Quick fix for leaking roof


My daughters roof is leaking, anyway to make a quick, fast temporary repair, until she can afford to have the thing replaced.. Barry
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I struggled to find a way to make a quick temporary repair on my roof and I tried everything, starting with every variety of Henry's roof coatings. The standard roof coatings did not work for more than a few months. I tried just about everything. What finally worked is when I used GE Silicone II to cover the cracks. It is very durable and it keeps the water out excellent. The silicone has allowed me to postpone a $40,000 cost of replacing the whole roof, maybe for a few more years.
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$40k?! Bit steep for most roofs. Maybe in a pricey area, larger roof, many dormers/valleys, steep, teardown to trusses, all of the above.
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Barry wrote:

Depends on what the direct cause of the leak is. A single point maybe, if it's a general condition, not so much.
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Unless the exact place that's causing the problem is very obvious, probably not. It can be very difficult to identify where the problem is.
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wrote:

Tarp weighted down with bricks.
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"Barry" wrote .

Barry, need to know a few things.
Is the leak spot obvious from inside the attic and fairly small? Easily reached? - if so you may be able to temp patch but need to seal both sides and it will *not* last long. A few months at best
Is the leak pretty much everywhere? - bad juju. Take a loan out. Meantime, you might be able to get by a few weeks without internal structrual damage with tarp and nails. weeks. Not many. First good soaking rain and wind, and it blows off.
Get a little more specific and folks can give better advice ok?
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Just cover the whole roof with duct tape.
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snipped-for-privacy@trailerpark.com wrote in wrote:

Wisdom defined :-)
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wrote:

NO. YOU MUST REPLACE THE ROOF.
Sorry, if you had told us what the roof is made of, maybe we could have helped. Since you were an idiot, you will have to spend thousands of dollars to replace the roof.
Jesus will punish you too..... He does not forgive idiots!
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Ain't gonna cost me anything........ It's not my roof.. So I guess that makes you the idiot, for not reading my message.... That's the same thing that your momma said last night. Jesus who? Barry
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I love my kill filter.
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Barry wrote:

Identify where the leak is exactly in the attic. If it's roof, replace the shingles in that area. If it's flashing around the chimney or vent pipe or skylight, use roofing tar tube that fits in your caulking gun. Fill in the cracks. Silicone or latex caulking that dries clear is fine too.
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will jump in my shit......... Another reason why mommas should not have sex with their chillen
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