How to Install a Rubber Roof on a Shed

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EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber is a roofing system that can be applied to tool sheds. It is lightweight and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. EPDM rubber does not require professional installation; it can be done with materials available at your local home improvement retailer.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Roll of EPDM rubber
  • Roof cleaner
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Roller
  • Seam tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Clean the rooftop with soap and water, or use a reputable roof cleaner such as Jomax by Zinsser. Rinse away any loose debris or residue before you begin installation.

  2. 2

    Lay out the roll of EPDM rubber for 30 minutes before use. This allows the material to relax and flatten, which will make it more manageable.

  3. 3

    Measure the surface area of the roof and use scissors to cut sections of the rubber to size.

  4. 4

    Hold the sheets of rubber against the roof to make sure you have prepared the right amount. Stir the EPDM adhesive with a paintbrush for five minutes, then evenly apply a layer to the back of the rubber.

  5. 5

    Apply adhesive to the surface of the roof, then bond the rubber to it. Eliminate any air bubbles or wrinkles with a paint roller.

  6. 6

    Use a towel to wipe away any extra adhesive at the seams between each section of rubber. Apply EPDM seam tape to seal the sheets together.

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