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Old 02-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Bubbles in new TPO roof a problem?


I have a new TPO (Firestone) membrane on my roof. The seams are fine, but I have numerous bubbles, where apparently the glue did not stick. Perhaps it was too cold that day. It's obviously not a problem now, but will it be in the future? Since the roofer hasn't yet installed flashing at the ends of the roof, he hasn't asked for full payment yet.

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Maybe not. Sometimes bubbles occur if the glue hasn't dried completely (during cooler weather), but will disappear as the glue dries. Give it a few days.

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generally not going to be a problem. Is it a big area? If it was cold and the roofer didnt let the glue flash off properly that causes it, using too much glue will cause it too.
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Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to rely solely on what my installer said, which was that he thought it might flatten out with hot weather and that it wasn't a serious problem. It's 2000 sq. ft., mostly stuck down; so, it's not going to blow off. I suppose it's just a little annoying.
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If your not happy your roofer should fix it. With in reason. Like I said if they are just some small 6" or so round bubble I wouldnt worry about it. If you like snap some pics and post them up.
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