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Just curious - we have a client in Washington, DC that needs her roof replaced/fixed. I believe the old stuff is black rubber and it leaks a good amount. I want to say it's EPDM Roofing but I don't know that much about roofing just yet. Would you remove the old membrane, add a new layer of plywood over the old stuff and then add the new rubber membrane? How would you guys do it? Thanks!
 

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With out pictures and other info it's hard to give advise. Knowing what material you will be removing would be helpful. Some people call material by the wrong thing.
 

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Just curious - we have a client in Washington, DC that needs her roof replaced/fixed. I believe the old stuff is black rubber and it leaks a good amount. I want to say it's EPDM Roofing but I don't know that much about roofing just yet. Would you remove the old membrane, add a new layer of plywood over the old stuff and then add the new rubber membrane? How would you guys do it? Thanks!
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I'm not the contractor ;)
I'm just a curious Assistant Project Coordinator looking for some advice so I know what I'm talking about when the topic comes up soon! As a 24 yr old female in the remodeling industry....I have to prove myself with knowledge. Just looking for some advice! thanks!

Not trying to be unkind, but it's apparent from your question that you're not qualified to do the job. If you can't find a hands-on mentor to guide you through the process, you'd be much better off either subbing it out or simply referring it to an experienced roofer.
 

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If it's black, how wide are the seams? Smooth surface could be EPDM, typically 7.5, 10, 15 wide. Other smooth black (kind of sandy finish) may be torch down which would only be 3 foot wide.

Just did our first PVC, well I actually observed but pretty nice stuff, white,, laid much easier and flatter than EPDM I doubt i will ever sell EPDM again.
 
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