Frequently Asked Questions
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. It works great on all of these roof types. It also works on rubber membranes but not quite as well. It can slide around a bit, which we call snailling. Of course, the tarp will not adhere well unless you clean away all loose material, such as sand, gravel, leaves, etc. This will allow the tarp adhesive to bond to the firm roof materials, not the loose debris. Remember, if the roof materials themselves come loose from the roof, the tarp will come loose with it. If you have any doubt, place a 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 very easy to slip on a wet roof and potentially fall off the roof. We strongly recommend that you wait until the roof is dry to install our tarp or really, any tarp. Also, the adhesive will not reach full strength if installed under standing water. If installed on a damp roof, the adhesive will work fine and reach its full holding strength, but will require 24 hours to do so.
Can the EZ Tarp be used more than once?
No it cannot. If the EZ Tarp could be easily removed, then the adhesive would not be doing it's job effectively. The purpose and design of the adhesive is to secure the tarp as strong as nails without creating the penetrating damage nails would.
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 do advise that you take pictures of the damaged area before covering it with the EZ Tarp. Our tarps are clear in color, which helps see the repaired damage, even after the repair, but cannot replace the value of the damage pictures.
Where do I store my EZ Tarp?
Your EZ Tarp should be stored in a cool, dry place. Do not store your EZ Tarp in a hot garage, attic, etc. High temperatures can compromise the adhesives performance and shelf life. Storing your EZ Tarp in a closet or utility room inside your home is most common.
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 solvent or discarded along with the roofing materials 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 such as Goo-Gone or Goof-Off may help remove the residue.
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