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Rubber Roof Repair

Dedicated to flat roof repair and the many roofing varieties.

If you’re having problems with your roof, you’ll need to know some things about rubber roof repair.  Weather it’s leakage or some other type of damage, you’ll definitely want to take some measures to remedy the situation right away.

Before making any kind of rubber roof repair efforts, you’ll initially want to make sure that any leaks are contained with the presence of buckets in your home’s exterior.  From there, you’ll want to proceed in fixing things as soon as possible.

Rubber roofs, also known as EPDM roofs, have been popular for quite some time now.  Since the 1960s, they’ve been a leading choice of roof surface for many homes and businesses alike.  The fact that rubber roofs are cheap to install and generally hold up well over time makes them a very popular option.

Still, failure to be attentive to your EPDM roof can lead to a situation that requires rubber roof repair.  The rubber roof coatings can fade, losing their thickness and eventually deteriorating.  As a result, seams between the roof’s membranes can break down, thereby causing leaks and other unpleasant situations.

Unless the break in your roof is very small, you’ll really be best suited contacting a professional organization to handle this issue for you.  Without the experience in EPDM roof repair, you’ll stand the risk of making things worse.

If you should feel so inclined to try some DIY rubber roof repair, climb up onto your roof, making sure that you stand no risk of making things worse in being near the area.  You won’t need many rubber roofing materials, but you will need some adhesive tape, a ladder, and a hand roller.  It’s definitely recommended that you use a ladder, remaining on the ladder the entire time if at all possible.

Anyway, you’ll want to gently clean off the affected area that looks like it may be causing the leak.   You’ll also want to make sure that you remove any membranes, and any adhesive tape that might have been there beforehand.

From there, you’ll simply want to apply some rubber roofing adhesive tape (using the help of a hand roller to apply the pressure with), sealing the hole shut.  This may or may not be enough to get the job done, but it should only work in situations where the hole in your EPDM roof is minor.

Otherwise, your best bet is to look somewhere locally for a roofing contractor who can get the job done for you.  Make sure that you get an estimate beforehand, and make sure that you’re dealing with a reputable outfit who won’t unnecessarily overcharge you for the job.

Here’s to hoping that it’s all an easy job.  Good luck with your situation, and the speedy resolution that awaits.