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(2) Temporary Repairs. If appropriate manufacturer approved EPDM materials are used and
surfaces are properly prepared, temporary repairs will be permanent. If termination bars are pulled
away from the wall or if sealant has failed, re-anchor the bar and apply sealant. Manufacturer supplied
sealant is not required since the bar is in contact with the wall, not the EPDM membrane.
(3) Permanent Repairs. Open seams, punctures, and defective tee-joints can be covered with
a new membrane material using manufacturer supplied primer, adhesive (or tape), and membrane.
d. Repair Work by User. Use compatible materials; avoid bituminous materials. Authorized
contractors should make leak repairs while the roof is under warranty. Since some repair materials
(adhesives, uncured flashing) have limited shelf life, it may be better to establish a source of fresh
material than to store materials on site.
e. Checklists. Use RIEI or ROOFER checklists for visual inspections. Perimeters, seams and
flashings are high priority items as are roof drains.