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    General Information
    RUBBERALL® User Cautions And Warnings!
    RUBBERALL®Tools Needed
    RUBBERALL® Products Available
    Roof Surface Preparation
    Laying Out RUBBERALL® EPDM Membrane
    Pipe Penetrations
    Protrusion In The Roof
    Adhering Membrane With Solvent Based Bonding Adhesive
    Adhering Membrane With Water Based Bonding Adhesive
    Seaming Membrane Panels With Seam Tape
    Splicing And Seaming With Rubber To Rubber Adhesive
    Alternative Panel Layout And Seaming
    Perimeter Walls & Inside Corners
    Outside Corner Finish Detail
    Cover Strip
    Peel And Stick Pipe Boot
    Pipe Or Conduit Flashings Using Uncured Flashing With Tape
    Wall Termination
    Field Seam Radical Bend
    Roof Edge Termination With Metal Drip Edge
    Terminating RUBBERALL® On Fascia
    RUBBERALL® Membrane To Shingle Transition
    One Piece Drain Sleeve
    Drains With Clamping Rings
    Pitch Pockets
    Protecting RUBBERALL® Membrane In High Foot Traffic Areas (Decks)
    Repair Of RUBBERALL® Membrane
    Application Review
    Frequently Asked Questions
    RUBBERALL® Roofing Membrane Material And Labor Limited Warranty
    Warranty Registration
  Installation Video Guide
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.045 inch and .060 inch (mil) RUBBERALL® EPDM Roofing Membrane: Synthetic rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer) membrane used for flat and low-sloped roofs. .060 inch is recommended for roofing as it is easier to install in a fully adhered application without getting wrinkles in the membrane. RUBBERALL® membrane, .045 inch thick, may also be used as a roofing membrane however this thinner gauge membrane is not recommended for the first time installer. RUBBERALL® membrane panels come in a variety of sizes: as small as 10' x 25', as large as 40' x 100' and almost any size in between. For your convenience, smaller rolls are folded and rolled on 6' cores. Larger rolls are on 11' cores. Approximate weight of RUBBERALL® is 30 lbs. and 40 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. for .045 inch and .060 inch, respectively. RUBBERALL® .060-inch membrane has a 30-year warranty while .045 inch only has a 20-year warranty. RUBBERALL® membrane has many other uses, most notably as a flexible pond lining material.

SOLVENT BASED BONDING ADHESIVE: Used to adhere EPDM membrane to insulations (excluding polystyrene), plywood, OSB, concrete, block or brick. This yellow colored adhesive comes in 1-gallon cans or 5-gallon pails. Average coverage is 60 sq. ft. per gallon. Coverage may increase depending on the porosity of the substrate. Apply Solvent Based Bonding Adhesive by rolling to clean, dry, grease free surfaces. Both surfaces to be bonded must be coated with the bonding adhesive. An open time of five to thirty minutes is recommended before assembly depending on ambient conditions. The adhesive should be allowed to dry until it does not stick to a dry finger touch. Toluene is excellent for post application clean up. Avoid prolonged and repeated contact with skin. Shelf life is 1 year when stored at temperature no higher than 90 degrees F in unopened containers.

WATER BASED BONDING ADHESIVE: A user friendly bonding adhesive used to adhere EPDM to a porous rigid board substrate such as plywood or wood fiberboard. Solvent based Bonding Adhesive is recommended when using OSB Board. Water Based Bonding Adhesive has an advantage over Solvent Based Bonding Adhesive as it needs to be applied to only one surface when adhering to plywood and wood fiberboard the RUBBERALL® membrane can be laid into the adhesive without waiting for the adhesive to dry.

With this adhesive you can reposition the membrane during installation thus wrinkles are easily eliminated. As the adhesive does not cure for 24 to 48 hours, be careful not to move the membrane when walking on it. This adhesive is applied at a rate of 10 – 12 mils that is 100 - 120 sq ft per gallon. This product should not be used to seam EPDM panels together. Care must be taken to insure this product does not freeze and can only be applied when temperatures are 40_ Fahrenheit and rising and with no chance of temperatures below freezing within the next 48 hours.

Follow all label directions and precautions. Shelf life is approximately 1 year when stored in a warm room with temperature range between 40 and 80 degrees. This material should not be allowed to freeze. If the product looks like cottage cheese when opened it should not be used.

