Will the EZ Tarp™ stick to every kind of roof?
We have tested the EZ Tarp™ on tiles, asphalt shingles, wood shingles, and metal roofs, and it works great on all of these. It also works on rubber membranes, but not quite as well (it can slide around a bit, which we call "snailing"). Of course, the tarp will not adhere well unless you clean away all loose material, such as sand, gravel, leaves, and so on, so that the tarp can stick to firm roof materials. Remember, if the roof materials themselves come loose from the roof, the tarp will come loose with them. If you have any doubt, then nail through each corner of the tarp with a tin cap to help the tarp secure to the roof deck.
Can I install the EZ Tarp™ on a wet roof?
A wet roof is very dangerous, it is extremely easy to slip on a wet roof and fall off. We really strongly recommend that you wait until the roof is dry to install our tarp or ANY tarp. Also, the adhesive will not reach full strength if installed under standing water, as you might have on a flat roof. If installed on a damp roof, the adhesive will work fine and reach full strength, but it may take up to 24 hours to do so.
Can the EZ Tarp™ be used more than once?
No. If it could be easily removed then the adhesive would not be doing its job. The purpose of the adhesive along the edges is to secure the tarp as strong as a nail would without creating the penetrating damage even during heavy winds.
Does the EZ Tarp™ come in a size larger than 10' x 12'?
No. Anything larger than 10' x 12' is hard for a single person to handle. The EZ Tarp™ was created with the idea in mind that it would be easy to install by a single person.
What do I do if I need to cover an area larger than 10' x 12'?
Simply allow a 2" to 3" overlap between one EZ Tarp™ and another until you've covered the desired area. Please review the installation instructions included with your product insert for more info.
How can a roofer or insurance appraiser inspect the damage under the tarp?
We strongly recommend that you take pictures of the damaged area before covering it with a tarp. If you nevertheless need to look under the white tarp, cut an "x" shaped opening in the middle no more than 5' x 5' across, and resecure it with a 6' x 6' EZ Tarp™ (sold separately). With our new natural tarp you can just simply see directly below!
Where do I store my EZ Tarp™?
Your EZ Tarp™ should be stored in a cool dry place, never in a hot garage, as high temperatures can compromise the adhesive's performance and shelf life.
How do I remove the EZ Tarp™ when I am done with it?
The EZ Tarp™ is designed to be removed by a roofing professional using a hot solvent or discarded along with the roof tiles or shingles being replaced. If you must remove the tarp yourself, cut off the area that does not have adhesive on it and then peel off as much of the remaining tarp as you can. A solvent like Goo-Gone may help to remove the residue.
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