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How to Install a Firestone Rubber Roof

Everything you need to know to install your rubber roof

Step-by-Step Installation of Firestone RubberCover EPDM

The adhesives are not designed to be used or stored in freezing conditions (or if freezing conditions are due within 24 hours) as it may affect their performance. A heated room below, or covering over with a tarpaulin is often sufficient to prevent the glues from freezing.

We also have a range of installation videos available in our video tutorials section.

1. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 1

Strip off the existing roof back to bare decking or overboard with new ply or OSB.

2. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 2

Remove arris rails from any open edges and fit 2" × 1" timber batten to perimeter.

3. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 3

Lay rubber in the correct position and allow to relax for 20 minutes.

4. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 4

Fold one half of the membrane back and after stirring, apply water based adhesive to the deck. Repeat to other half of roof. Sweep out any air bubbles.

5. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 5

Using either our spray or brush applied contact adhesive, apply thinly to both rubber and upstand.

6. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 6

Use primer and 9" flashing tape to seal where the roof abuts the building.

7. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 7

Fix RubbaTrim to the roof perimeter c/w matching corners and joiners using the colour coded polynails.

8. Firestone Rubbercover installation Step 8

Install wall trim to rear.

Rubba-seal support staff, child with hammer

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