Act Fast When Your Roof is Leaking
No other product on the market can come close to EPDM rubber. Itís the most versatile, longest-lasting materials manufactured just for the great outdoors. Both EPDM Liquid Rubber and EPDM Liquid Roof are 100% genuine Liquid EPDM rubbers. These products are simple to apply, boast a slow cure time and are completely water resistant. Are you working with steel or regularly expose your roof to salt water? EPDM is highly effective even with these conditions.
Roof leak repair used to be a tedious, difficult chore. You might have even depended on a ďprofessionalĒ to do it for you. However, itís now very easy and a true DIY project. EPDM coatings are a strong, cost effective roof repair solution no matter what material youíre working with. When youíre a homeowner, you have certain responsibilities. Itís nearly guaranteed that youíll have to deal with a roof repair in your lifetime. Holes, leaks, dents and broken shingles happen. You can use Liquid EPDM Rubber on rusted or worn metals without needing a primer. Improve appearance and retain your homeís value. Thereís only one liquid EPDM option on the market for roof coatings and leaks.
Enjoy the immense benefits, like flexibility even with extreme temperature swings. Liquid EPDMs are UV resistant and drastically slows down any deterioration. Itís not just a fantastic vapor and gas barrieróLiquid Rubber uses the best waterproofing agents available. This incredible material can be used in temperatures ranging from -60į F to over 300į F. It protects against corrosion, is acid resistant, and easy to repair. Salt and saltwater doesnít impact it and it can stand up to cathodic disbondment.
Customizing Your Colors
You might notice that Liquid EPDM is available in white, gray and black. However, you can customize your Liquid Rubber to any color youíd like when you order over 100 gallons. Your unique Liquid Roofing can be tailored to any color of the rainbow. If you donít need 100+ gallons, you can paint over Liquid EPDM. Painting is only effective after the curing process is complete, so itís important to wait at least one full month. Prep the area by washing the surface with mineral spirits or xylene before applying acrylic or polyurethane paint.
Prevent Roof Damage with Liquid Rubber
When building a new home, sealants and caulks can be protected with EPDM Liquid Rubber. This simple process helps extend the life of sealants. You can also extend the life of metal roofs. However, even if youíre home isnít recently built, you can still extend the existing life of sealants and metal roofs by applying EPDM. Increase the life and value of any roof whether youíre working with concrete, wood, rubber, metal, fiberglass, foam or fabric.
Concrete and Liquid Rubber
There are some rules when using Liquid Rubber with concrete. Not all concrete works well with EPDM. Check to make sure your masonry or concrete isnít porous or absorb liquids. Brick has a tendency to absorb Liquid Rubber. You can still use EPDM rubbers. Simply apply a non-glossy paint first, allow it to dry, and then apply Liquid Rubber.
Working with Sheet Rubber and EPDM
Sheet rubber and EPDM have many similarities, including flexibility and chemical makeup. This is a great match, and you donít have to worry about chalking. Applying Liquid EPDM Roof over sheet rubber can fix any existing chalking issues. However, you need to be careful when working with these two materials. The sheet rubber needs to be properly glued to wood beforehand. Otherwise, issues like bubbling and swelling can occur. Donít worry if this happens. It can take many weeks for the curing process to complete, and the swelling will subside. Extreme temperatures can exacerbate this problem, so patience is necessary.
How Many EPDM Coats Do I Need?
Liquid EPDM is a one-coat application. One solid, thick coat is better than numerous thinner coats. Applying numerous coats can lead to wrinkling, especially if the first coat isnít entirely cured. Remember that curing can take several weeks depending on temperatures. Apply thicker coats if desired, but remember that thicker coats require longer curing.
Working with Asphalt
Asphalt is unstable, and not recommended with Liquid EPDM Rubber. Instead, use a elastomeric that is designed specifically for use with asphalt. Our elastomerics can extend the life of your asphalt roof by 10 years.
Use Liquid Roof for Your RV, Mobile Home or Trailer
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Have you tried dozens of roof repairs, and youíre still not satisfied? Your RV takes a beating, especially if youíre constantly on the road. You should only have to repair roof leaks once. Most RVs have no less than five openings. The vents and skylights can lead to damaging leaks if the flashing isnít in top condition. Seams on your roof are also prone to leaking.
When you purchase a new RV, manufacturers use butyl rubber or acrylic to caulk around these openings. This will work for awhile. However, these sealants arenít designed to last more than five years. Rough winters and sun exposure can quickly wear down sealants. Applying EPDM Liquid Roof over these sealants can help drastically extend the life of your room and quickly fix leaks.
Roofs have a tendency to collect water, especially if you live in a particularly wet region. Temperature extremes can cause flexing and shrinkage that traditional caulks and sealants canít withstand after a few years.
Note: Do not use EPDM Liquid Roof with cream-colored ALPHA rubber. Check with the manufacturer for the best roof repair solution with this particular material.
Liquid Rubber and Ponds
Are you looking for the end-all solution to protecting your fish or plant life? Our PondPro 2000 can be used to waterproof fish ponds, repair leaks, and protect pond liners, fountains or decorative pools. You should only have to repair your pond once. You might know about the great reputation of Liquid EPDM rubbers, and now you can get the exact same quality in liquid form.
Ponds come in many unique shapes and sizes. Liquid EPDM conforms to any shape and provides an easy, smooth waterproof surface. Concrete is a popular options for ponds and pools, but it can absorb water. You have to make concrete complete water resistant. Liquid EPDM can do this, plus protect against UV radiation, sun damage and extreme temperature drops.
Prep for Concrete Ponds:
Drain all water first and remove dirt while the concrete is wet. Use a high pressure water spray to remove remaining dirt. A wire brush is best in fish ponds. Properly remove algae with a cleaner designed for it, or with a 1:4 bleach and water solution. The pond should be allowed to dry naturally, which usually takes one week if there are no rain showers.
Curing times can vary depending on the temperature of your region. Koi ponds usually take one week to fully cure, assuming the temperature is above 70į F. Rinse the koi pond several times before reintroducing the fish. Follow normal directions for introducing koi fish into a new pond.
EPDM Liquid Rubber can work with any pond, whether rubber, plastic or concrete. Fix leaks quickly. Plastic pond liners tear and crack, and other sealants are prone to weathering. EPDM doesnít. Itís completely safe for fish, and will help ensure that you donít need to needless stress the fish to keep repairing the same leak.
Plywood and Liquid Rubber:
You can apply Liquid Rubber directly onto plywood to create a finished look. Itís low cost, easy and beautiful. Keep in mind that only using plywood as a roof isnít the strongest solution. However, if thatís your choice, EPDM Liquid can give you a completely waterproofed finish. Ensure that joints between sheets are positioned over a roof truss and secured to avoid warping in the future.
Plywood should be coated with an oil-based primer to seal the pores. Primer should be cured in 24 hours. A primer can drastically improve the appearance of the finished roof. Use a 6-inch polyester strip to bridge the joints. Now youíre ready to apply a thing coat of EPDM rubber directly over the joint. Put the fabric into the liquid and remove any wrinkles. A liberal coat of Liquid Rubber can now be applied over the entire roof. Be careful when applying EPDM over the fabric.
Wood is the only material that requires a primer. When working with wood, you may want to thin the EPDM with one cup of paint thinner per gallon. Avoid using silicone or an oil-based material on wood. Otherwise, you can apply EPDM Liquid to virtually any surface, and customize it to any color.