Roofers just finished a job on my house where they had to replace an old rubber roof surface. Upon completion, about half of the roof looks like it is laying flat while the other half of the roof is really bubbled. It was a pretty cold day today when they installed it and the installer said that it just needs a ‘sunny day to stretch out’ and that it will look great after that.
The picture below shows a small portion of the bubbled surface. Is what I’m being told accurate?
yes they are correct, a sunny hot day or two will flatten it out and make it look nice. similar to shingle installations, sometimes the shingles don’t settle at first and it looks off, it needs a couple of days to settle in the sun.
Thanks for the replies, that makes me feel a bit better. That first picture was done at night. Below is a picture I took from this morning. As non roofer, this picture just scares me. The companies roofing manager is coming out today to see what he can do with it.
Should I not be concerned with seams being bubbled up?
Wow! That 2nd pic shows a lot of bubbles! A few is ok and will usually smooth out over time but have my doubts that many will. I imagine they must have put down the roof before the glue was properly dry. Fyi bubbles are purely a cosmetic thing and shouldn’t affect the performance of an epdm roof.
Those bubbles are there for life. Glue was nowhere near being dry when they applied it. I’m sure it will never leak but you’ll have to live with your roof having lifetime chicken pox. Should be a great example of going for the cheapest price will always bite you in the rear.
No way is that installation good. Never believe people who say blisters are normal. A blister is a void and voids cause membrane deterioration. Also the trapped gas (air is a gas) will expand during hot days and contract at night when it’s cool, a year or two of this will fracture that membrane resulting in leaks. There isn’t a manufacturer on the planet that would ok that installation.