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leak in garage roof - what to do about it?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Klinsmann, 30 Apr 2009.

  1. Klinsmann

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    I have a leak in my garage roof, the water is coming through and slowly rotting one of the main beams. I can't afford a professional fix and I'm utterly useless at DIY, so advice appreciated.

    I think the water is getting in via a hole where a pin/big screw goes through to hold that part of the roof on. What I'm thinking as a first attempt is to get on a stepladder, then putting some of that expanding gunge stuff through/around the hole and hope that stops water coming in. Then get the bad wood off the beam and treat the remainder with something suitable which stops/prevents rot.
     
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    Parts of your post are not very clear, is the roof finish felt or somthing else? Any chance of a photy?

    This bit is very clear. :LOL:
     
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    Photo - yes - but how do I add it?

    Roof is I think something like corrugated sheets of fibeglass or another pressed material. I can't help but be vague, so if I can get a photo on I suspect that will say more than my words.
     
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    The original post - now with photo's:

    I have a leak in my garage roof, the water is coming through and slowly rotting one of the main beams. I can't afford a professional fix and I'm utterly useless at DIY, so advice appreciated.

    I think the water is getting in via a hole where a pin/big screw goes through to hold that part of the roof on. What I'm thinking as a first attempt is to get on a stepladder, then putting some of that expanding gunge stuff through/around the hole and hope that stops water coming in. Then get the bad wood off the beam and treat the remainder with something suitable which stops/prevents rot.

    Pictures in my album and (if this works) below.

    http://www.diynot.com/network/Klinsmann/albums/3315
     
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    acrypol applied around the bolt holes from the outside.
     
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    Thanks for that advice, I'll give it a go. Hopefully I won't fall through the garage roof in the process - not that you'd be liable if I do. :LOL:
     
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    Had a look round for Acropyl or similar to no avail, but found Thompson's roof and gutter sealant so I'll be on the roof putting that round the bolts and crossing my fingers.
     

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