Thursday, April 24, 2008

Superior Performance of EPDM

The first and foremost test of any construction material is how it performs under actual field conditions. Forty years of empirical experience in field applications has shown EPDM coatings to have the roof repair industry's longest average service life. Characteristics that contribute to this superior overall system performance include:
  • EPDM coatings have cyclical membrane fatigue resistance
  • EPDM coatings Proven hail resistance
  • EPDM coatings have high resistance to ozone, weathering and abrasion
  • EPDM coatings have high flexibility in low temperatures
  • EPDM coatings have superior resistance to extreme heat and fire
  • EPDM coatings have thermal shock durability
  • EPDM coatings have ultraviolet radiation resistance
EPDM coatings’ high resistance to wind damage has also proven to be an increasingly desirable attribute. Architects, roof consultants and contractors have come to depend on EPDM's time tested, long-term performance for roof leaks repair

Saturday, April 12, 2008


RV roof repair can be a complicated job. However when you are talking about RV roof repair you will usually be dealing with dry rot. Many months of wet weather and/or storing your RV in a poorly ventilated garage can necessitate a bit of running roof repair, and the good news is that unless the damage is widespread or severe, you should be able to do this kind of RV roof repair yourself. It’s especially useful if you have a few tools and a friend who can help you with the lifting which is almost inevitable in RV roof repair.

Things to Consider

When you have to make an RV roof repair you first of all have to think about how big an area is damaged. If you can see water damage inside your RV roof repairs are necessary right now, but ideally you will check the outside of the vehicle to avoid that urgency.

How to do DIY RV Roof Repair

First you need to take off all the fixtures and edge moldings from the roof like air conditioning and plumbing vents and a heat gun may be of help with this as you my need to make the roof coating softer for easier removal of these fixtures. Then you should be able to get at the staples holding on the RV roof and remove those. Just be careful if you ant to re-use the metal from the RV roof; you should be able to roll this off. Once the roof is off you will be able to see the RV roof insulation; get rid of it if it’s at all wet.

This is where DIY RV roof repairs get a little more complicated, because now you’ll see where all the wires go. You’ll of course nee to replace all the wires in the right places, but they are color coded. If you don’t have a wiring diagram, make sure you make one now before you uncouple any wires. Better still – get your digital camera out and take a photo. Only then should you remove any lights or electrical fittings.

Ready to Repair

Now you’ve stripped out your RV roof repairs are made easier. If the damaged area is small you should be able to cut out the damaged piece. The roof should be screwed down so easily removed in panels. Of course, you should make sure any panels you replace are again well secured to the RV framework. Cover any joints with battens that slide in, so the roof is again weather-proof and strong. Remember to cut the holes needed for any roof vents before you do this though!

Then your RV roof repairs are almost done. You need to re-install the wiring and insulation and make sure the roof is completely secured to the side walls but you’ll then be home – and dry – with your RV roof repair.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Liquid EPDM used for Pond Leak Repair

Liquid Rubber Fix pond leaks. Waterproofing Fish Pond, Leaks Repair, pond liner, Fountains, & Reflecting Pools with Liquid EPDM Rubber Concrete which has not been modified with special additives must be protected by impervious coatings when used for containing water. Unprotected concrete will absorb water which can then leach out soluble constituents and cause spalling when frozen. The combination of outdoor exposure plus water immersion creates a demanding environment for a coating. It must have high resistance to water penetration, be flexible enough to withstand extremes in temperature, and not be affected by ultra violet radiation from the sun. Liquid EPDM rubber coatings possess all this characteristics and are also non toxic to fish.
Preparation: Drain water and clean surface dirt while concrete is still wet. High pressure water spray and/or scouring surface with a wire brush may be necessary in fish ponds. If algae is present treat with an algaecide or 25% solution of bleach, let stand for one hour and rise well. Allow one week (rain free) for concrete to dry out.

If you are using this in Koi tanks in immersion conditions, make sure you have 2 coats of Liquid EPDM and that you have a full cure. To do so, let cure in air (without water) for about 1 week in 70 deg F or more ). Soak and rinse out the tank several times with water before making this ready for the Koi. The soaking and rinsing is to ensure you get out any residue solvents after the curing process. You will of course need to prepare the water for the Koy in whatever normal way you prepare Koi tanks/ponds.
Whether your pond is concrete, plastic or rubber lined. EPDM Liquid Roof can fix your leaks troubles. Plastic pond liners have a tendency to crack or to tear. There are products such at tapes and caulks that will eventually wear EPDM Liquid Roof, on the will not. For concrete ponds the easiest solution for leaks are to cover them with a rubber liner but they are tricky to install. Liquid Roof Coatings provides an easy one-time solution to your pond leak regardless of if they are made of rubber, concrete or plastic. And yes, it is safe for fish

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