These inexpensive rubber roofs are made to last around 15 years.  Patches peal up, corners roll up, laps fail and metal separates from membrane.  Ponding water does not help at all and EPDM does not do well with standing water.  

Seam tape, lap tape, cover tape, and EPDM caulk will be your best tools to help with these old rubber roofs.

So as you can see, this roof was repairable, meaning that we stopped leaks, but this roof only has about another year of life left.  Litespeed is glad to help this owner try and extend that life!