Category Archives: Rubber Roof Repair

What is the best rubber roof coating?

I have done over 20,000 square ft using Gaco Western in Boston, MA and Rhode Island, and I feel that silicon roof coatings are the best approach to stopping leaks and preventive roof maintenance.

Silcon rubber roofing is a great solution as a quick and cost-effective approach to a roof repair, as well as an Energy Star advantage for adding LEED points to a building’s energy plan. On top of being a financial advantage, it is considered a maintenance cost and repair.

Recon Roofing has become a preferred certified contractor in rubber roofing. We are certified with Gaco Western 2000 100% silicon roof coatings, which provides a quick and easy alternative to a complete rubber roof repair or replacement.

When applied by a professional like Recon Roofing, this is the best rubber roof coating option for the money.

Robert MacKerron
Owner, Recon Roofing


How long will a rubber roof last?

EPDM rubber roof systems will last at the most 20 years with a 5-year touch up to the flashing as needed. At the 10 year anniversary it is the perfect time to coat the rubber roof with a 100% Silicon 2000 with 88% solar reflective. Applied at 23 mil this will get your roof an additional 20 year warranty on the silicon rubber roof system. The silicon rubber will last 50 years.

Rubber Roofing – Preventing Leaks

Recently we installed a rubber roof system in Watertown, MA. Often in New England, you have to deal with unexpected weather. In this case, 3 days of rain.

This is a video explaining a very simple solution to keep the rubber roof from leaking until the flashing is completed. We use a filler primarily used for air sealing. As you will see, the room underneath remained perfectly dry in the extreme weather.

If you would like to learn more about rubber roofing and how we can install a rubber roof on your home quickly and easily, please watch our other videos, or call us today at 617-924-1133.

Wrapping posts on rubber roof

Below are two videos showing techniques for wrapping and sealing the posts during a recent rubber roof installation in Watertown, MA. Using Elastoform flashing, you can see how easy it is to create an air tight, and therefore water tight seal on the roof.

Be sure to check out our full Rubber Roof Video Series on our Videos page.