Patch leaking roof

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Old 11-12-18, 12:21 PM
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Patch leaking roof

Hi all,

I have a home with a flat roof top. I purchased it recently and apparently the PO had some repairs that were postponed. .

The roof is leaking and I can't afford to put on something new for the moment and wanted to patch it.

I wanted something simple to roll on and would create a seal. The property is in Texas if that makes any difference.

Please let me know what you recommend. I'm looking at Henry's Elastomeric Roof Coating, but if there is somethig better, please let me know.

Thank you.
 
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Old 11-12-18, 12:24 PM
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Can you pinpoint the leak [s]? I'd want to patch them first before I used any type of roll on coating.
 
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Old 11-12-18, 12:26 PM
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I have not been up on the roof yet, and to be honest, I would not even know what to look for.

There are 2 of them. One is near the bathroom vent, and the other is in the living room.

Would there not be some product that would coat and seal? (totally ignorant here)
 
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Old 11-12-18, 12:42 PM
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I'm a painter not a roofer but around flashing is an area that is prone to leak. I usually use some roofing tar over those types of leaks. If it's a gap that might open back up it's a good idea to embed a membrane in the tar. I have used a small piece tar paper for that.
 
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Old 11-12-18, 12:44 PM
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Mark,

I really appreciate your insight. So would that be some form of "wet patch" and mesh?
 
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Old 11-12-18, 12:50 PM
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I think a mesh is what you are supposed to embed in the patching material.
 
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