective roofing solutions, and offers a premium choice designed to bring more value to any investment. Also, a comprehensive line of EcoWhite QuickSeam Accessories is available to help you complete projects faster and more efficiently.
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These new membranes dramatically expand the enormously popular EcoWhite product line to include both 60-mil and the new 90-mil thickness. Additionally, we have added pre-taped panels to our standard black RubberGuard Platinum EPDM product line.
In addition to the outstanding solar reflectivity and durability of EcoWhite membranes, pre-taping yields the following features and benefits:
- Easier and faster installation which can significantly reduce labor costs
- Factory installed seam tape yields higher quality seams
- Seam tape is cut flush with membrane to yield a more aesthetic finished product
EcoWhite EPDM PT (60 mil) systems are eligible for a Red Sheild Warranty up to 20 years. EcoWhite Platinum (90 mil) EPDM PT membranes, just like all platinum EPDM membranes, qualify for a 30-year warranty, the best in the industry.
Suited for large and small roofs, the non-reinforced membrane of the Firestone RubberGuard R.M.A. System provides uninterrupted weatherable thickness, while its large panels deliver faster installation. RubberGard R.M.A. uses large EPDM panels bonded to Firestone QuickSeam R.M.A. Strips. The mechanically attached system can provide up to 25 years of warranty protection with no additional maintenance or inspections required to maintain coverage.
The RubberGard R.M.A. System is a recyclable roofing option that also offers a low annualized cost, reduced VOC emissions, and complies with certain Factory Mutual and UL approval standards.
The UltraBlend Roofing System combines the strengths of UltraPly TPO and RubberGard EPDM in a comprehensive, warrantable roofing solution. Using UltraPly TPO for horizontal roof surfaces and either RubberGard EPDM or RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM for vertical surfaces such as parapet walls, the UltraBlend system can help contractors save time and reduce labor costs, while giving building owners the confidence that their roof is covered by durable roofing materials that have withstood the test of time. In addition, Firestones full line of EcoWhite QuickSeam accessories including flashings, pipe boots, penetration pockets, and patches can add to the ease and speed of installation.
The UltraBlend roofing system has a number of features, including:
- Fast installation of the UltraPly TPO membrane with heat welded seams
- Use of either black, non-reflective EPDM or white, highly reflective EPDM on parapet walls
- Option to use various combinations of accessories and flashings from both product lines
- Excellent flexibility and adhesion in cold weather where its most needed walls and details
Among the many benefits the UltraBlend system offers are:
Low installation costs associated with mechanically attached UltraPly TPO membrane.
Reduced labor costs through the use of QuickSeam accessories.