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EPDM mechanical fastening

DarylFitz | Posted in General Questions on

Can EPDM Roofing run 10 foot widths and mechanical fasteners just on the edges?  Is there an issue with it lifting in the wind?

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    PETER Engle | | #1

    EPDM roofs are generally adhesively bonded to a substrate. If the substrate is foam or coverboard, it is generally fastened to the roof deck with washer-headed mechanical fasteners. The fastening schedule is based on the type of fasteners and substrate and the local wind conditions. Yes, wind uplift is a real threat to rubber roofs. And no, you can't just fasten it at the edges and expect good performance.

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