What is Liquid Roof?

If you’re a business owner, then perhaps you’ve heard of EPDM roofing. It’s a low-cost and high-durability roofing solution that many businesses employ. What you might not know is that your RV’s roof may also an EPDM roofing solution. RV builders often choose EPDM for their roofs because it’s incredibly resistant to heat, weather and ultraviolet light.

So what is liquid roof? Is that something different? Actually, it’s exactly the same thing. Liquid roof is the liquid version of the EPDM roofing solution that your RV or business is already applying. If you already have one of these kinds of roofing solutions, then you’re probably already well aware of its benefits.

What Are the Benefits of Liquid Roof?

Liquid roof is designed for convenient repairs. Whereas other roofs that are based on asphalt and tar will require a hot application for any repairs that need to be made, repairs made with liquid roof are done cold and can be done in virtually any weather. This means that you’re not going to have to worry about blowtorches and dangerous chemicals when the repairs to your roof are being made.

Further, because liquid roof is made out of the same materials as EPDM roofing, it carries all of the same characteristics. It’s incredibly resistant to the effects of heat, fire, weather and ultraviolet light. This means that repairs that are made using liquid roof can be expected to have the same level of durability as the EPDM roofing itself.

How Can I Use a Liquid Roof Coating to Repair my RV Roof?

This part is easy. All you’re going to need to do is this: Get your hands on a canister of liquid roof, purchase an EPDM roller, and get whatever materials you’ll need to clean your RV’s roof and protect delicate places.

Once you’ve gotten your hands on all of these materials, you can generally make all of the repairs yourself within the space of an afternoon. First, you’re going to want to clean your RV’s roof. This is absolutely essential. Because the liquid roof needs to bond to your existing EPDM RV roof solution, you’ll need to make sure that it has a clean surface free of debris, dirt and grim to bond to.

After you’ve handled all of the cleaning, the next step is the application of the liquid roof. To do this, you’ll take the EPDM roller and apply to liquid roof as even as you can across the sites that you suspect are generating the leak within your RV. When you’re doing this, make sure that your application is even. An uneven application of liquid roof might lead to repair headaches later on down the line.

After the liquid roof has been applied, you’re almost all set. The only thing you need to do now is wait. Typically, liquid roof takes approximately 24 hours to bond to the EPDM roofing that’s already on your RV. Once the liquid roof has set, then you’re all set. Take that RV out back on the open road, and enjoy your conveniently repaired roof!

My Flat Roof Needs Repair! Help!

If you made the smart choice, then you likely already selected an EPDM roofing system for your business. You decided on this because you found EPDM’s unparalleled durability to be its primary selling point. It’s resistant to UV damage caused by the sun, and it’s incredible weather and temperature resistant. However, like anything else in the world, your roofing system will need to be repaired eventually, and it seems as if you’ve found yourself in this position.

Here’s the thing: All of the reasons that you selected an EPDM roofing solution for your business are the exact same reasons you’ll find repairing your roof easy and cost-effective. Although the square footage involved will likely mean that you cannot perform the repairs yourself, an established contractor will be able to perform the repairs quickly and efficiently. As those repairs are ongoing, you won’t even need to interrupt the normal course of your day-to-day business. This is because, like the original installation, the repairs will not create any dangerous vapors or chemicals as you might find with other roofing solutions, such as asphalt.

How Your Flat Roof Will Be Repaired

The contractors fixing your roof will be making use of a product called liquid roofing. This liquid roofing is made out of the exact same materials as your original EPDM roofing system. After it is applied to your roof it will bond with the existing roofing material, restoring your roof to its original condition or, in some cases, better than its original condition.

Before the repairs can take place, however, the contractors will have to take an important first step. They’ll need to thoroughly clean your roof, ridding it of dirt, grime and debris. The reason for this is simple. If there are contaminants present on the surface of your roof when the liquid roof is applied, it will dramatically decrease the repairs’ efficacy. So, a clean roof is essential.

After this, the liquid roofing can be effortlessly applied. As was said before, this application shouldn’t interrupt your business in the least. The reason for this is that the liquid roofing is applied cold, and therefore does not require the heat and torches involved in applying an asphalt roofing solution. Once the contractors have finished spreading the liquid roof out, all you’ll need to do is wait. The liquid roofing take about 24 hours to cure, and after that you’ll have a roof that should be repair-free for many years to come.

One important thing to remember when repairing your flat EPDM roof is this: Do not under any circumstance use repair materials that are meant for asphalt or other roofing systems. While it might be tempting in some cases as a cost cutting measure, repairs made in this way will seriously degrade the quality of your roof. This will result in more costly repairs later on down the line, and it might endanger you and your employees.