What Makes EPDM Rubber Roofing So Long Lasting What Is It Made From?

EPDm has proven itself to be the best material for covering new flat roofs and repairing old ones. It is super long lasting and low cost. If you ever wondered how it does it or what EPDM stands for? Find out here.

firestone epdm rubber


What Is Epdm Rubber Roofing?

EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber) is a type of synthetic rubber, is an elastomer which is characterized by a wide range of applications. The E refers to ethylene, P to propylene D to diene and M refers to its classification in ASTM standard D-1418. The M class includes rubbers having a saturated chain of the polymethylene type. Dienes currently used in the manufacture of EPDM rubbers are dicyclopentadiene (DCPD), ethylidene norbornene (ENB), and vinyl norbornene (VNB).

The main properties of EPDM are its outstanding heat, ozone and weather resistance. The resistance to UV is also good. It has very good electrical insulating properties.

EPDM also has the benefit that it does not pollute the run-off rainwater

epdm flat roof
An EPDM Flat Roof

Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membrane is a 100% cured single ply roofing membrane made of a Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer offering a number of unique features and benefits.

EPDM rubber roofing membranes have been successfully installed on many thousands of commercial and industrial flat roofs worldwide.

EPDM membranes are available to cover small residential flat roofs, garages, extensions and bay windows.

Our EPDM rubber roofs have a twenty year guarantee and the material lifespan is in excess of fifty years, so you’ll never need to worry about a leaky roof again!