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Old 02-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #16
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DId you embed asphalt saturated fabric into the cement and then top coat it? No roof cement will bridge cracks.

Nope - I'm pondering this over a whole torchdown. It's only on the patio addition the previous owner paid non-licenced "contractors" to build. It was recommeded to me (by a HD Professional) that I just seal the cracks and re-coat it. I went the extra 2 miles and sealed all the potential leaks and coated the whole patio roof twice. I didn't have much faith in the products before I began, but they were also cheaper earlier in the week.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #17
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When patching cracks with "mastic" you need to use a membrane to give it strength, I don't care what a HD professional says. Just ask anyone who has been in the roofing business longer then 5 years. This of course is not the best way to patch it but it will get you by for a little while.

Also the coatings do not do anything but coat the roof, expect not a lick bit of repairs from them. All they do is protect the roofing membrane, no matter what it is from the effects of the sun. If it is in a bucket and it runs like paint, it will not seal any cracks or stop any leaks for very long if at all.
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When patching cracks with "mastic" you need to use a membrane to give it strength, I don't care what a HD professional says. Just ask anyone who has been in the roofing business longer then 5 years. This of course is not the best way to patch it but it will get you by for a little while.

Also the coatings do not do anything but coat the roof, expect not a lick bit of repairs from them. All they do is protect the roofing membrane, no matter what it is from the effects of the sun. If it is in a bucket and it runs like paint, it will not seal any cracks or stop any leaks for very long if at all.
Makes sense. I thought maybe I could get away with going cheap for a while. In rebuttal to good quality rubberized roof coating - the questionable parts of the rest of the roof are still sealed after about 5 years. That is only 1 coat, too. MUCH thicker than the Henry stuff and a little cheaper. I'll be saving for a new roof, though.

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It was a rhetorical question.
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What did you not understand about me and 1985gt telling you to embed two plies of asphalt saturated cotton fabric in flashing cement? If you dry out the cracks properly, and prepare them as I said, the repair will last for quite a while. Like 5 years. Once the light oils leave, you can coat the patch with aluminum coating.

It amazes me when people ask you a question, then do something else.

Coating the cracks is not going cheap, its going stupid, like Homer,................. Homer.
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What did you not understand about me and 1985gt telling you to embed two plies of asphalt saturated cotton fabric in flashing cement? If you dry out the cracks properly, and prepare them as I said, the repair will last for quite a while. Like 5 years. Once the light oils leave, you can coat the patch with aluminum coating.

It amazes me when people ask you a question, then do something else.

Coating the cracks is not going cheap, its going stupid, like Homer,................. Homer.
[Butthead]Uh-huh-huh - he said cracks![Butthead]

Are you talking to me? Point was already taken, and I did not do something else after the fact. What did you not understand about what I said?

And no, I still haven't gotten around to doing it proper yet - I have a balance issue and the right side of my body still doesn't cooperate; results from a brain injury. I had to jump off the roof last time.
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You can always try repairing it yourself. If it doesn't work after all the repair then hire someone or let it check by a contractor.
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