Monday, February 28, 2011

If you have a flat or low sloped roof on your house that is leaking and you need to fix this area, I would sugguest using epdm rubber roofing. If you do this yourself you can save a lot of money. In most instances you would take off the old roofing down to the wood deck and glue epdm roofing to the deck. It is always better to fully adhear the rubber to the deck. This will give you a good long term roof. Almost all epdm rubber roofing failures are related to the installation and I have found out from over twenty years of experance that a fully-adheared roof gives you less problems. Before you order your rubber roofing measure the roof and if possible buy it in one piece. This way you don't have to make any seams. But if you have to order your roof in pieces it will be easier to make your seams with a butly seam tape. This tape was developed to work with epdm roofing. You can make your seams with glue but this is more difficult and takes more experance.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We are now in the middle of winter in most of the country. Of course if you are in an area where the temperatures are freezing, your roof is probably not leaking. But you probably know if it has been leaking in the past. Now is a good time to make plans to repair your roof or rv while most business are not busy. The economy seems to be picking up and most suppliers of roofing products are raising their prices. This usually happens around April. So you might want to measure your roof and determine which products you need and order them now. The only thing you need to note is that be sure the temperatures are above freezing for the shipping of these products to you. You can work with your supplier to determine if the conditions are right to ship to you. Be sure to store your adhesive in a place that it will not freeze untill you need it. Be sure to check with your supplier before you install, to make sure what temperatures the product will work in.