Can You Use EPDM on A Pitched Roof?
Can You Use EPDM on A Pitched Roof?
Yes, you can. There are a lot of benefits to using EPDM for a pitched roof. One of the most important ones is that the material is waterproof, so you only need to replace it when the old roof becomes damaged beyond repair.
And since it’s made from synthetic rubber, you can use any sealant compatible with it that will work for a long time without causing trouble for your roof decking.
EPDM has very low thermal conductivity, that means that it transfers heat in the summer pretty well and absorbs as much heat in the winter as possible, so your roof will be able to handle both extremes pretty well when you install this material on top of it.
Can You Use The EPDM Roof As Pondliner?
Yes, EPDM would make a great pondliner. It is waterproof, which is why it’s so popular in roofing applications. The material is also very flexible, so it’d be easy to install.
It’s also possible to attach it to your existing pond liner in case you ever need to repair the latter or if you just want your pond to have a new look or feel altogether.
EPDM roofing would be a great choice for this project if you want something that will last many years without being too difficult to install and use.
Can You Use A Flex Seal On An EPDM Roof?
Unless your roof is composed of a different material, you should be OK using Flex Seal on it. First and foremost, ensure that your RV roof is compatible with Flex Seal products because these sealants work with fiberglass, aluminum, EPDM rubber, and TPO; the majority of them will be.
Second, make sure that your RV roof is in good shape. It’s not a good idea to install the sealant on an EPDM roof with severe damage or cracks. You should also know how long it takes for Flex Seal to adapt to the material before you apply it.
Every roof is different and will require a customized application of Flex Seal and time to adapt to the material, so be sure you know what you’re doing before you start.
We recommend using this product sparingly as an added finishing touch as opposed to running the pressure washer at high pressure on your RV roof.
It’s obvious that Flex Seal isn’t as strong as EPDM roofing. Considering the high temperatures and pressure, Flex Seal won’t last as long on your roof, but it might be perfect for a smaller fix or accent you want to add to your RV roof without investing in a full-blown overhaul.
If you decide to use Flex Seal, don’t apply it anywhere near seams or rivets where the cage is fastened to the metal because these areas are likely to affect the sealant.
You should also remember that this temporary solution lasts for about one year. It only provides an added layer of protection for your RV roof and will be no substitute for leak-free EPDM roofing.
Can You Use Mineral Spirits On EPDM Roof?
Mineral spirits should not be used in excessive quantities or allowed to seep into the membrane. CAUTION: Avoid using cleansers or conditioners that include petroleum solvents, abrasives, or citric-based products.
You risk causing irreversible damage to your roof and/or voiding your guarantee. It’s always best to use a bleeder and pressure washer to restore any water damage, cracks, or holes in your roof.
You should also take into consideration that EPDM roofing is a synthetic rubber material, which means it’s very sensitive to petroleum solvents. Once in contact with the chemical, this material is susceptible to deterioration and cracking.
It’s also quite possible that petroleum solvents will seep into other areas of your RV like inside the vents or through the Exterior Trim Panel™ (ETP).
Finally, you shouldn’t use mineral spirits on EPDM roofing if there are leaks because it will cause gaskets to deteriorate at an accelerated rate. When this happens, it can lead to serious leaks and mold due to wetness which can stain your RV.
So if you do decide to use this product on the roof, make sure you don’t recommend it around your RV.