In this DIY guide we'll go over all the basics of how to build a flat roof. From the materials to the actual installation, we'll provide an extensive step by step guide. We'll focus mainly on the EPDM flat roofing system.
The following instructions refer to how to build a flat roof of EPDM:
- Glue brush
- Seam roller
- 9" fleece type emulsion roller
- measuring tape
- tin snips
- EPDM rubber membrane
- Water-based adhesive
- Formflash EPDM
- Aluminum trim
- Prefabricated internal and external corners
- Adhesive cleaner
A roof truss is made up of bottom chords, top chords, and inside webbing, and held together by metal connector plates. The shape of the truss will depend on your roof's structure. They are usually placed every 2'' off center in residential and commercial buildings with gable roofs, yet can be shaped to suit a variety of configurations. Make sure you are familiar with your roof's support requirements before attempting do it yourself roof trusses. If you are not, call a Roof 101 professional immediately for expert installation services.
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