Sealant to stop leaky roof


Old 08-24-01, 10:27 AM
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My roof is 5 yrs old, and my house is a two family dwelling. When it rains heavily, I get a leak in a bedroom on the first floor. The people who did my roof is no longer in business, therefore, I am doomed to fix this myself.

I was wondering if there some type of sealant that I could have sprayed on the entire roof that will stop all leakage.

I cannot seem to trace where the initial leak is coming from. however, I do have a small area of the roof that has a small housing -- accomodation of a window, but other than that I can't seem to be able to stop the leaking.

Please can you help?
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Old 11-11-01, 10:44 PM
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I was just reading your inquiry and am wondering if you found a solution. I have a similiar problem but I know the leak(s) are confined to certain areas, so I don't want to seal the entire roof. I did just read a message with a possible solution to your problem. Try Sani-Tred at It looks a bit expensive for what I want to do, but might be right for your needs. I don't think it is sprayed on, but seems to be like bonding a rubber sheath to a section or entire roof, and is applied as a thick liquid I believe.

If you found a different solution, I would appreciate hearing about it.

Good luck,

John Clemens
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