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Old 01-18-2009, 12:17 PM  
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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?

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:22 PM  
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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 .
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Don't tuck your raincoat in your pants and think some sealant will keep it out.
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Thank you for your help.
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