EPDM Maintenance & Protection

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  • Is maintenance required?
  • Can certain materials damage the membrane?
  • How can the membrane be repaired in case of damage?

Is maintenance required?

Other than a recommended annual visual inspection of the roof, No. Once installed correctly, no specific maintenance is required for a Firestone RubberCover EPDM roofing system.

Can certain materials damage the membrane?

Other than sharp materials, the membrane is less resistant to oil or oil-based products. Contact with the following oil-based products should be avoided:

  • Mineral and vegetable oils
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Fresh bitumen or bitumen-derived products
  • Grease

How can the membrane be repaired in case of damage?

EPDM membrane is super-tough, yet in the unlikely event of damage, it can be effectively repaired. Different areas of damage will require a different focus for repairs.

For flat areas, the membrane can be easily repaired using Quickseam SA flashing. Where damage has occurred at angle changes, a Quickseam Corner Flashing patch must be used instead.