Firestone is a brand with a long and complex history, founded in the 1900s in Akron, Ohio in the United States to make rubber tires. Since then its influence over the rubber industry has waxed and waned. It is still in operation today and at ERoofing we sell some of its products.
In particular, we sell Firestone’s EPDM Rubber Roofing. EPDM is a type of rubber that can be used on flat roofs. It can be attached either by ballast, using gravel to hold down loose sheets, by fully adhering it to the roof, or by using a system of battens to mechanically attach it. Because it is cut to fit, EPDM has relatively few seams. EPDM can also last up to 40 or 50 years before needing replacement.