So you need to make repairs to your roof, and you’re considering liquid roof for those repairs. You’ve made a great choice. Liquid roof is an incredibly durable product. It’s made from the same polymers that make up EPDM roofing, which is universally regarded for its extreme durability and weather resistance. You’ll find that those exact same properties can be found in liquid roof. Also, liquid roof, much like EPDM roofing, is incredibly resistant to ultraviolet light, which means that when you use it to make repairs, you’ll be vastly increasing the energy efficiency of the building your making repairs to. Combine that with the fact the liquid roof does not require dangerous chemicals or blowtorches to be applied, and you’ve got an environmentally conscious product for making roof repairs.
So you’ve decided to commit, and you’re going to do a liquid roof repair. Let’s break down what you’re going to need to do step-by-step.
Step 1: Make a Run for Supplies
Obviously, you’re going to need some containers of liquid roof for your repair project, but you’ll need a few additional things as well. For one, you’ll want to makes sure that you’re adequately stocked with cleaning supplies. Also, depending on how your roof is laid out, you might want masking tape to protect things that you don’t want the liquid roof to be applied to. Finally, you’ll need an EPDM roller.
Step 2: Get to Cleaning
Once you’ve found a nice day to make the liquid roof repairs, the first thing that you’re going to need to do is to clean your roof. Any grime, dirt or debris that’s present on your roof will impede the ability of the liquid roof to bond to the surface. So, you’re going to need to make sure that your roof is as clean as you can humanly make it. If it’s not possible to get things squeaky clean, you can talk to your local hardware store about bonding agents that you can use which will work with the liquid roof and your existing roofing system.
Step 3: Make the Liquid Roof Repair
Once things are clean (or a bonding agent has been applied) you’re going to need to spread out the liquid roof. To do this, you will use the EPDM roller to spread the liquid roof out over the surface of your existing roof as evenly as you possibly can. It’s important that you strive for an even application, because an uneven one could lead to more repair work later.
Step 4: Let the Liquid Roof Repair Cure
Because the liquid roof is applied to your roof cold, it’s going to need some time to cure. You won’t need to do anything special; exposure to the outside air will be good enough. It can take up to a week for the liquid roof to cure entirely, but 24 hours will have the liquid roof cured enough to where you won’t have to worry about it any longer.