Tar And Gravel Repair - Roofing/Siding - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Tar and Gravel Repair

I have a question regarding my Tar and Gravel roof. I need to make a couple or repair spots on the roof but one of the spots is quite large, roughly 5x8 ft or so. There are so many cracks and blisters in this one area, so I was wondering if I could go about getting some rolled asphalt comp, cutting it to encompass the entire area, apply roofing cement and lay down the comp over the existing roofing.

Is this even possible? How do I go about doing this if it is possible? If this doesn't make sense or is not possible what other options do I have to repair this area on a large scale?


davisr197 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
Doing This Way Too Long
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,164
Rewards Points: 532

Ummm, No! Absolutely Not!

If you are going to attempt any type of patch, look at a GAF Matrix or similar cold-process asphalt.

Scrape and clean as much loose gravel and debris as possible, roll or squeegee adhesive and set capsheet. 3-course perimeter with mastic and webbing.

Rolled roofing and mastic is not a fix for anything.


OldNBroken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 28
Rewards Points: 25

Scrape it down removing stone, sweep it clean, apply cold apply mastic, apply mesh, apply another layer of cold apply
Roofster is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1