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Ripped roofing felt: patch up with tape?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by mike004, 14 Jun 2005.

  1. mike004

    mike004

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    While I was up in the loft last evening, fitting some loft insulation, I noticed a 6 inch rip in the roofing felt. I could view the roof tiles through it.

    There is no evidence of water ingress. Can I safely patch this up with duck tape or do I need a more watertight solution?

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    Mike
     
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    I wouldn't use tape, there are plenty bitumen products out there. You can buy bitumen on a roll which you heat it with a blowlamp or use something like High Performance Acrylic Roof Coat which have fibres built-in to bridge the gap up to 10mm wide and doesn't matter if the joint is wet. Available from wickes.
     
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    You can buy fibreglass webbing tape the type plasterers use and then paint over it with the bitumen based pain/coatings
     
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    I can guarantee that there would be a dozen other places where rain would seep in if there were no tiles but they are not so apparent......why bother at all! if your roof covering is sound.
     
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