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Tarp tent over leaking garage roof.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by gazza_11, 3 Jun 2021.

  1. gazza_11

    gazza_11

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    My flat garage roof has been leaking and lack of funds means I'm having to tarp it. I have a load of old bricks so I was thinking of loose-laying a couple of courses down the centre then putting the tarp over thus forming a tent. The idea is that the tarp will last longer as any rainwater eventually leaking through will run down the underside of it rather than soak into the roof and any moisture from the roof if it does get a little damp in places will condense on the underside of the tarp and likewise run off down the undersides of the tarp. Or is this not worth the bother and I should just lay the tarp flat and keep replacing it until I can afford a proper roofing material installation? gazza_11_garage_roof_1.jpg gazza_11_garage_roof_2.jpg
     
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    It won't last long if the wind catches it, better laying tight to deck and fix to sides with tile batten then weight it down with bricks.
     
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    It would have been a fully closed tent but, in the end, I decided it would be too much faff, also imagining it would fail and take off like a kite, so I decided to just tarp it the normal way (like you suggested). Thanks :)
     
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