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Harsh Weather - Maintaining your EPDM
We recommend carrying out maintenance inspection after harsh weather. High winds, rain, and hail is the perfect excuse to expect the durability of your roof.
While you can rely on the longevity and durability of Rubber Flat Roof’s materials, your roof will be exposed to the elements. Especially during Storms, where debris or extreme weather could potentially affect the quality of your roof. It is, therefore, worth carrying out a roof maintenance inspection of your rubber roof after extreme conditions. You want to see how well the water is draining away.
When carrying out a rubber roof maintenance inspection, the first things to look out for are:
- Holes in the membrane
If you are to find any of these issues you should check out our EPDM Repair Kits which include a patch (for up to 50mm splits), Primer and a Scrub Pad to watertight your affected area. If you find you have multiple or larger tears we also have a range of flashing tapes. These offer a simple repair option for larger tears or punctures.
In addition, during your rubber roof maintenance inspection:
- Look out for debris such as sticks and leaves after harsh weather – be sure to clear them! While leaves may appear fairly harmless, they can clump together and begin to rot, potentially rotting and damaging the membrane beneath it. If you are to clear debris during your rubber roof maintenance inspection, be sure to take the necessary safety precautions to avoid potentially fatal injuries.
- Check the joints and seams of your roof for any seams or gaps. If you are to come across any during your rubber roof maintenance inspection – fix them. Gaps could potentially allow water to seep in and go underneath the membrane. This can damage the roof underneath which would eventually lead to water leaking through.
- It is also sensible to inspect the perimeter of your roof to ensure that all of the edges are secured with wall flashings, flashing tapes or the Quicktrim system. Gaps may also lead to the roof breaking down if the Quicktrim is not correctly joined to the roof.
Before carrying out your rubber roof maintenance inspection please ensure that access to the roof is safe, or if you are still unsure, get a professional to carry out an inspection for you.
If you have any questions or would like further advice about a rubber flat roof project, please call our team on 01392 927729 or email to email@example.com