Simple Repair Of Leaking Flat Roofs With Liquid Rubber Roofing

In many cases, a roof on a commercial building is flat and covered in rubber material with seams between each sheet that have to be sealed. When the roof was installed, it was free from leaks but over time the seams can start to leak and the material can get a hole or tear in it that will allow water to penetrate the roof. What options do you have to repair a flat roof that doesn't involve replacement of the entire roof? Considering liquid roof cover to repair your roof is one option.

What is Liquid Rubber Roofing?

Liquid rubber roofing or EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is basically a cold-applied liquid product that can be spread over a flat surface and allowed to cure. The material will bond to the surface and seal the roof. It is most commonly used to seal a large, flat rubber roof that has a seam leak or damage to the rubber membrane that has occurred over time. It is essentially the same material that is used in sheet form on the roof but can be poured and spread on the roof. The benefit is that there is no seam to leak later on and it can be applied to repair an existing roof rather than replacing it entirely.

Recreational Vehicle Roof Repair

An alternative use for liquid rubber roofing is as a coating on recreational vehicles. The material is well suited for these flat roofs and can be the best alternative to replacing the entire roof on your RV. The liquid rubber is applied over the existing roof to seal any leaks that exist. The roofing will last for many years without the concern of damage from the sun, rain, or other adverse weather but if a leak does occur, the material can be patched by simply coating the leak with more liquid rubber.

DIY Or Hiring A Contractor

When it comes to applying the liquid rubber roofing, the manufacturer says it can easily be completed by the consumer. While that may be true, you will need to decide whether you want to apply the material yourself or hire a contractor to apply it for you. Hiring a contractor that works with the material regularly is likely a better solution. Knowing how to prep the roof for the material and how to apply it efficiently can make a difference in the success of the repair. Not to mention, the time it takes to make the repair may not be practical for some people's schedule. When applied properly, you will have a roof or repair that will last many years to come.