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Old 11-30-2019, 02:48 PM   #1
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Sealing Nail Holes In Rolled Roofing


I had to Temp tarp off a leaking roof and I put a few screw holes thru the roofing.

what's a good patching product to use, will roofing tar in a caulk tube work and last a long time or is there something better?
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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You used rolled roofing and long time in almost the same sentence.

Maybe just leave the tarp up there.

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You used rolled roofing and long time in almost the same sentence.

Maybe just leave the tarp up there.
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Holes through batten, tarp, and roll roofing, and you want to patch the roll roofing later?
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That's right but I want to patch the roofing next week.
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There are a few Henry's products that are easy to get and will seal those holes. I've used the rubberized products available in cartridges. Black is easy to find, but they also make white ones. That's if it's traditional MSR.

There are some newer synthetic based rolled roofing that offers various colors and shingle-like patterns. I'd be stuck using clear on those. Haven't had to try it yet.
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Right on Davis, this is a low slope roof and no one will see the patches.
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What am I missing you had to tarp off a leaking roof now you need to seal the screw holes.
What about the roof leak ? That started all this
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What am I missing you had to tarp off a leaking roof now you need to seal the screw holes.
What about the roof leak ? That started all this
Standard fix would be to put a roll roofing patch over it. A different product is usually used for sealing the patch.
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What am I missing you had to tarp off a leaking roof now you need to seal the screw holes.
What about the roof leak ? That started all this
I'm still trying to find where he said it was a rolled roof.
Can't find it.

OTOH...wanting to know how to seal the holes made by some screws when covering a leak with a tarp, has ZERO to do with repairing the roof for the original leak.
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I'm still trying to find where he said it was a rolled roof.
Can't find it.

OTOH...wanting to know how to seal the holes made by some screws when covering a leak with a tarp, has ZERO to do with repairing the roof for the original leak.
I went back and didn't see it either. OTOH, when you talk about patching a roof, if it isn't membrane, it's rolled roofing. STG got it in his post, and I clarified in mine just to make sure I had the situation right.
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I went back and didn't see it either. OTOH, when you talk about patching a roof, if it isn't membrane, it's rolled roofing. STG got it in his post, and I clarified in mine just to make sure I had the situation right.
After reading his post for the 5th time...lol...it could have been a shingled roof he covered with a tarp. I see it done all the time around here to cover a leak before repair can take place.
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After reading his post for the 5th time...lol...it could have been a shingled roof he covered with a tarp. I see it done all the time around here to cover a leak before repair can take place.
Agreed, that's the most common situation here.
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That roof looks small enough and it also looks like another roof overhangs it so go metal it'll last longer than any asphalt product by years and years
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After reading his post for the 5th time...lol...it could have been a shingled roof he covered with a tarp. I see it done all the time around here to cover a leak before repair can take place.
Oooops....never bothered to read the title of his post...".rolled roofing"...my bad.

I would probably still go about a temporary repair the same way, especially while it was raining.....a tarp and 2x's.
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Yes rolled roofing I covered with a tarp. I saw where the problem was, and know how to fix it, just wondering what the best product would be to seal the 6 screw holes I put thru two batts holding the tarp in place.
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That roof looks small enough and it also looks like another roof overhangs it so go metal it'll last longer than any asphalt product by years and years
People with roll roofing usually want patches until they get more roll roofing put on.

The last one I did with the old style MSR has lasted 15 years do far. Double coverage sealed seams. The first and last with the new MSR which is cheap flimsy stuff is at 10 years.

Generally I figure the old MSR was good for at least 10 years.
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I'm still trying to find where he said it was a rolled roof.
Can't find it.


OTOH...wanting to know how to seal the holes made by some screws when covering a leak with a tarp, has ZERO to do with repairing the roof for the original leak.
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