EPDM flat roofing or rubber flat roofing is considered as the best option for building owners who desire to achieve waterproof sheds. The main advantage of rubber flat roofing is that it does not require so much time and effort from the contractor and the building owner during the installation process. It can be installed quickly and easily allowing the owner of the building to see the results of the contractor’s efforts without the need to wait for a long period of time.
The installation process actually involves the use of EPDM roofing sheets which shall serve as a waterproof top covering of the building. The EPDM roofing sheets are then glued into the beams by the use of a durable seal. If this process is taken cared of by an expert rubber roofing contractor or company, the building’s owner can look forward to a successful rubber roofing installation.
How to Install an EPDM Roofing on Your Own (DIY)
The first step in EPDM flat roofing installation is the preparation of the roof itself. The debris and the beams must be cleaned. They must also be in the proper position to be able to hold the sheets in place. If some beams are found to be loose or improperly positioned, they should be fastened or secured by means of a nail and a hammer. Any rough or pointed materials embedded in the roof should also be removed as they can cut through the EPDM sheets the moment they are put in place.
Even the EPDM flat roofing sheets themselves should also be prepared before they are placed on top of the roof. First of all, they should be washed properly and rinsed off after washing. When this process is done, the next step in line is to dry the wet sheets and make them ready for the commencement of the installation procedures.
When everything is ready, the EPDM flat roofing must be unfolded over the area that is intended to be covered and/or protected. The rubber roofing may not fit exactly to the dimensions of the roof.
It is ideal to provide a little allowance to let the roofing hang off over the building’s roof edges. Once the rubber flat roofing is put in place, cutting the edges through a strong cutter is the next step to be done with due care. After that, the flat roofing sheets shall have to be pasted into the roof properly so that they stay there in permanence.
Some DIY installation processes list down a number of additional steps. There are some rubber roofing materials that call for the use of a seam primer and tape in order to durably seal the membranes to the roof. These are intended to give your home the greatest security in the event of extreme rainfall and flooding caused by a heavy storm. A seam primer and tape are not expensive, though. That means to say, you can install your own rubber flat roofing easily, cheaply, and successfully.