Choosing the membrane type for low slope roofing requires many things to be considered:
- Roof top usage
- Wind uplift
- Fire rating
- Positive drainage
- Chemical exposure
- Building codes
- Structural loading
- Sustainability and reflectivity
- Insurance requirements
- Environmental and safety regulations
Membrane Roofing Systems
This synthetic elastomeric membrane has been proving itself for over 40 years. Offered in both unreinforced and reinforced as a black membrane in traditional applications or unreinforced as a white membrane when a highly reflective surface is required, EPDM can be used in ballasted, fully adhered, mechanically attached, and protected membrane systems. Its weatherability and low-temperature flexibility make it the ideal choice for the most extreme climates. Platinum EPDM Systems can be warranted up to 30 years.
Today's environmentally friendly choice when reflectivity is required for cooling savings as well as reducing the urban heat-island effect. Strong heat welded seams allow for quick installation in mechanically attached or fully adhered systems. Platinum 30-year warranties are available.
The traditional roofing system proven by time. Firestone offers both Type IV and Type VI reinforcing felts as well as hybrid systems incorporating modified bitumen cap sheets. Red Shield warranties are available for up to 20 years.
Insulation and Edge Systems
Firestone total-system warranties assure complete wind protection from edge to edge. Every building is subject to wind-related roof damage and, all too often, shop-bent edges are installed that do not meet recognized industry standards, resulting in compromised performance. Firestone products are Factory Mutual-approved and have also been independently tested according to ANSI/SPRI ES-I Wind Design Guide. Details, color charts and samples are readily available for submittal and approval.