What Does a Rubber Roof Maintenance Inspection Involve?

What Does a Rubber Roof Maintenance Inspection Involve?

After installing your own EPDM Rubber Flat Roof for the first time, you may wonder how you can ensure that your handiwork will remain in a pristine state for as long as possible. While you can rely on the longevity and durability of Rubber Flat Roof’s materials, your roof will be exposed to the elements all year round, where debris or extreme weather could potentially affect the quality of your roof. We recommend that you carry out a rubber roof maintenance inspection at least twice a year – preferably in Spring and Autumn when the weather is milder. It is also worth carrying out a roof maintenance inspection of your rubber roof after rain, high winds or hail 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 tears, punctures, sagging, or holes in the membrane. If you are to find any of these issues you should check out our range of flashing tapes which offer a simple repair option for small tears or punctures.

During your rubber roof maintenance inspection, if you are to see any debris such as sticks and leaves, 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, potentially damaging the roof underneath which would eventually lead to water leaking through the roof into your home below. 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 for example.

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 sales@rubberflatroof.co.uk