I recently moved into a hundred year-old bit of a dump, where the
previous owners had left a hole in the roof that
lets rain fall into one of the upstairs bedrooms. I'm going to fix the
roof sometime when I can afford it, but does anyone know of a way to
patch the hole in the bedroom so it doesn't leak any more?
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I don't have enough information to answer your question but I going to fill
in some of the blanks and make a stab at it anyway.
a) purchase a bucket of tar-based roof-patch from lowes / home depot (ask
employee which brand)
b) go outside on the roof and spread it over the affected area with a trowel
c) wait until it rains with your fingers crossed
Hope this helps,
I live in a huge two-storey house where I actually have no idea where
the leak is since it can't be seen from the ground and given the
sloping roof and how high it is from the ground, I have no desire to
try going up there.
However, some tar paper might keep the rain from falling into the
bedroom until I can afford a roofer to do the work.
The water MUST go somewhere. You can attempt to ensure it all drains to the
same spot but it might look very low class.
Purchase a plastic drop-cloth and some cheap furring strips. Tape the
plastic drop-cloth on the ceiling around the edges to hold it up and then
nail furring strips around the edges to hold up the drop-cloth once wet.
You will need to make a small hole for the water to run out in the center.
Place a large bucket under the hole to catch the water when rains.
Hope this helps,
PS: I wouldn't take this route myself.
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