Leaking Flat Roof Garage


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Old 07-07-05, 04:02 PM
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Leaking Flat Roof Garage

My Brother put a tar paper roof on a garage several years ago that I just inherited from my father This roof is leaking in several spots. What would be the best way to just stop the leaks. I know there is water damaged wood, but this house will not be around when the new development goes in. Logic would say to cover the old paper with black compound and apply new tar paper. Comments?
 
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Old 07-08-05, 10:35 AM
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Is there a gravel surfacing?

If not... the easy out would be install rolled roofing.
36" by 30' rolls available at any home center.

If so... not really an easy out. The old roof and/or gravel must be removed or covered with a new insulation board stock of some type.

Good Luck!
 
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Old 07-13-05, 06:00 PM
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How about more specifics.......such as:
Is the "tar paper" granulated?
Are there visible cracks in it?
Do the seams appear to be "open"/
How long do you want to get out of the repair and how much do you want to spend on materials?
 
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Old 07-13-05, 06:12 PM
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leaking garage roof

It is not granulated. the seams dont appear to be open. My Dad marked some spots he tried to do spot repairs with with patching compound, but its still leaking in those spots. I need to get four more years out of it. Its a 4 car garage..so it has some square footage to the roof. This place wont be there in 5 years.
 
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Old 07-13-05, 06:14 PM
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So, is this a smooth surfaced roof?
Where are the leaks showing up inside?
 
 

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