Firestone Rubber Cover

Installation Instructions

These step-by-step Firestone Rubber Cover installation instructions will assist professional installers to cover a roof with a Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM System in accordance with the high standards specified by Firestone Building Products.

Adhering the membrane

Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membranes must http___www.bigleaguekickball.com_category_press_ cheap soma cod always be fully adhered to the substrate by applying RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive both to the membrane and the substrate. Compatible substrates are wood, bitumen, PIR and PUR insulation, concrete, aluminum and zinc. Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membranes can be installed on both new and existing roofs.
Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM can overlay virtually any old roof provided the roof decking is sound and the existing structure can carry the load of the new roofing system.

  • Step 1:
    1. Position the membrane on the substrate.
    2. Let it relax for 30 minutes.
    3. Fold back half of the membrane.
  • Step 2:
    1. Apply RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive to the underside of the folded membrane.
    2. Apply RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive to the substrate to be covered.
  • Step 3:
    1. Let both surfaces dry until adhesive no longer sticks to the finger when touched.
  • Step 4:
    1. Roll the membrane onto the substrate.
    2. Sweep with a soft brush.
    3. Repeat these steps for the other half of the membrane.

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On site seaming

Firestone RubberCover™ EPDM membranes are available in large, seamless sheets so that most small
residential roofs can be covered with one single sheet. If there is a need to splice two adjoining EPDM membranes
on site, this can be performed with the use of RubberCover™, QuickPrime Plus and RubberCover™ QuickSeam Batten Cover Strip.
Do not leave space between adjacent EPDM membranes (a slight overlap is allowed).

  • Step 1:
    1. Apply RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus to both sides of the joint to a total width of 20 cm.
    2. Wait until the primer is dry to the touch.
  • Step 2:
    1. Remove a piece of the release paper from the RubberCover™ QuickSeam Cover Strip.
    2. Position it over the seam area treated with RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus.
    3. Pull the release paper at a 45° angle from under the RubberCover™ QuickSeam Cover Strip.
    4. Adhere the strip to the membrane with a flat hand. Make sure no air bubbles are trapped inside.
  • Step 3:
    1. Roll the strip with a hand roller, rolling at right angles over the seam.

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Inside corners

  • Step 1:
    1. Adhere the membrane with RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive to the upstand and on top of the roof edge.
  • Step 2:
    1. Roll the excess membrane towards the corner and fold it into a pig-ear.
  • Step 3:
    1. Fold the membrane flat onto the roof edge.
    2. Finish the edge with roof trim (see edge finishing).
    3. Trim off excess membrane.

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Outside corners/skylights

  • Step 1:
    1. Cut the membrane from top to bottom up to the base at the external corner.
    2. Adhere the membrane with RubberCover™ Bonding Adhesive to the upstand.
    3. Apply RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus across 10 cm on both sides and allow to dry.
  • Step 2:
    1. Adhere a piece of RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing up to the base.
  • Step 3:
    1. Apply a new layer of RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus.
  • Step 4:
    1. Remove the release paper from the RubberCover™ QuickSeam Corner Flashing and adhere it to the upstand.
  • Step 5:
    1. Press on with a hand roller.

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Vents/penetrations

  • Step 1:
    1. Apply RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus to the membrane (min. 10 cm around vent) and to the flange of the vent.
    2. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2:
    1. Cut a hole in the RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing strip to the size of the vent.
  • Step 3:
    1. Position the RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing over the vent.
    2. Remove the release paper.
    3. Press the Flashing into the primer with your hand.
  • Step 4:
    1. Roll on with a hand roller.

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Rainwater drainpipes (RDP)

  • Step 1:
    1. Place the RDP and press firmly in the slope angle.
    2. Screw it tight to the substrate.
    3. Apply RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus to the top of the RDP and at least 10 cm around the RDP.
    4. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2:
    1. Adhere RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing over the RDP and onto the membrane.
      Note: The strip should overlap the edges of the RDP by at least 5 cm in all directions.
  • Step 3:
    1. Roll on with hand roller.
  • Step 4:
    1. Cut an opening in the RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing strip to the size of the RDP.

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Edge finishing

  • Step 1:
    1. Place the roof trim on the roof edge.
  • Step 2:
    1. Attach the roof trim using stainless steel screws and neoprene rings.

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Gutter

  • Step 1:
    1. Apply RubberCover™ QuickPrime Plus to the gutter surface.
    2. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2:
    1. Adhere the RubberCover™ QuickSeam SA Flashing to the gutter.
    2. Roll on with a hand roller.

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