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PMLPARROTT 01-18-2009 12:17 PM

Roll roofing
We layed roll roofing on a builing on my farm. A masive wind storm has ripped it. I need to know how to fix it. Do I put the repair piece under the main part on the house to seal it? We also were going to put tar along the ripped sides for a seal so we get no leaks will this do the job?

inspectorD 01-18-2009 12:22 PM

Basically you need to be layered to shed the water. If it looks like water will penetrate and area by just flowing downhill , layer it from the bottom up. Tar will help to keep it down, the less penetrations the better.
Pics would help , but it sounds like it is a straight forward fix.
I would install a new piece where the tear is and overlap all sides at least a foot where you have a vertical seam. And tar the edge .
Good luck:)
Don't tuck your raincoat in your pants and think some sealant will keep it out.

PMLPARROTT 01-18-2009 12:58 PM

Thank you for your help.

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