Roll roofing

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  1. Jan 18, 2009 #1

    PMLPARROTT

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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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    inspectorD

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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 .
    Good luck:)
    Don't tuck your raincoat in your pants and think some sealant will keep it out.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 #3

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    Thank you for your help.
     

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