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27 Apr, 2009

Rubber roof cover from Firestone

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: DIY tips|roofing

Rubber roof on shed

This is more environmentally friendly than bituminous based products which are also horrible to put on (having done it myself!).

Rubber is a natural product and encourages tree planting so can’t be bad. Might get hot in the sun though – a very dark material. Isn’t global warming reduced by having a light roof colour? A big area of this is a bit dull looking. You could always thatch a shed but this is not really for those applications despite this nice image (photos from Firestone’s site).

It is a durable roofing for all sorts of residential flat roofs. Such as porches, extensions, garages, balconies, trailers etc. Anything flat really!

We still plan a DIY green roof, this might be useful as the underlayer. Has to be 100% waterproof, so this on top of a normal roof should protect the rof from water damage.

Rubber roof on extension

Their site is at Firestone Rubber Cover

4 Responses to "Rubber roof cover from Firestone"

1 | Megan Ally

May 26th, 2010 at 1:21 am


i think the best roofing are ceramic based because it is a very good insulator..;”

2 | Connor Campbell

July 28th, 2010 at 8:25 am


We always choose metal roofing instead of ceramic roofing because we believe that metal roofs last longer.,`~

3 | Brooklyn Evans

September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm


the best roofing is either ceramic or metal roofing-*~

4 | Victoria Young

December 22nd, 2010 at 6:44 pm


metal roofings should be the best, they are sturdy and can be replaced easily `”

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