Interesting guest post by the team at www.permaroof.co.uk about Firestone EPDM, finish that is chosen by many garden room designers for the roof of their buildings. EPDM has become popular in garden room design because it can be fitted in one seamless sheet and has a 50-year lifespan.
Firestone EPDM – Global leading manufacturer of 50-year life, seamless rubber waterproofing
The world leading manufacturer of rubber products and a name synonymous in the car tyre industry, Firestone was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in 1900 and quickly became the tyre of choice for Henry Ford’s first automobile in 1906 for the Model T. Since conception Firestone has progressively transformed the rubber industry forming the high quality, durable and long lasting materials that we see and use today.
Unequivocal research over 100+ years inspired the creation of new technologies including what is known as Firestone EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), which in Leymans terms means rubber. Firestone Building Products specially designed the Firestone RubberCover EPDM Roofing System for small residential flat roofing applications. The system is based on high performing Firestone RubberCover EPDM rubber membranes and a limited range of accessories offering a watertight and durable roofing solution.
The Firestone RubberCover EPDM Roofing System is the ideal, durable solution for small residential flat roofs such as: extensions, verandas, dormers, porches, garages, carports, garden buildings, balconies, gutters, trailers and many more.
Firestone RubberCover EPDM Roofing Systems offer a unique combination of features and benefits:
- Superior durability
- Seamless sheets in 1 piece up to 15m x 61m
- Very low life-cycle cost
- Flame-free and easy installation using adhesive
- High flexibility and elongation – up to 300%
- Environmentally friendly – Recognised by Green Peace
- Recovery of rainwater
- Fire resistance
- UV Stable
1 billion square meters has now been installed worldwide meaning EPDM is quickly becoming the material of choice over more traditional alternatives like bitumen and felt.
Investment in a Garden Room is growing in popularity in the UK and so are the demands for exceptional quality and standards. Demanding the very best from their garden building aesthetically and functionally, Garden Room owners often desire their buildings to reflect their own home in terms of quality and offering which is why no matter what contents are used to fill the building the material keeping it dry should never be compromised. Firestone EPDM will last 50 years+ and with its seamless (one piece) installation there will never be concerns for its performance.
Since 2000, Permaroof UK Ltd based in Derbyshire have been the UK distributor for Firestone EPDM with nationwide reach offering next day delivery on orders placed by 2pm. Running the Garden Building division is Nick Hope ([email protected] / 01773 608 808) who offers a ‘cut to size’ service reducing waste for his customers and a purpose built 2 storey training facility at the Permaroof head office ensures correct installation and the ability for those who complete training to offer 20 year warranties on every project. Introductory discounts are available to any company new to the Firestone EPDM system.