leak in roof

Old 01-07-09, 06:51 PM
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leak in roof

i have an asphalt roof with a leak. i repaired with that black tar roof patch stuff several months back and have laid plastic down in my attic to catch any leakage getting through.

i check it periodically and its usually fine, but after all day rains or heavy down pours there usually is about a 1/2 gallon collected on the plastic.

i need a few month temp fix before i can get it completely replaced.

should i re apply more tar and reinforce my plastic rain barrier in the attic; or replace the shingles in that area.

when i applied the tar the 1st time; i applies it in a 4'x4' area to ensure i covered; i'm afraid i cannot replace the small area of shingles in this area because if the tar (im also not too comfortable replacing the shingles myself) is this an easy job

should i break down and pay for a temp fix then replace it in two or three month?

any sugguestions would be great

Old 01-07-09, 09:31 PM
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asphault roof? do you mean flat tar roof? or asphault shingles? much difference in how to repair.

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Old 01-12-09, 02:37 AM
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take out "your" repair area,and have the shingles replaced by a Roofing contractor,also have them check the roof for any other problems,or actual leak cause
If you post roof pics of the area (close up) we can probably tell why it`s leaking

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