Repair roll roofing DIY?

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Old 11-21-17, 12:19 PM
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Repair roll roofing DIY?

Hi. part of my house has a shed style roof with roll roofing that has come undone from the sheathing and is now buckled upward. (See photo). I have called a few roofers but this job is too small for them to undertake with everything going on in Northern California post-fire, etc. Is this something I can repair myself? if so, do I need any special equipment?

I am concerned about wind-driven rain getting in there this winter....

THank you in advance for any advice you can provide!
 
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Old 11-21-17, 02:49 PM
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Since there are no exposed fasteners, that must be a "torch down" style of self adhesive membrane. And maybe it wasn't torched down, which is why it's coming up. I would say it's probably not a diy repair. You would pretty much need to replace that entire side to repair it.

Could also be roll roofing that was just coated at the seams. Pretty hard to tell from one pic.
 
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Thanks. Is there another picture I could take that would be helpful to you?
 
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Old 11-22-17, 07:40 PM
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I doubt it. If you are worried, get a can of Henry's (or whatever California allows you to use nowadays)... slop it under the membrane edge if it has gapped open, and set a cement block on it. I don't see any tears so the best thing you could do as a temporary solution it to keep the edges sealed.
 
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Old 11-23-17, 05:52 AM
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Go to a roofing supple store and explain your situation. There are liquid membranes that you can buy to help seal this. I was given a small can, basically a sample when I had a very small repair to do on a flat commercial roof. They only sold it by the gallon and I needed like 3 tablespoons. They didn't charge me for the sample, and I don't have it anymore, but talk to roofing experts and you can find a suitable repair item. There is also something called "through the roof" that is a paint on membrane that my building supply store sells. I used it to seal up a leaking skylight that I would tar every year and it would eventually crack out and leak again. I used the clear liquid. Through the Roof! by Sashco - Roofing Sealant & Caulk
 
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