fixing leak with base shingle material?

Old 12-12-05, 04:55 PM
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fixing flat roof leak with base shingle material?

I have a small 6x6 flat area over my porch that is very brittle and holes appear during hard rains. I can see the water stains on boards over porch area and it drips when raining.

I have spread a gallon of black roof patch material over the areas where holes had formed and it appears to have temporarily stopped the leak, but almost all of this will break through eventually and roofers won't repair the area because they say it is poorly designed.

I was planning to put a second coat of black roof patch, then use the roll out shingle base to cover this area. Will this work until the roof is replaced in the spring? My concern is that it will be too heavy and create more problems.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Stumped1; 12-13-05 at 09:12 AM. Reason: clarity
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