SEAM TAPE PRIMER PLUS: A solvent-based primer designed to clean and prime RUBBERALL® membrane prior to application of RUBBERALL® tape products. RUBBERALL® taped products will not adhere, or perform over time, if Seam Tape Primer Plus is not used. Seam Tape Primer Plus must be applied with a RUBBERALL® Scrub Pad. RUBBERALL® Seam Tape Primer Plus is also recommended for used in cleaning membrane surfaces when using Rubber to Rubber Adhesive as it enhance the bonding of the membranes as compared to using Membrane Cleaner. RUBBERALL® Seam Tape Primer Plus can be used on galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum/metal drip edge in conjunction with the application of RUBBERALL® taped products on these surfaces.

Membrane surfaces must be clean, dry and free of foreign materials. Excessively dirty membrane should be cleaned with RUBBERALL® Membrane Cleaner and a clean rag. The solids suspended in the Seam Tape Primer Plus tend to settle to the bottom of the container and should be thoroughly stirred before use. During use, re-stir frequently (every 15 - 20 minutes). The primer must be used full strength - DO NOT DILUTE.

RUBBERALL® Seam Tape Primer Plus contains ingredients which could be harmful is mishandled. It is important to read and follow all label safety instructions. It is important to store product in original, unopened container, indoors, and out of direct sunlight at temperatures below 80 degrees F. The shelf life is approximately 24 months if stored in original unopened containers at temperatures between 60 degrees and 80 degrees F. ROTATE STOCK.

SEAM TAPE: A butyl tape used to adhere one membrane to another. Available in 3" x 25' rolls and 3" x 100' rolls for roofing applications and also 7" x 100' rolls for landscape/pond lining applications. RUBBERALL® Seam Tape has been formulated to provide high initial strength in both sheer and peel. Its performance over the full range of rooftop weather is unsurpassed as it is unaffected by heat or cold. Seam Tape Primer Plus must be applied to the membrane surface, with a RUBBERALL® Scrub Pad, prior to applying the Seam Tape. Roll entire surface with a steel hand roller after mating the surfaces. Lap Caulk is not required when using Seam Tape. RUBBERALL® Seam Tape is a cured material and will not degrade in normal warehouse storage. In time, the release paper may become difficult to remove. For this reason, the recommended shelf life is 12 months.

CURED COVER STRIP WITH TAPE: Cured Cover Strip with Tape comes in rolls 5" x 25', 5" X 100' and 6" x 100'. The product is a laminated, cured EPDM membrane and butyl tape rolled on a release paper and used as a "self-sticking" cover strip. Cured Cover Strip with Tape is a black EPDM rubber based product developed for use with the RUBBERALL® EPDM roofing membrane. Cured Cover Strip with Tape is used to cover cuts in the field membrane or over the exposed fasteners attaching metal drip edge. Surfaces should be primed with Seam Tape Primer Plus before installation and should be rolled with a steel hand roller after installation. Cured Cover Strip with Tape will not degrade in normal warehouse storage. In time, the release paper may become difficult to remove. For this reason, the recommended shelf life is 12 months. Cured Cover Strip with Tape is also used to repair membrane if it is damage by falling limbs etc. Be certain to clean the area to be repaired with Membrane Cleaner and prime with Seam Tape Primer Plus using a RUBBERALL® Scrub Pad.

UNCURED FLASHING WITH TAPE: Moldable EPDM membrane is used for flashing details, protrusions, T-Joint patches and field seams incorporating angle changes. Uncured flashing has the same ingredients as the field sheet. The only difference is it was never put in an oven and cured. Because it is uncured it can be molded into the shape of inside and outside corners, pipe flashings, etc. The heat of the summer sun will cause the flashing to cure in much the same manner as the field sheet. Uncured Flashing with Tape has a self-adhering backing and should be applied using Seam Tape Primer Plus. Uncured Flashing with Tape comes as "Patches" (12" x 12") and in rolls (12" x 25' and 6" x 100'). Store in original unopened cartons at temperatures between 60 degrees F and 80 degrees F until ready for use. During hot weather, do not expose to sunlight/elevated temperatures until ready for use. RUBBERALL® Uncured Flashing with Tape will begin to cure even while on the warehouse shelf. For this reason, the recommended shelf life is 12 months. If the flashing has cure while in the warehouse, it will not work as a moldable flashing material, however if may still be used as cure cover strip. In time, the release paper may become difficult to remove. Uncured Flashing Patches are packaged 25 patches per box.

