Roofing Question – Re-Seaming
- When repairing an adhered rubber roof, how dependable is re-seaming a 15 – 20 year old EPDM roof with current adhesives – in other words, is this a good investment to prolong roof life?
Seam Repair itself should be fine to accomplish and be dependable. To go ahead with it depends on the overall condition of the roof system along with how many seams need to be re-seamed. To re-seam a majority of seams may not be a good economic decision if other aspects of the roof system also need work; the flashings are not good, or there is a lot of wet insulation. 15 – 20 years of service life from a ballasted EPDM (rubber) roof is pretty successful, in our opinion. Isolated seam repairs would likely make the most sense.