Not all buildings utilize asphalt shingles or metal for their roofs. If you have a rubber roof on your home or commercial property, and it’s in need of repair, choosing the proper material is essential. Whether you are planning to repair the leak yourself, or call out a professional roofing company, understanding the type of material that your roof is made of, and what options are available to you, is vital.
Rubber Roof Materials
A variety of plastomeric and elastomeric single-ply membranes are available. Included in this category is the EPDM system, the Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), the Modified Bituminous Membrane (MBM) and the Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO). These products are lighter in weight and much easier to install. It is important to note that these materials are effective only when wind uplift is achieved without adding other materials to anchor the roofing.
Patching A Small Rubber Roof Leak
Sometimes the issue is very small and the fix is quick! If the affected area of the rubber roof just needs a patch, applying a bead of EPDM lap sealant around the edges of the patch provides added protection against water intrusion.
Questions About Leaky Rubber Roofs?
Ideally, any rubber roof repair requires a roofer experienced in repairing the type of roof that is on the building. If you have a rubber roof that requires a repair, be sure to ask us about the repair process and what materials we recommend for that specific application. As always, we provide free roof inspections and estimates.