One aspect that is great about having rubber roofing for your home is that maintenance and repairs are easy. If there is a leak in your roof, these four tips should help you repair it.
Use The Correct Products
When you are making repairs to rubber roofing material, it's crucial that you use the correct products. If you accidentally use a product that is meant to repair asphalt, it will ruin the synthetic material in the rubber.
Double check that your roof cement and roof coating are not asphalt-based or contain petroleum. Always read the labels of products you use to be safe.
Clean The Rubber
Before you start making repairs, it's important to make sure the roof's surface is clean. You should use a mild cleaning product on a rubber roof so that it will not leave a residue behind that can ruin the surface. All you need is dish soap and water. Avoid using any acidic cleaning solutions since they will be too harsh.
Rinse off the rubber roofing material using a hose. You should avoid using a pressure washer, since the strength of the water stream can cause damage to the roofing material. When repairing leaks, you need to be careful around the area. Use a cloth rag to clean the section of your roof instead of using a hash scrub brush.
Prepare The Rubber Patch
You'll need a patch to fix any leak in rubber roofing material. The patch must be slightly bigger than the section that is leaking, and be a similar rubber material. When cutting the patch, create rounded corners to prevent debris from getting caught along an edge of the patch.
Install The Rubber Patch
You can now apply a layer of primer to the damaged part of the rubber roofing material, which will help smooth out the surface for the patch. A thin and even coat of primer will be fine. The primer should extend past the size of the patch.
Apply roofing adhesive to the patch, and press it onto the damaged area. Press down firmly on the patch so that it forms a solid seal to the roof. A small steel roller can be used to ensure that pressure has been applied evenly across the entire patch. Lap sealant can also be applied to the rubber patch to help it stay in place.
Does this sound too complicated for you to do on your own? Contract a professional roofer in your area, like Surface Shield Protective Coatings, to do it for you.Share
29 February 2016
When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.