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Monday, July 9, 2012
EPDM Rubber Roof Installation Colchester CT
"Roll roofing" failed in less than 3 years.
Incorrect application and cheap materials.
The homeowner went with the least expensive bid, and within 3 years was calling for a completely new roof. The cheaper bid meant that the "contractor" had to cut corners somewhere to turn a profit... it isn't hard to see where he did!!
It only gets worse and worse...
No drip edge applied... how is the water suppose to stay out??
Upon ripping the "roll roofing" off, we discovered that the low pitched roof frame was false, and made with PARTICLE BOARD!!! This is major error!! Particle board is just compressed wood chips...it specifies that it is NOT meant for roofing!! Once wet, it rots rapidly and becomes extremely weak. The framing was done wrong, the materials were cheap, it was just a matter of time before the roof fell in on the tenants underneath!
New plywood replaced the particle board, and fiber board was properly installed in preparation for EPDM (rubber) roofing to be applied, according to manufacturers specifications, of course.
Adhesive added to seams and cured.
EPDM (rubber) flat roofing membrane applied to specifications.
Commercial Grade Drip Edge installed.
Cured seam tape applied around perimeter and uncured flat roof seam tape applied around roof penetrations (chimneys, vents, skylights, etc.)