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Firestone Building Products Co.

Firestone Building Products Company is a leading manufacturer of single-ply EPDM and thermoplastic roofing systems, asphalt-based roofing systems and polyiso insulation for the commercial and flat roof residential roofing industry. In order to achieve outstanding rooftop performance, the company annually invests millions of dollars in research and development. As a result, each component of the Firestone Roofing System is designed and tested to meet or exceed industry standards a performance record that has made the company the preferred supplier of roofing systems throughout the world.

Building owners can get everything they need for a Total Roofing System including membrane, insulation and accessories, sales and technical support and a wide range of warranties from a single source - Firestone Building Products. Were dedicated to quality and innovation in our products and services, and we have the people, the facilities, the products and the expertise to meet your needs. Thats why when it comes to roofing, only Firestone can say, Nobody Covers You Better.

EPDM
Insulation
Durability, design versatility and installation ease are among the many reasons ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is the most popular material for both new and reroof low-slope roofing applications.

Firestone's single-ply EPDM roofing systems are based on a high-performance synthetic rubber compound that provides outstanding weathering characteristics in climates worldwide. From office buildings and distribution warehouses to hospitals and schools, Firestone has an EPDM roofing solution thats right for you.

Products

RubberGard EPDM
Since its introduction in 1980, Firestone RubberGard EPDM has dominated the single-ply roofing market through its proven performance, durability and flexibility over a wide range of building types. RubberGard EPDM has delivered more than two decades of commercial roofing success by building upon a heritage of innovation in rubber polymer technology.

The versatile membrane offers a variety of installation options including fully adhered, ballasted or mechanically attached that deliver superior long-term weatherability and exhibit exceptional wind uplift resistance.


RubberGard Platinum EPDM
Firestone RubberGard Platinum Roofing Systems deliver a 30-year warranty covering incidental punctures, high winds and hail up to two inches in diameter. RubberGard Platinum EPDM combines the strength of 90-mil RubberGard EPDM with Firestone HailGard composite insulation for outstanding thermal performance and puncture resistance.

Seamed with Firestone QuickSeam Tape, RubberGard Platinum EPDM offers watertight seams with increased strength.


RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM
Utilizing the same characteristics and benefits of Firestones established line of RubberGard EPDM membranes, RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM membrane offers a highly reflective EPDM solution to coated membranes and thermoplastics. The environmentally friendly white membrane provides building owners with the proven performance of traditional EPDM, while offering the ease of installation roofing contractors need.

Available in a .060 (1.52mm) thickness, RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM membrane is a bi-laminate, white-on-black cured membrane that can be used in conjunction with the comprehensive EcoWhite line of accessories for rapid, consistent and cost-effective fully adhered installations. It is available for UL- and FM-rated systems, exceeds ASTM D 4637 standards, and is eligible for a 15-year Firestone Red Shield Warranty.

RubberGard EcoWhite membranes initial solar reflectance is 0.80, when tested in accordance with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) program. Also, based on recent CRRC testing, EcoWhite has a solar reflectance index (SRI) of 99, making it one of the industrys most reflective white membranes. Plus, EcoWhite EPDM can help achieve points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a voluntary national standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Product Literature
EcoWhite Brochure - Click Here



EcoWhite Platinum EPDM

A premium product in the reflective EPDM product line, 90-mil EcoWhite Platinum EPDM reflects sunlight which keeps the membrane cool. Bringing together the eco-friendly attributes of a white membrane with the proven performance of traditional EPDM, this new roofing solution meets LEED certification requirements, exceeds ASTM D-4637 standards and is UL and FM approved.

EcoWhite Platinum EPDM is manufactured as 10-foot wide, no-fold, seamless panels which are easy to handle and quick to install. More flexible than thermoplastic single-ply membranes, it allows for year-round application. It is the only white EPDM on the market that offers the benefits of the Firestone Red Shield 30-year Platinum Warranty, which includes coverage of incidental punctures, punctures up to 2 inches from hail and damage from winds of up to 100 mph.

A 90-mil thick, bi-laminate membrane in Firestones popular EcoWhite product line, EcoWhite Platinum EPDM sets the industry standard for sustainable, white, reflective roofing solutions, and offers a premium choice designed to bring more value to any investment. Also, a comprehensive line of EcoWhite QuickSeam Accessories is available to help you complete projects faster and more efficiently.

