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A Down and Dirty Guide to Basic Roof Repair
Roof is the element that protects the occupants of a building from the outside elements. A roof is constantly exposed to the outside elements; wear and tear over time will usually result in the need for repairs. Over the course of a roof’s lifespan, most often the repairs you need to make are relatively minor. Guarantee the longevity of the structure that your roof protects.

EPDM Roofing Repairs
Straightforward repairs with an EPDM roofing system need to do is locate the spots that need to be fixed, EPDM is laid out in sheets, these places that need repair will most likely be tears or rips in the EPDM itself. Once you’ve located the spots that need repair, you’ll need to clean those spots. In order to repair these tears you’ll be making use of liquid roofing, which is itself made of the same material as the EPDM roofing. In order for this liquid roofing to adequately bond to your existing roof, however, you’ll need to ensure the cleanliness of the repair site. Once you’ve applied the liquid roofing, you’ll need to let it sit for at least 24 hours while it cures.

In general, asphalt shingles on your home should last for approximately 20 years, provided, of course that you maintain the quality of your roof over that span. In general, these two down and dirty guides should prepare you to make minor repairs to most roofing systems.


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