Rubber roof ?

Old 09-06-01, 05:07 AM
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i have a roof over my porch that has little pitch on <right now it has asphalt roll roofing on it its old and it leaks ,i was thinking rubber would be the ticket cause otherwise i will have to redo the roof and get a decsaent pitch on it ,does anyone have any sites that might get me started on this ,any ideas would be appreiciated.
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Old 09-06-01, 12:52 PM
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Rubber roofs, or EPDM systems as they are called, are not exactly D.I.Y. projects. They are also not cheap. The membrane itself is not overly expensive but adhesives, primers, termination bar, and everything else you'll need, start to add up. Most of these materials are sold in large quantities and as wholesale only. You're not going to find it at Home Depot. The proper installation of the components of an EPDM system are really a little beyond learning in a forum or on a website. Consider a modified bitumen cap sheet system. It is a little simpler and if installed properly will hold up even on a low pitched roof. They are available in torch-down or adhesive applied systems. I would suggest an adhesive applied system. What you basically have to do is remove the old roof down to the sheathing, nail down a base sheet and then install the cap sheet over that. The material is granulated and looks exactly like 90 pound roll roofing but is modified with elastomers for expansion and contraction. It also contains fiberglass meshing as reinforcement. Check out the pictures on this site and it will give you an idea of the application.

I hope that gets you started. Post back if you have any questions.

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