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Old 08-28-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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HELP!!! I bought house with a remodeled garage (which is now an office). The pitch of the roof isn't enough to do the trick and the rolled tar paper, which I sealed to the old roof with Henry's 204 plastic roof sealant. I gummed up each nail and every spot that looked like it might like to crack on a sunny day. That was just a few months ago.
Now, it's starting to look like fall and we've had a few days of rain and guess what....
What am I doing wrong? I don't have the money (or the skill) to change the pitch of the roof. I've been out of work for 2 months now, so I'm looking for a low budget solution.
One idea I had; coat the snot out of the roof with asphalt sealer (I have 60 gallons). Maybe I could sprinkle white sand on it when I'm done to keep the sun (if we see it again this year) from turning it into melted ice cream. Bad idea?

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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You are at the place now where you need a replacement.

If you proceed with additional viscuous coating and patching compounds, the price will go up Substantially for the crew having to position themselves and their wequipment in that floating cess-pool of liquified asphalt junk.


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Old 08-30-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Do I replace it with more of the same or is there something that would work better?
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