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Old 09-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I am a newbie and would like to ask probably a stupid question for you roofers. I was planning to put new shingles on but it looks like I'm going to have to do it sooner than I thought since I found a leak this morning!

A roofer once told me about a great sealant that flows and finds the leak. He showed me the tube that was in his caulk gun but can't remember the name.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Trying to just patch a leaking roof is a very bad idea and may end up cosing you far more in the long run when the sheathing under the roof all rots out or it takes out your insulation and sheetrock.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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I'm a roofer and never heard of such a sealant. I've only been roofing for 40+ years though. Find a real roofer unless you want to do this several times before getting it right.
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Trying to just patch a leaking roof is a very bad idea and may end up cosing you far more in the long run when the sheathing under the roof all rots out or it takes out your insulation and sheetrock.
Do you have any suggestions? I have a bucket on the floor now and if I don't stop it, yes there goes my insulation and sheetrock.
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I'm a roofer and never heard of such a sealant. I've only been roofing for 40+ years though. Find a real roofer unless you want to do this several times before getting it right.
He probably didn't know himself! lol. I guess I'll get a can of Henry as that has worked in the past.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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Yeah i know the product, but i perfer to just use my magic wand.

Serioulsy, never heard of such a product.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Just get you a few cans of Great Stuff and squirt away.It flows and expands.Just kidding.

I use Karnak and Vulcem.

Vulcem has a product that flows and sets up like rubber but its not for roofing.
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Thanks guys, I thought that sounded too good to be true. I just wanted a name of a good roof patch sealant for shingles. There are so many at Lowes & HD that my eyes just glaze over!
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You can buy bucket after bucket and tube after tube of sealant but IMHO nothing beats the sound sleep you will experience when the shingles/materials/components are removed and replaced.
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You can buy bucket after bucket and tube after tube of sealant but IMHO nothing beats the sound sleep you will experience when the shingles/materials/components are removed and replaced.
Yeah I know, this is just temporary to save my sheetrock. I plan to put a roof on right away. I think I'll go metal this time.
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Hearing the description of that "magic" sealant...this is all I could think of...

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Hearing the description of that "magic" sealant...this is all I could think of...

Haha, Yeah I sen that stuff on tv. Just spray on singles, gutters, copper lines, hose pipes...oh yeah and flat tires!!! Lol! Better hurry and order it!

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