Determining Your Type of Roof


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Old 01-25-08, 09:22 AM
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Determining Your Type of Roof

I would like to repair some small cracks I noticed on my roof and am having a hard time determining what kind of roof I have. The seller's inspector had it listed as a "Built Up" roof while our inspector had it listed as a "Rubber" roof.

How does one determine one from the other?
 
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Have a few contractors come out and give you a bid.
 
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Old 01-30-08, 03:15 PM
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I don't want to replace the roof quite yet, simply patch some small cracks that I noticed when I was cleaning out the gutters. My issue is determining what type of roof I have so I can purchase the appropriate patching material.
 
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if it`s rubberised bitumen,or hot tar,you can patch cracks with elastomer sealant,and membrane---if it`s hot tar,the final coat is called a flood coat,if its installed too thick,you can get alligator like cracking of the flood coat,you should leave that alone,and/or you can coat either type with fibered aluminum roof coating----or if it is grey/black and looks like a bicycle tire it is EPDM,AND TYPICALLY THAT GETS PATCHED WITH MORE EPDM,OR YOU CAN USE ETERNABOND REPAIR TAPE---TRY AND POST A PICTURE
 
 

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