Category Archives: Rubber Roof Repair

Rubber Roofing Tips for Bad Weather

Should you run into bad weather while installing your rubber roof, you will want to make sure that your posts are sealed so that the roof doesn’t leak.

Even though the rubber roof is held down by glue, the glue doesn’t stop the water—the rubber does. Until the flashing is completed around each post, you might have the potential for water to leak through.

We use a Pur Fill sealant that is primarily used for air sealing. We simply spray the sealant into the cracks and it expands and creates a solid, air tight seal. It can then be shaved off when it stops raining.

You can then continue flashing your posts and completing the job.

Here is an example of how this stops leaks on a rubber roof installation in progress. Notice how the room below is completely dry after three days of solid rain:

Rubber Roof Repair in Brookline

Below is a video showing one of our more challenging recent projects in Brookline, MA. This is a two-foot parapet wall ledge that we had to tear down in order to install new rubber roof system.

We also had to spend a week trapping a nest of squirrels that were coming in through a hole and rebuilding the rotted wood before applying the rubber roof system on the ledge and the perimeter.