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how to patch a flat roof

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Asked: 2019-02-17 16:17:13
I've just found a leak in my roof. It really is the last thing I need right now as I've just had a huge tax bill and I simply can't afford to get the roof repaired. But, of course, I can't live with the leak, it will get worse. Does anyone know how to patch a flat roof?


Answered: 2019-02-18 23:29:44

Tom Silva is the MAN for this! When I say that, I don't mean you have to hire him. I mean he's got a great video that shows you exactly how to put in a patch on a flat roof. It lasts too. Lifesaver for me. Here you go, hope this helps you out man: href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me1QwKYFODI" > description


Answered: 2019-02-19 01:36:15

You need to get some bitumen solvent and a good brush (which hopefully you have at home). Don't worry, it doesn't cost much. Actually, I'll just give you this link. Cheapest way that I've found to do it. Href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oJGjrLummo" > description


Answered: 2019-02-18 05:36:04

Right, sorry to hear all this. Everything always lands as once, eh? I know the story. You don't mention the material of your roof, so I'm just going to link you to a really helpful article that just about covers all bases. Hopefully, this will sort you out and in six months time, everything will look a little better.href=" https://www.rawlinspaints.com/blog/leaking-flat-roof-how-to-find-and-fix-the-leak/" > description


Answered: 2019-02-19 00:32:19

Ok. It's easy done. Get up to the roof and give it a good clean, so you can see where the problem is. Look for any splits or places where it's worn and mark them with chalk. You might need a steel brush and a drill to remove any damaged flashing. When it's clean, you can apply some roofing cement to the damaged areas, spread it 3cm around the area too, pat it down with a trowel. If you have roofing material, that has to go down before the cement. Cut flashing 2 cm bigger than you want it and install that with tin snips. Drill into place using good, long nails that won't move in high winds. Let the cement dry. Water with a hose after it's dry and hopefully it should be good.


Answered: 2019-02-18 01:59:24

You could get a tarp? Get to the roof, clear out the leak and stick a tarp over it. I mean, it's a quick fix and look it's really not going to solve any problems in the long term but it will give you a few months and then maybe you can get a loan. Cos the roof will need fixing. The IRS can wait.

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