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Do you have a Leaking EDPM Roof? Solution – EPDM Roof Coating System

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM


Using an EPDM roof coating system allows you to fully restore your leaking EPDM roof while avoiding a timely and costly roof tear-off.

EPDM roofs often begin aging or failing because they experience rips and tears along the seams. When installed, EPDM is ballasted, mechanically attached or fully adhered to the roof. Shrinkage occurs to the EPDM as the oils of the substrate dry out, causing the EPDM to become less flexible, less durable and unable to expand and contract as easily with different temperature fluctuations. The shrinkage results in seam failure as the membrane tears away from the adhered substrate - eventually leading to leaks in your building. 

Luckily, this can be easily restored to a brand new roof without business disruptions or closures. The AcryShield EPDM roof coating systems are ideal for proving excellent waterproofing, superior durability and protection, and reduced maintenance costs while extending the life span of the roof.

The EPDM roof coating system typically uses the AcryShield A502 base coat. This base coat was specifically formulated to adhere DIRECTLY to EPDM without the need for additional primers or etching rinses. (For more, download our FREE guide on Restoring EPDM Roofs.) This coating saves installation cost and time as this labor intensive and time consuming stage is removed from the process altogether. Contractor’s benefit from offering a system with less labor and increased profits and building owners benefit from preserving their original roof to new without any landfill fee’s or business disruptions or closures.

The AcryShield EPDM roof coating system can use a range of top coats that provide benefits ranging from ultra-high UV ray protection (AcryShield A590), to extra durable, extra tough for added protection against foot traffic and physical abuse (AcryShield A550), to an industry standard coating with low temperature flexibly, ratings that’s exceed ASTM D6083 requirements and high performance fire retardants (AcryShield A500). The AcryShield topcoat line has an EPDM roof coating to meet the individual needs of your particular roof. After all, these systems are spray-applied directly on top of your existing roofing, creating a seamless, monolithic, custom installed EPDM roof coating system that can be renewed and maintained indefinitely.

For more information on our EPDM roof coating systems – download our FREE Single-Ply Brochure or contact us!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SINGLE-PLY RESTORATION SYSTEMS Offering DIRECT Adhesion to most Single-Ply Substrates - Eliminating Costly & Timely Installation Steps

You can also check out our case studies on EDPM roof membranes:


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For more, read our blog – EPDM Roofing…Answers to your Questions!



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