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compostqueen

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Shed roof leak
« on: April 15, 2016, 13:25 »
I hope someone can advise  :)
My fairly recently replaced shed roof has sprung a leak.  I replaced it from scratch year before last, and made a good job using top quality felt and assisted by a careful chap.  I did the overlaps as per perceived wisdom,  correct tacks and spacings, but despite that it's now leaking
I climbed up to have a look but i'm darned if I can see where it's leaking.  It looks fine
I wondered in view of it still looking fine if I could paint over it with bitumen repair etc.  Or what?   To strip it all off seems overkill. 

Anyone  :unsure:
Thanks  :)


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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 15:38 »
Bitumen paint over the joints might do the job. This is what we had to do with our garage roof when we re-felted last year. It was in the YouTube advice we watched, so might help with the shed

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 17:08 »
Is there possibly a crack along the ridge? That's what happened on mine so hubby attached a length of guttering(upside down😉) to the ridge. Been fine since

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 09:20 »
I will try that Sunny ☺

It's not a ridge one, it's a wotsit?     Erm, pent! I think it's called

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 09:44 »
I will try that Sunny ☺

It's not a ridge one, it's a wotsit?     Erm, pent! I think it's called
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You need to paint a stripe about six inches wide spanning the two pieces of bitumen. I had a think, and it may be that rain is coming in through a nail hole, so putting a dob over any other nail head while you are up there might be good

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 08:34 »
Thanks Sunny ☺ I could spit!  😊  it looks so darned neat and tidy.  Just when you think all is well  :wub:  Another job to add to the burgeoning to-do list 😑   I have left a bowl in the shed to catch the drips

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 01:13 »
have you thought about putting clear fibre glass over the felt, it lasts many, many more years than felt, I got this advise of a builder relative who hasn't changed his garage roof in 15 years! thanks to this lol

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Re: Shed roof leak
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 19:08 »
It's not blowing in between the roof and the walls is it?



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