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Flat Roof Repair – New Canaan, Westport, Redding

When it comes to flat roof repair, don’t feel overwhelmed. Serving New Canaan to Westport and Redding. There are many ways and tricks fixing leaks on flat roofs. Most of the flat roof repairs needed are around vents flat roof drains and chimneys.

Watch the video to see where an EPDM Rubber Membrane needs to be repaired. This is a common problem. Flat roof repairs are easy if you know what to look for.

Serving Westport, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford

Flat Roof Repairs – Very seldom will a leak be from the roof membrane itself. Most rubber roofs are durable and can hold water. Most roof leaks are due to flashing problems. Laying down a roof is pretty easy, but connecting a membrane to another material, like metal flashing becomes tricky. Every roofer has their own methods on how to do so. The cause of a roof leak must be found before it can be repaired. There are many factors that could cause a leak.

This is a list of things to look for when considering a flat roof repair

  1. Overlapping seams of the rubber roof.
  2. Flashing around skylights.
  3. Vent pipes – the rubber boot around the pipe.
  4. Chimney’s – Is the flashing and grout sealed and tight.
  5. Transitions from a flat roof to a shingle roof.
  6. Doors – when a door leads out to a roof, the door sill could cause leaks.
  7. Windows – open storm windows, air conditioners in windows, rotten window sills.
  8. Valleys of a shingle roof leading to a rubber roof.
  9. Metal edging on the perimeter of a rubber roof.
  10. The age of the roof – naturally if a roof is 20 years or older, then the membrane could also cause problems.

Temporary Flat Roof Repairs 

After finding what causes the leak, it is relatively easy to repair a flat roof.

A temporary repair can be done using caulking. It is advisable not to make to much of a mess when making such repairs, because cleaning up to make a more permanent repair becomes more expensive. Before fixing a leak, it is essential to determine what type of material is on the roof. There are mainly two materials used, EPDM or Modified Bitumen. It is critical not to use any petroleum products on an EPDM rubber. The tar will eat through the synthetic rubber or damage it.

Flat roof Repairs - Modified Bitumen Rubber roofs are the best systems for Flat Roofs. New Canaan, Westport, Connecticut.
DIY Flat Roof Repair Videos and Instructions - determine type of flat roof

DIY Flat Roof Repair Videos and Instructions

Before making a Flat Roof Repair, determine what type of roof you have

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Before making a Flat Roof Repair, you need to determine the kind of material.

How to determine what rubber membrane you have:

This is what an EPDM rubber roof looks like. It is smooth and has fewer seams. They often need repairs. New Canaan, Westport, Connecticut

EPDM rubber is very smooth and mostly black. If you know what an inner tube of a car tire looks like, then that is what EPDM rubber is. The rubber is very smooth and easy to clean. They come in a variety of widths, and so you will have large surfaces that have no seams. Most of the time you will notice a bead of caulk at seams and flashing. The image shows a Flat roof we repaired in Greenwich.

New Canaan, Westport, Connecticut - Flat Roof repairs - This is what a EPDM rubber roof looks like. It is smooth and have less seams. They often need repairs. Flat Roof Repairs - New Canaan, Westport, Redding - We repair all types of flat roofing materials

Modified Bitumen Torch down

When it comes Flat Roof repairs, Modified Bitumen Torch Down is the easiest to fix. Modified Bitumen Membranes – They come in different styles. The most common are plain, white or black granular surfaces. These membranes are three feet wide. You will see a seam every 3 feet. If you look carefully, you will notice how excessive material is bleeding out from the seam when it was heat welded. The image shows a Flat Roof we did in New Canaan.

New Canaan, Westport CT - Torch Down Rubber Roof Repair - Redding - We repair all types of flat roofing materials

Tar and Gravel Roofs

Hot Tar and Gravel roofs are still around. Most of them are at the age of being replaced. There are still roofers in the country that installs Tar and Gravel roofs. To make a Flat roof repair on such material is extremely difficult and could lead to disaster. Only if the roof is relatively new, it is worth making repairs. It is important to use the proper materials to make Flat Roof repairs. Each type of roof requires different treatment when it comes to repairs.

Flat Roof Repairs -Hot Tar and gravel roofs often needs repairs due to their age. New Canaan, Westport, CT

Flat Roof Drains

Always make sure you have a large metal drain strainer for a flat roof repair
It is important to have a correct draining system on a flat roof to avoid structural damage. Drains must be sized correctly and placed in the right location to be effective. Main Page: Drains, Scuppers, Gutters Other Articles:

Rubber Membrane Repair Torch Down – DIY Videos

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  1. Main Page: Torch Down Rubber Membrane Repair
  2. Other Articles:
  • Materials and Tools list  with instructions to fix a Torch Down Rubber Roof
  • What to look for before making roof repairs
  • Comparing Torch Downs with other Roof systems
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TPO Vinyl Membrane Repair

TPO Tools for Flat Roof Repair in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, California
Articles/ Videos about TPO Membrane:
  1. Main Page: How to repair a TPO membrane
  2. Other Articles:
  • TPO and PVC Roofing - Single Ply Roofing System
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of a TPO roof
  • TPO Roofing membrane
  • Fixing a TPO ...
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EPDM Rubber Roof Repair

EPDM Tools for a Flat Roof repair - CT, PA, NY, CA, TX, CA
Articles/ Videos about EPDM Rubber:
  1. Main Page: DIY  EPDM Rubber Roof Repair instructions
  2. Other Articles:
  • Comparing EPDM Rubber with Torch Down
  • Explaining three types of Rubber membranes
  • Ultra Violet Degradation of EPDM Rubber
  • EPDM Rubber Roof Issues
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How to Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane to make roof repairs

Tools to repair rubber membranes
Always make sure you use the right roofing materials for flat roof repairs First Step:  Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane There are basically three types of roof membranes used:
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Flat Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Flat Roof – DIY Guide – Videos

Demonstration on how to do Torch Down Rubber Membrane on a flat roof
How to repair a flat roof.  "How to locate a flat roof leak" for Repairing Flat Roofing Flat Roof Repair - How to Fix a Leaky Roof - This DIY Guide covers the repairing of EPDM Rubber, TPO Vinyl, and ...
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  1. I concur that Coatings can help counteract difficulty and spare your rooftop for long time. EPDM Rubber Roofing Repair is for health and offer blended bag of advantages like time, cash and vitality funding price range and encompass existence of rooftop.

    • Hi Emma
      I wish you would elaborate more on what you meant by “Advantages”. I think all you tried to do is a get a link to your website. I would gladly have given you a link but you did not contribute much with your text.

      The disadvantages of an EPDM roof outway the advantages by far. The roofing material the EPDM is made from is very thin. The adhesives that are used to glue the seams together has failed over four times since they came up with improved revisions. The last time the introduced a new adhesive was 2016 and that still has to go through a field test for the next 10 years.


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