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I have leak over one of my bedrooms.

I stretched out a large tarp to cover the area, and made sure
to lap the tarp over the peak of the roof as well.

I had the tarp pulled pretty tightly,and put capnails at every grommet
point on the tarp. It was pretty taut and flat, and thought I was good to go.

I noticed on subsequent days there was some slight ruffling on the edge of
the tarp, and there was a night when there was a heavy thunderstorm
and the ceiling began to leak again. :sad:

I went up to inspect the roof and tarp. Sure enough there was
a dry triangle from the peak with the tip at the middle of the tarp extent,
and wetness on either side.

Not trying to be Captain obvious, but apparently not putting the
1x2 battens down was my mistake. Yes I feel dumb, so no need to pile on.

Just wondering now if anyone has suggestions about ensuring water does
not get under my tarp when I retarp tomorrow after letting the roof dry out. Fortunately the weatherman is calling for a dry day.

I have 4 1x2's to tack down, so that's part of the plan.
Should I also get some shingles and add them in some of the missing spots?

I will do the battening tomorrow evening if the baking sun does it's
job well enough drying out the wet shingles. Do I need to wait till it's
really baked dry.. or should one day of hot sun be enough ?

Never had to deal with this before so for sure, there's very little experience
I have with it.

thanks for any helpful input :vs_cool:
 

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Your plan sounds good but why are you doing it instead of letting your insurance company do it? It's obvious the damage was caused by the weather so your homeowners insurance should cover temporary repairs as well as long-term repair.
 

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Your plan sounds good but why are you doing it instead of letting your insurance company do it? It's obvious the damage was caused by the weather so your homeowners insurance should cover temporary repairs as well as long-term repair.
Long story.. the insurance was allowed to lapse in a conservatorship,
and could not be reinstated. Catch 22, bad roof , home uninsurable
until new roof is in place.
 
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