Firestone Roofing System
Twistfix have become a chosen distributor of the well known firestone roofing system. This has been installed successfully now for more than 40 years within the USA and so with all this history you can rely on an EPDM Rubber roof.
Many of the newer materials which have been introduced within the UK do not have this history behind them. Having had over one billion square meters of Firestone EPDM installed successfully on a global scale, EPDM is the world’s most used single ply roofing membrane a testimony of pure excellence.
The EPDM Rubber roof normally can be installed using a single sheet as the majority of residential flat roofs are simple rectangles. This means that we don’t have to rely on seams in order to waterproof the roof. The sheets can be made to measure your individual roof as we have various roll sizes available.
One of the best features of this particular product is that it is cost effective; the installed price will be similar to that of a quality felt roof and considerably lower than any of the newer systems which you see on the market. Not only is it cost effective but the roof material is eco friendly too!
For example, the conclusion of a report by ACTAC (the Association of Community Technical Aid Centres Ltd) named EPDM as the ‘best buy’ roofing membrane due to its’ low environmental impact in comparison to other membranes, high durability and re-usability. The findings of this report are published in the ‘Green Building Digest’ Issue 14. For further reference, the Greenpeace publication “Building The Future” names EPDM as the environmentally friendly choice for roofing membranes. Firestone Building Products’ commitment to the environment is reflected in the ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System implemented at all of our EPDM manufacturing plants.
But there is more to this already outstanding product in that there is no need to maintain an EPDM rubber roof, providing the deck can withstand more weight you can use the roof area as a garden, installing paving or decking over it all that is needed is for the edge trims to be wiped clean occasionally. As the EPDM Rubber is UV and ozone stable it never perishes, remains flexible so it can move with the building and is also successful in both hot and cold climates and so the weather never has to be a problem!
When installing the roof there may not be a need to even remove your old roof as EPDM Rubber can overlay on the majority of old roofs providing the roof decking and joists are sound – if this is the case then it saves you money and reduces debris from the work helping to save the environment.
Using a cold lay technique and thus removing the requirement for heat means that installation is extremely safe, only trained contractors can install our systems and so our customers are assured that installation will be reliable in view of materials and contracting.