roof leak

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Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:35 pm

my son just bought older mobile and it has a roof leak looks like they already put some kind of black tar but it is old and cracked is thier anything i can roll on to fix leak. it is rainy season too.


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Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:35 pm

There are tar type products that will work while the roof is wet. Home depot and Lowe's type places have it. Scrape clean the area first to get to the base and then apply the tar forcing it down to the roof with a trowel. This is only a temporary fix. This information is for a metal or shingle roof only. If you have a vinyl type roof DO NOT USE TAR/oil based products.

This is kind of a temporary patch depending on the hole size or leak size. You can also get fiberglass tar cloth to use if you need reinforcement.

When the weather is better I recommend you check the entire roof and make permanent repairs as necessary.

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