The New Year has gotten off to an unexpected start. New Years day we found a leak on the ceiling in our bedroom. The leak didn’t last very long at all however a leak is a leak no matter how long it last.
Weather leading up to the close of 2009 was snowy and windy. We could not find an entry point that moisture could have pooled and caused a ceiling leak. The rubber membrane contains several air pockets and we even found some areas of soft roofing. This leads us to believe that we have some wood rot under the rubber membrane.
At this point we have a few options until the weather warms up this Spring. One option is to do nothing and wait for the warmer weather. Another option is to slit the rubber membrane at the air pockets, remove the air and any moisture and patch the slits.
This Spring our plan is to remove all the rubber roofing, remove and repair any bad wood, then cover the roof using EPDM Liquid Rubber Roofing. Our research brought us to the following link that explains the use and application of EPDM Rubber Coatings http://www.epdmcoatings.com/videos_play.php?vid=25