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EPDM roofing is a popular choice for (flat) roofs because of its durability , flexibility and waterproofing. To maintain the maximum lifespan of your EPDM roof and prevent possible problems, regular maintenance is essential. In this blog article we discuss some important maintenance tips to extend the life of your EPDM roof.

  1. Regular inspection:

    Perform regular visual inspections to identify potential damage such as cracks, bubbles or damage. Also check the connections, seams and penetrations for any signs of wear or leakage. Early detection of problems helps to take timely action and prevent greater damage.

  2. Cleaning:

    Keep your EPDM roof clean by regularly removing dirt, leaves and other debris. Use a soft brush or broom to avoid damaging the roof covering. Also remove any accumulated snow, as the extra weight can strain the roof structure. Make sure drains and gutters are free of blockages.

  3. Avoid sharp objects:

    Avoid placing sharp objects, such as tools or garden furniture, directly on the roof. These can damage the roof covering and lead to leaks. It is better to use protective underlays or place the objects in a different location.

  4. Maintaining watertightness:

    Regularly check the sealant seams and penetrations for watertightness. If necessary, apply suitable EPDM Adhesive and EPDM sealant to eliminate any leaks. Make sure that the water drainage functions properly and that no water remains on the roof.

  5. Avoid aggressive cleaning agents:

    Do not use aggressive chemicals or solvents to clean EPDM foil , as these can damage the roof covering. Instead, use mild soap solutions and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

  6. Professional maintenance:

    Consider having a professional roof inspection and maintenance performed periodically by a certified roofer. They have the expertise to identify and resolve any problems.

Conclusion:

By carrying out regular maintenance, you can significantly extend the life of your EPDM roofing . Regular inspections, cleaning, avoiding sharp objects, and maintaining waterproofness are all important steps to maintain the integrity of your roof. It is also advisable to schedule professional maintenance to address any problems early. With the right care and attention, your EPDM roof can last for many years and protect you from the elements.

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