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Boiler98 03-11-2012 02:53 PM

Seal Leaky Garage Roof from Within?
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Hello all.

I have a single car garage with an aging roof. The south facing roof has been replaced within the last 10 years, but the north facing side is still made up of slats probably from when the garage was built (the house is 100 years old, the garage likely less due to its concrete-block walls).

No surprise... the north side leaks. Not much, but it does drip.

Is there a product I can use that will allow me to seal the cracks in the slats and stop the leaks for the time being?

The roof will need to be replaced, most certainly, but we're not ready for that. I'm hoping there is an inexpensive solution to help seal any leaky points and extend the life of the roof for a little longer. It is a garage roof... we're not living under this thing. :)

Thanks for any help & suggestions!

Windows on Wash 03-11-2012 03:13 PM

You can't seal a roof from within.

OldNBroken 03-11-2012 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 875396)
You can't seal a roof from within.


you are just moving the exit point of the water, not the entry point.

Boiler98 03-11-2012 04:13 PM

Thanks for the info.

I'll watch more for the leaks and see if I can't patch the shingles appropriately.

joecaption 03-11-2012 04:22 PM

The longer you wait the more it's going to end up costing you to fix in time and money.

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