MEMBRANE CLEANER: Used to clean EPDM surfaces before using Rubber to Rubber Adhesive. Also used to clean Metal Drip Edge prior to installing Cover Strip with Tape. Store Membrane Cleaner at room temperature between 60 degrees F and 80 degrees F in the originally sealed explosion-proof container away from all sources of direct heat and ignition. Membrane Cleaner is available in one-quart and one-gallon cans. Keep in well-ventilated area. RUBBERALL® Membrane Cleaner is extremely flammable and must be kept away from electrical equipment, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. Avoid breathing vapors and use only in well-ventilated area. Handle with impervious gloves and goggles.

RUBBER TO RUBBER ADHESIVE: A synthetic based polymer adhesive that is specifically tailored to adhere EPDM sheet roofing stock to itself. Rubber to Rubber Adhesive has long been used for seaming membrane panels. The introduction of tape products for seaming membrane has proven to be more user friendly and superior in long term performance. It is highly recommended that tape products be used where possible.

For added bond strength it is recommended that RUBBERALL® Seam Tape Primer Plus be applied with a RUBBERALL® Scrub Pad in place of the RUBBERALL® Membrane Cleaner. In this case membrane cleaner need not be used unless the membrane is excessively dirty or covered with talc. RUBBERALL® Lap Caulk must be used to seal all seams.

Coverage rate for a 6" seam, assuming a 7" application on each surface, is approximately 90 LF per gallon of finished seam. For rubber-to-rubber flashing, coverage is 50 to 60 sq. ft. finished surface per gallon when applying adhesive to both membrane surfaces. Follow all label directions. Cover cans when not is use. When exposed to lower temperatures restore to room temperature prior to use. Thinning is not allowed

LAP CAULK: Used to caulk exposed edges of rubber to rubber seams, edges of uncured EPDM flashings, top of Termination Bar and top of Pipe Boot Clamps. Approximate coverage is 25 ft. per 10.3 oz. Tube. Toluene or Xylene are excellent for post application clean up.

WATER CUT-OFF MASTIC: Mastic serves as a compression gasket preventing contaminates from accessing the roof system where the membrane has been mechanically terminated. Mastic is applied between the substrate and membrane prior to installing Termination Bar and prior to installing the Pipe Boot Clamp. Coverage is approximately 20 ft. per 10.3 oz. tube. Also used as a temporary overnight sealant or water-stop.

TERMINATION BAR: 5' or 10' lengths of aluminum bar with holes 6 inches O.C. used to mechanically secure membrane at walls, curbs, chimneys, etc. May be used in lieu of metal drip edge on fascias. All holes in Termination Bar must be filled with appropriate fasteners.

PEEL-AND-STICK PIPE BOOT: Multi-size (1" to 6 7/8" diameter), premolded, EPDM boot used to flash pipes. Peel-and-Stick Pipe Boot is supplied with tape backing and release paper applied to bottom flange. Pipe Boot should be terminated at top with stainless steel Pipe Boot Clamps, which are included with the product.

SCREWS (2 5/8") AND PLATES: There are 250 each Phillips truss head screws with #3 recess and 3 inch plates in each box. Screws and plates are used to install insulation board to the roof deck. The fastening pattern should be one set (screw and plate) to every two sq. ft. of insulation board for the perimeter of roofs and one set to every four sq. ft. of insulation board for the remainder of the roof. See RUBBERALL® "Roof Surface Preparation" section in this manual for the proper fastening pattern. This and other sizes of screws are available. Assembled screws and plates are also available.

SCRUB PAD: This is a specially designed pad and handle that is used to roughen the membrane surface and apply Seam Tape Primer Plus with out the user coming in contact with the primer. Its use is highly recommended.

STEEL HAND ROLLER: This is a specially designed hand roller that is of sufficient weight to roll seams without tiring the user. Its use is highly recommended.

RUBBERALL® WALKWAY PADS: These are 30" x 30" skid resistant, molded EPDM pads that can be adhered to the membrane in much the same manner as laying tile. These pads come with a peel and stick tape for ease of installation. They are used un high traffic areas and are often used for walk out decks to protect the RUBBERALL® membrane.

New RUBBERALL® Products are being added on a regular basis to enhance your roofing experience. Ask your dealer for a current list of RUBBERALL® Products.

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