This is a very nice day.
The sun is up.
This is the day...
To go up there and patch my leaking roof.
I was planing to hose the roof clean before doing anything.
However, when I was up there, the roof looked prefectly fine.
I didn't hose it clean.
But where the heck was it leaking from I asked myself.
I had noticed that the tar around the vent pipes didn't look that good.
Maybe there was where it was leaking from. After all, it had 2-3 inches of
water up there last Monday!
So, I chiselld all the old cracked tar around the pipes.
Since I was up there, I was planning to fix the hole too.
When I looked inside the hole, it had inches of tar restricting the water to
So, I chiselled all the old tar out to the metal inside the hole.
After that, I used Henry Wet Patch Cement to patch the pipes, and smoothed
out the hole so that it wouldn't block the water from going out.
This was hot on the roof and labor intensed. I was no match to the mexican
(probably illegal too) who the contractor hired. I was so tired. I needed
to take a break. After an hour or so and glasses after glasses of apple
juice, I put myself together and went up there to use the Black Jack Fibered
Roof Coating to "paint" the area where the water was trapped to form a pool.
The Black Jack thingie turned out to be very thick like some sort of glue.
I used all my might to "paint" the stuff to cover the pool area and the
bottom of the side wall.
That was it. I was done... phyically! I was so tired!
I will wait a week and then go up there to put a layer of Henry Dry Patch
Cement around the vent pipes over the Wet Patch Cement.
To see the "before" pictures: