Leaking roof

Old 06-18-10, 09:09 AM
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Leaking roof

I have two small leaks in my roof. I am going to have a new roof installed in about two weeks. Until then, I am looking for a way to stop the leak. If I would add some insulation at the two areas where I have the leak, I am thinking that would be o.k. until the new roof is complete. The two areas that are leaking just get "damp" when we get some rain.
Any thoughts? This is a wood roof and way too steep for me to attempt to fix from outside.
Old 06-21-10, 01:24 PM
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Is there inside access to the leaks? If there is, you might be able to caulk them. I did that to fill in holes from bolts for an old TV antenna that was taken off the roof. It worked great. Good luck!!
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Insulation does not stop leaks but wet insulation can be a problem. Fixing from the outside is the way to go, once the water gets inside it's going to be a problem - if you can't get to the outside, I'm not sure how much you're going to be able to accomplish.

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