If you have an EPDM roof that needs repairs, it’s easy to do with liquid rubber. One of the reasons that you opted for an EPDM roofing solution in the first place is because of it’s durability, and more than likely, whatever repairs you’re going to need to make are going to be relatively minor. This is exactly what liquid rubber (also known as liquid roof) has been designed for. It’s made out of the exact same compounds that your EPDM roof has been made out of, so you can rest assured that a liquid rubber application to your existing roof system is going to have the exact same level of durability and weather resistance.
How Can I Use Liquid Rubber EPDM Roof Coating?
In order to use liquid rubber to make repairs to your EPDM roof, you’re going to need to get your hands on a few things first. Rather obviously, and most importantly, you’re going to need a container of liquid rubber, which you should be able to easily locate at a hardware store. Next up, you’ll need an EPDM roller, which you’ll use for the liquid rubber application on your roof. Finally, you may want to consider investing in some cleaning supplies and masking tape if you don’t already have a supply of those things.
Once you have everything, you’ll just need to wait for a decent day to make the repairs to your roof. The temperature won’t make much of a difference for the liquid rubber itself, but you’ll want to make sure that you’ve picked a day where it will be comfortable for you to be working outside for a while.
Using Liquid Rubber for Repairs in 3 Easy Steps
After you’ve settled on a day, you’ll just need to follow these easy steps.
- Clean your roof: In order for the liquid rubber to work as it was intended, you’re going to need to ensure that the surface to which it’s being applied is cleaned thoroughly. The liquid rubber application needs to bond with your existing roofing system, and this won’t be able to happen effectively if the surface isn’t cleaned beforehand.
- Apply the liquid rubber: Using your EPDM roller, you will then spread out the liquid rubber over the roof, paying close attention to spreading it as evenly as possible. An uneven spread will lead to headaches later on down the line, and you wouldn’t want that to happen after all of your hard work.
- Let it dry: After the liquid rubber application has been made successfully, you’ll have to give it 24 hours to dry and bond correctly with the EPDM roofing system. After you’ve let this time elapse, you should be good to go!
As you can see, making an application of liquid rubber for the purpose of roof repairs is incredibly easy! However, if you’re at all concerned about your handiwork, then you can always hire a licensed and capable contractor to make the repairs with liquid rubber for you.