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Frequently Asked Questions
What is RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM?
Rubberbond is a unique combination of polyester fleece backed EPDM membrane. Fleeceback adds toughness and durability creating a thick 2.54mm sheet.
• Easily bends with no stress to follow the contours of the roof
• It will not tear, split or crack
• Not affected by extremes of temperature
• Ultraviolet radiation and ozone resistant
• Does not become brittle or degrade with age
• Safe to install, the system is laid with cold applied adhesives
• Tough enough to walk on
• Moss and fungus resistant
• No heat or welding used during installation
• Eco friendly material
Are EPDM membranes new?
No. The first EPDM membranes, developed in America, were laid in the 1960's and are still protecting flat roofs some 50 years later.
How long will a RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM roof last for?
All evidence, real life exposure, and laboratory tests suggest that when correctly installed, a RubberBond FleeceBack roof will last in excess of 40 years.
How proven is RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM?
Over One billion square metres of EPDM have been installed worldwide from the glaring sun of the Middle East to the Arctic conditions of Alaska. Over One hundred million square meters will be installed this year.
Is RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM membrane suitable for my roofing project
RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM is suitable for virtually all flat and low sloping roofs, renewal on an old roof to a garage through to thousands of square metres on new build projects.
What does RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM look like?
It has a pleasing to the eye, smooth natural slate grey finish.
Can I walk on it?
Yes, it's designed for maintenance access.
For regular access to plant machinery or for a fire escape, use RubberBond Walkway pads.
For heavy usage such as patio areas it can be overlaid with a variety of finishes, paving slabs, timber or plastic decking, green roofs etc.
Is RubberBond Fleecebak EPDM expensive?
No, despite its considerable technical advantages it compares well with other quality roofing systems and because of its long life span it will often work out to have a much cheaper life cost.
Is RubberBond Fleecebak EPDM environmentally friendly?
RubberBond EPDM is an inert material with limited environmental impact during manufacture and the use of the product.
If RubberBond Fleecebak EPDM is so good, why isn't everyone using it?
The manufacturers have invested millions of dollars in manufacturing processes and branding. To protect these investments only trained and approved installers that have proved they can maintain the highest of standards are allowed to use the material. This has until recently been predominantly in the commercial sector, but is now at last also available, through approved RubberBond installers to residential properties utilizing the RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM roofing system.
Why do I need a RubberBond Fleeceback Approved Installer?
No matter how good a product is, quality installation is essential. RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM for your peace of mind is only available from Independent Approved Contractors who have passed a full installation training course.
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