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#4476406 - 08/01/17 10:56 AM Roofing Question
GGorman04 Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
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Loc: pennsylvania
I have a leak in one area of my roof. A co-worker recommended FlexSeal tape.
They also have the spray on in a can.

Has anyone tried this or can give some advice on other options?
Thanks in advance

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#4476418 - 08/01/17 11:19 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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Oh come on. Mickey Mouse.

What kind of roof construction? and is the leak near a Gable end or dormer or Punch through?

I just spent 10's of thousands of dollars over the past decade to fix a BAD roof leak ( on my log cabin) only for ME to find ( not "expert" carpenters) a poorly sealed chimney liner at the cap.
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#4476426 - 08/01/17 11:25 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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The stuff works very well for EDPM roofs on a lot of campers. I have resurfaced and repaired three camper roofs since February. I suspect you have a asphalt shingle roof though.
Most asphalt roofs with leaks are in my experience are from around vents and chimneys.
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#4476428 - 08/01/17 11:28 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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Depends on where the leaks are?
Most of the time, all it needs is the roof caulk which is usually used under the flashing and to cover the exposed nails.

So you have to determine the source of the leaks.
In reality, somebody have to go up there on the roof and see what can be done.
I suggest to find a roofing professional if you are not comfortable going up on the roof.
The hospital bill of an accident will be more than the price you pay the pro to fix it.
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#4476437 - 08/01/17 11:41 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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One of my buddies use the Flex seal to temporarily patch his roof until he could get it fixed properly. Said it worked pretty well.
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#4476446 - 08/01/17 11:53 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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For a quick fix it works, most of the time.........
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#4476465 - 08/01/17 12:15 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: bioburner]
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Originally Posted By: bioburner
The stuff works very well for EDPM roofs on a lot of campers. I have resurfaced and repaired three camper roofs since February.


With which product?
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#4476487 - 08/01/17 12:33 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
JTK Offline


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Another area to consider is ridge vents. I recently troubleshot an odd leak in my sister-in-law's $700K, couple year old mansion. Nightmare roof. Tons of peaks, valleys, etc. It's coming in through a ridge vent. During certain driving wind and rain, it blows right in. I found where the previous owner (and builder) tried to band-aid this area of ridge vent by filling it with spray foam! SIL/BIL can afford to have it fixed right at some point.


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#4476529 - 08/01/17 01:29 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
John_K Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2713
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: GGorman04
I have a leak in one area of my roof. A co-worker recommended FlexSeal tape.
They also have the spray on in a can.

Has anyone tried this or can give some advice on other options?
Thanks in advance


I used the spray for something that was somewhat protected from the weather. Wore off in 3 months. Carp in my book.
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#4476556 - 08/01/17 01:50 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
GGorman04 Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
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Loc: pennsylvania
Thanks guys.
It is a rubber roof on my commercial building.
Would rather not get up on the roof myself

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#4476564 - 08/01/17 01:59 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
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Flex tape or any of the dozens of rubber roof repair kits using mesh/liquid sealant. Even with the Flex Tape I would still put a sealant around that as well.
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#4476601 - 08/01/17 02:39 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
Elevguy Offline


Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 64
Loc: Hamburg Michigan
There's a product called gayco elasticmetric https://gaco.com/product-details/gacoelastomeric/ made for flat rubber roofs

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#4476648 - 08/01/17 03:27 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
Kawiguy454 Offline


Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Arizona
I was a hot tar roofer for 1.5 years and my dad for 30+. We always used a bucket of roof mastic and a roll of fiberglass fabric to seal the flashing's. The mastic is a tarry fibrous goop you apply with a small trowel. You can mash it over strips of the fabric to give it some strength covering over small voids. You can get it at home depot and it will last years if you do it right. That stuff in a can is TV-Junk.

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#4476740 - 08/01/17 05:32 PM Re: Roofing Question [Re: Linctex]
bioburner Offline


Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: bioburner
The stuff works very well for EDPM roofs on a lot of campers. I have resurfaced and repaired three camper roofs since February.


With which product?

Cofair Products UBW425 Ultra bond, from Amazon but available from some home improvement stores, overpriced from camper supply.
The roof coating I used to recoat three roofs, Dehco 16-46128-4,rubber roof coating and came from 4Wheel online via Amazon $50/G


Edited by bioburner (08/01/17 05:35 PM)
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#4477254 - 08/02/17 09:36 AM Re: Roofing Question [Re: GGorman04]
GGorman04 Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
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Thanks guys for the help! It would make sense to buy a product made for a flat rubber roof.

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