Product Literature
90-mil EcoWhite Platinum Brochure - Click Here


EPDM PT Membranes
These new membranes dramatically expand the enormously popular EcoWhite product line to include both 60-mil and the new 90-mil thicknesses. Additionally, we have added pre-taped panels to our standard black RubberGard Platinum EPDM product line.

In addition to the outstanding solar reflectivity and durability of EcoWhite membranes, pre-taping yields the following features and benefits:

  • Easier and faster installation which can significantly reduce labor costs
  • Factory installed seam tape yields higher quality seams
  • Seam tape is cut flush with membrane to yield a more aesthetic finished product

EcoWhite EPDM PT (60 mil) systems are eligible for a Red Shield Warranty up to 20 years. EcoWhite Platinum (90 mil) EPDM PT membranes, just like all Platinum EPDM membranes, qualify for a 30-year warranty, the best in the industry.


RubberGard R.M.A.
Suited for large and small roofs, the non-reinforced membrane of the Firestone RubberGard R.M.A. System provides uninterrupted weatherable thickness, while its large panels deliver faster installation. RubberGard R.M.A. uses large EPDM panels bonded to Firestone QuickSeam R.M.A. Strips. The mechanically attached system can provide up to 25 years of warranty protection with no additional maintenance or inspections required to maintain coverage.

The RubberGard R.M.A. System is a recyclable roofing option that also offers a low annualized cost, reduced VOC emissions, and complies with certain Factory Mutual and UL approval standards.

Product Literature
RubberGard R.M.A. System Flyer - Click Here


UltraBlend Roofing System
The UltraBlend Roofing System combines the strengths of UltraPly TPO and RubberGard EPDM in a comprehensive, warrantable roofing solution. Using UltraPly TPO for horizontal roof surfaces and either RubberGard EPDM or RubberGard EcoWhite EPDM for vertical surfaces such as parapet walls, the UltraBlend system can help contractors save time and reduce labor costs, while giving building owners the confidence that their roof is covered by durable roofing materials that have withstood the test of time. In addition, Firestones full line of EcoWhite QuickSeam accessories including flashings, pipe boots, penetration pockets, and patches can add to the ease and speed of installation.

The UltraBlend roofing system has a number of features, including:

  • Fast installation of the UltraPly TPO membrane with heat welded seams
  • Use of either black, non-reflective EPDM or white, highly reflective EPDM on parapet walls
  • Option to use various combinations of accessories and flashings from both product lines
  • Excellent flexibility and adhesion in cold weather where its most needed walls and details

Among the many benefits the UltraBlend system offers are:
Low installation costs associated with mechanically attached UltraPly TPO membrane.
Reduced labor costs through the use of QuickSeam accessories

Additional Resources
Read new industry information about sustainable EPDM roofing systems, their proven performance record and how to choose the best EPDM membrane for your climate in this supplement.2010 ERA Supplement (987.3Kb)

With its superior energy efficiency, greater cost effectiveness and proven fire safety, Firestone polyiso insulation is the insulation trusted most by roofing professionals.

Firestone polyiso rigid foam board insulation is the ideal choice for any project and is used in approximately 60 percent of all new commercial construction applications.

All Firestone polyiso insulations use EPA approved blowing agents.

ISO 95+ Polyiso Insulation
Firestone ISO 95+ polyiso insulation offers high-energy efficiency through the highest R-value ratings per inch versus other insulation materials. Compatible with all types of commercial roofing systems, the lightweight, easy-to-handle insulation is especially suited for direct application on FM approved and UL classified steel roof deck assemblies. Standard flat Firestone ISO 95+ Insulation is available in board sizes of 4 x 4 and 4 x 8 and in thicknesses from 1 to 4.

Product Literature

PolyIso Insulation Brochure - Click Here


Tapered ISO 95+ Polyiso Insulation
When a substrate slope will not permit efficient drainage, Firestone Tapered ISO 95+ polyiso insulation provides an effective and economical solution. Properly installed Tapered ISO 95+ polyiso insulation can extend the life of the roof assembly by eliminating problems associated with ponded water. Firestone Tapered ISO 95+ polyiso insulation is available in slopes from 1/16 to 1/2 per foot. Firestone provides a variety of technical support services for the installation of tapered insulation through the Firestone Tapered Engineering Design Department.

Tapered Insulation Design Services
The Firestone Tapered Network uses the latest technology to offer architects, consultants, general contractors, distributors and roofing contractors a complete, accurate, and timely engineered tapered insulation system for any project.

Based in strategic locations throughout the U.S., Firestones fully trained and experienced designers have access to the most advanced software and hardware, including Taper Plus and AutoCAD. The team efficiently creates CAD-generated installation shop drawings ranging from basic tapered layouts to complex projects requiring quick turnaround time. Firestone is committed to providing accurate and timely tapered take-offs that encompass all critical elements affecting proper drainage.

Additionally, Firestone offers architects and consultants a tapered design assist service. Through this service, Firestone creates a professional and effective tapered system design for any project prior to bid. Based on a copy of the roof plan (AutoCAD format is preferred) and all relevant factors, our design team will create an AutoCAD drawing detailing the optimum tapered layout, which may then be transferred directly to the bid documents. By considering all mandatory design factors, Firestone offers peace of mind that your tapered design will promote positive drainage.


Resista Polyiso Insulation
Manufactured with a heavy-duty, double-coated, non-organic glass facer, Firestone Resista Polyiso Insulation Board is compatible with all fully adhered and mechanically attached single-ply, cold-applied, and self-adhered modified bitumen membranes.

Resista Polyiso is an economical choice offering exceptional protection against fire, wind and mold. With thicknesses varying from 1-4 inches, Resista Polyiso uses Firestones proprietary IsoGard foam technology to create an impressive insulating value per inch which can translate into significant energy savings. While other manufacturers may require up to 3.1 insulation over combustible decks, Resista Polyiso is the only 1 insulation board with a UL Class A rating for fire resistance. The double coating of non-organic facing material on both sides of the insulation board also meets ASTM D3273 standards for mold resistance.

In addition to fire, wind and environmental protection, Resista Polyiso is easy to cut and handle which can lead to reduced installation times and labor costs. This environmentally sustainable product also contains recycled content and can contribute to overall LEED certification for energy optimization and material resource credits.


Composites
Firestone thermally efficient Wood Fiberboard and Perlite Composite Boards feature a factory-controlled laminated overlay board for modified bitumen, BUR and single-ply applications.

With its nailable oriented strand board (OSB) surface and thermally efficient polyiso insulation, Firestone HailGard composite insulation is suitable for use with single-ply or asphalt membranes, metal roofing and shingles. HailGard insulation may be used as a component of Firestone Platinum to achieve a Platinum-PHW Warranty, protecting against accidental puncture, hail up to two inches in diameter and 100 mph winds.


Cover Boards

ISOGARD HD

ISOGARD HD contains a closed-cell polyiso core that utilizes IsoGard foam technology, and can provide greater UL fire ratings. ISOGARD HD provides the highest thermal performance of any 1/2 insulation cover board product on the market, and it is resistant to extreme weather conditions. Lightweight and easy to cut and install with more boards per pallet, this high density cover board offers savings from reduced transportation costs, labor and material during application.

DensDeck and DensDeck Prime
DensDeck and DensDeck Prime are non-structural, glass mat-faced roof boards that feature a non-combustible, water-resistant and silicone-treated gypsum core panel. DensDeck boards are an excellent substrate in most reroof applications and may be used with mechanically fastened or fully adhered RubberGard EPDM or UltraPly TPO roofing systems and are compatible with Modified Bitumen and BUR systems in certain assemblies. DensDeck and DensDeck Prime products are available from Firestone in 1/4, 1/2 and 5/8 thicknesses. DensDeck is a registered trademark of Georgia-Pacific.

FiberTop
FiberTop is suitable for use on almost any type of reroofing project and is a durable wood fiber insulation that serves as a recover board and provides insulating value in roof assemblies. Firestone FiberTop boards may be used under ballasted, fully adhered or mechanically attached single-ply roofing systems. They are also a suitable substrate for base sheets and Modified Bitumen roofing systems. FiberTop boards are available in 1/2" and 1" thicknesses.

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