EPDM Installation Methods

EPDM Installation Methods

Thanks to a variety of installation systems, the Firestone RubberGard EPDM Roofing Systems can be installed even on the most challenging rooftops. Depending upon the specific conditions, building owners and specifiers can therefore select from multiple roofing system that best suits the nature of the roofing project.

The 3 most used RubberGard™ EPDM systems are:


1. Fully Adhered System


Fully Adhered RubberGard™ EPDM is the popular choice for both new construction and re-roofing, wherever ease of inspection and maintenance are primary concerns. The Fully Adhered System is a lightweight system with outstanding design flexibility. It is suitable for contoured roofs, roofs with irregular shape and any roof with limited load bearing capacity, provided the substrate is compatible with adhesives.


2. Reinforced Mechanically Attached System


One of the most popular mechanically attached RubberGard EPDM options is the R.M.A system. This is a lightweight, non-penetrating mechanically attached system, developed around the QuickSeam™ R.M.A. strip; a strip of reinforced EPDM membrane. The R.M.A. system provides excellent weatherability and wind uplift resistance.


3. Ballasted System


The Firestone Ballasted System is the most economical EPDM Roofing System available and is suitable for a wide variety of buildings. The Ballasted System offers fast coverage and economical installation. It features large roofing panels (up to 50 feet wide by 200 feet long) covered with smooth washed stones or concrete pavers. It is important to keep in mind the extra weight of the stones and concrete pavers when selecting this roofing option.

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