02:43AM | 06/06/05
Member Since: 06/02/05
4 lifetime posts
I am having a problem with a leak . It appears to be on the facia. I looked at the drip edge and found it like nothing I have ever seen. My plan is to seal the botom of the quasi-drip edge with silicone just to see if that does the trick. Does anyone know more about these types of roofs on a slope? First one I have ever seen!

Finish what I start


03:44AM | 06/06/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Have repaired numerour T&G roofs. The most important thing to do, after sweeping back the area involved, is to apply an asphalt primer. This is available at any roof supply house, and they do happily sell to homeowners.

Areas that normally leak at T&G eves are the edge flashing joints...about 1 evey 9-10 ft. You'll see cracks, after sweeping it back.

The next likey are to check is the roof edges, lifting up...breaking free of the edge flashings. Water will then suck up under it.

Lastly is where the roof is very deteriorated, and the roof is actually split open at the back edge of the edge flashings. You can sometimes see long cracks...or it worse cases even the metal intself because it's so deteriorated.

After applying the asphalt primer...with a throw-away brush, let it set up for a day. You'll find it's soaked into the roof and has left you a nice clean tacky surface onto which you'll apply fibered roof coating...with a roof coating brush. If the openings or cracks are large, sometimes one will apply a bit of plastic roof cement prior to applying the coating.

You'll also need old throw-away clothes, and some good hand cleaner.

A roof CAN be your friend


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon