Protect Your Shed’s Roof By Applying A Rubber Membrane Over It

Learn how to apply a rubber membrane over your shed's roof. A rubber membrane will prevent water from penetrating the roof, causing damage to any of the roofing materials. After finishing the project, follow some basic steps to keep the membrane maintained and looking great. 

Use The Following Materials

  • ladder
  • bucket of mild detergent mixed with water
  • long handled scrub brush
  • water hose
  • measuring tape
  • rubber membrane
  • scissors
  • rubber adhesive
  • paint roller and frame
  • roller handle
  • paint tray
  • squeegee
  • roofing nails
  • nail gun

Clean The Roof And Prepare The Membrane

Clean the shed's roof with soapy water and a long handled scrub brush. Rinse the roof off with a water hose and wait for the surface to dry completely. Measure the length and width of the roof. Use scissors to cut the rubber membrane so that it is slightly larger than this measurement.

A piece of rubber membrane that is slightly larger than the roof will ensure that you have enough of the material to properly cover it in case it isn't lined up perfectly. After the membrane is applied, any sides that are hanging over the roof's edge can be trimmed with a utility knife.

Apply The Rubber Membrane

Lay the membrane across the roof. Fold back one half of it so that one side of the roof is exposed. Pour rubber adhesive into a paint tray. Apply an even coating of the adhesive to the roof with a paint roller. Move the roller across the exposed roof in straight lines. Line up half of the membrane so that it is even with the roof's surface and press it down firmly.

After the membrane is attached, remove wrinkles from its surface by moving a squeegee over the top of it in straight lines. Secure the other half of the roofing membrane in the same manner. Use a utility knife to trim edges of the membrane that are longer than the roof.

Secure And Maintain The Membrane

Use a nail gun to insert a couple roofing nails through each corner of the membrane so that they are secured to the roof. Keep the membrane clean by spraying it off with a water hose throughout the year. Remove surface stains with mild detergent, water, and a scrub brush. As long as you continue regular maintenance steps, the roofing membrane will last for years, look great, and protect the roofing materials on your shed. To find out more, speak with a business like General Roofing.


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