If you have a flat roof that you need to protect from leaks and potential water damage, one of the best and simplest ways to do it is with EPDM roof repair. It is an effective method of creating a literal barrier for your roof that keeps out the water using Liquid Roof. Here are some tips to make the EPDM roof repair go as smoothly as possible for you.
First, you need to make sure you are starting with a clean roof. This means removing dirt, grit, debris, grime, caulking and other elements on the roof that could interfere with the application of the Liquid Roof membrane. You then need to make sure the roof is completely dry. Otherwise, the membrane will not adhere properly. Be sure to check the weather as well. ideally, you want it to be sunny and clear, with temperatures around the 40s (Fahrenheit). This will help the product to dry and set quickly.
Find the Leak
When you are repairing your roof leaks, you have a couple of options. You can repair the site of each leak individually, or you can coat your entire roof using EPDM roof repair techniques. Of course, the first thing you need to do is find the leak or leaks in your roof.
First, look for any holes or cracks in the roof that would indicate the location of the leak. These are not always easy to see, so you will have to get up onto the roof and look closely. Also, if there are any seams in the roof, you will want to check those as well to see if there is a separation. Check around flashing as well, as this may have become separated. It might take some time, but check your entire roof for leaks.
You will find that EPDM roof repair with Liquid Roof is easy and cost effective enough that applying the product to the entire roof is a good option. It will ensure that you have provided a barrier for all of the leaks in the roof and it provides a uniform look for the top of the roof.
Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to applying the Liquid Roof. It is easy to do and it only takes a single coat. Be sure to have all of the right materials on hand too – rollers, paintbrushes, cleaning materials, etc.
As you can see, getting your roof ready and applying the membrane is nice and easy, and most people should be able to complete EPDM roof repair on their own with no problem. However, that does not mean you can take care of all roof repair on your own. If the roof has other issues that are more problematic, such as a large and gaping hole, for example, you will need to speak with the professionals. When you have leaks though, or just want to protect from potential leaks, EPDM roof repair with Liquid Roof is the way to go.