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Old 08-14-2012, 09:05 PM   #16
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I got some advice on another forum to just use tar. I've seen other people do this. What are your thoughts on using roofing tar for a temp fix?
Might work, might not. If the roof is already shot it won't hurt anything. You might want to look into one of the latex based roof repair systems as well.

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:03 PM   #17
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If it is possible, I would try to remove and replace the shingles where they are leaking before I went and spread a bunch of roof cement or coating on the roof. This may be hard if the shingles are too old or brittle. If they are workable it would be pretty easy and cheap to pull the shingles in the leak area put new ones back.

If you start spreading stuff on the roof you may be back up there in 3-6 months doing it again, and it will look horrible.
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I hope the work you do doesn't cause a problem later with the H.O.'s Insurance Carrier if you live in the 130mph wind area of the State... "certified" roofer and all that.

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I hope the work you do doesn't cause a problem later with the H.O.'s Insurance Carrier if you live in the 130mph wind area of the State... "certified" roofer and all that.

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For repair work??? I don't see there being any issue unless the only thing that gets damaged is the area I fix. I remember years ago after a hurricane my uncle did some minor repair work . He basically just put some tar and nailed down some loose shingles. The insurance company covered the entire roof and gave us $250 for his repair work. This was with State Farm.
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Roofing tar is horrible. Whoever ends up replacing the roof in the near future will curse your name for using the tar. It is a very temporary fix that creates more problems than it solves.

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