Sealing leaky roof

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Old 07-06-16, 12:50 PM
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Sealing leaky roof

Has anyone ever used that black driveway coating to coat a roof with small leaks.....until a permanent roof can be installed...?
 
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Old 07-06-16, 01:47 PM
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Nope. If I used anything, I would use roofing cement but that's only if I had something really small.

Just what do you have going on?
 
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Old 07-06-16, 01:58 PM
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I suppose you could use roller grade roofing/foundation tar but while it might stop leaks I'd expect it to make the shingle removal harder when that time comes.
 
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Old 07-06-16, 04:37 PM
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Care to share what type roof it is?
 
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Old 07-10-16, 02:18 PM
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It's a bumpout on a larger building, approximately 10 ft X 20 ft. Has already 2 layers of asphalt, 3-tab, WELL WORN shingles. I've been recently thrust into the job of caregiver, so cannot get to the property to do the roof. Thought that driveway coating would hold it until I could get to it....and wouldn't be as big a hindrance to shingle removal as tar.
Thanx for all the input guys.
Charlie
 
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Old 07-10-16, 02:51 PM
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I seriously doubt a driveway sealer will be adequate. Mainly because with any pitch, it will run in the summer heat and drip off the edge ruining everything below it.
 
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Old 07-11-16, 08:09 AM
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Thanx for the reply chandler. The sealer seems to dry pretty quickly on the driveway....the hotter, the quicker......???? Anyway, I guess there's no getting around the job I must do.....correctly.
 
 

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