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Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« on: September 12, 2015, 12:17:50 PM »
At my age (over 39 :lol:), I just can't climb a twenty-five foot ladder to access my roof anymore.
(Fear has Nothing to do with it!  :blushing: )

My question: I have two small leaks (nail holes?) which are dripping inside from the roof.

I bought a can of that rubberized spray (FlexSeal) and since the drips are very small, can I get away with coating the holes with the seal .. on the inside?
(attic access)

I know that this Not the correct way to do the job but if it will hold until next year, I plan on getting the roof replaced anyway.
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 12:33:47 PM »
At my age (over 39 :lol:), I just can't climb a twenty-five foot ladder to access my roof anymore.
(Fear has Nothing to do with it!  :blushing: )

My question: I have two small leaks (nail holes?) which are dripping inside from the roof.

I bought a can of that rubberized spray (FlexSeal) and since the drips are very small, can I get away with coating the holes with the seal .. on the inside?
(attic access)

I know that this Not the correct way to do the job but if it will hold until next year, I plan on getting the roof replaced anyway.

That is something you can also ask Elfie in the Living Room.  Elfie and husband do roof work for a living. 
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 12:50:50 PM »
At my age (over 39 :lol:), I just can't climb a twenty-five foot ladder to access my roof anymore.
(Fear has Nothing to do with it!  :blushing: )

My question: I have two small leaks (nail holes?) which are dripping inside from the roof.

I bought a can of that rubberized spray (FlexSeal) and since the drips are very small, can I get away with coating the holes with the seal .. on the inside?
(attic access)

I know that this Not the correct way to do the job but if it will hold until next year, I plan on getting the roof replaced anyway.
Yes, the flex seal will do a temp fix.  Just know the deck will become damaged.  More than it is now.
Hope that helps.

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 01:02:57 PM »
Yes, the flex seal will do a temp fix.  Just know the deck will become damaged.  More than it is now.
Hope that helps.

So it is one of those  "You can pay me now, or pay me later" things.
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015, 01:42:26 PM »
Thank You Elfie!
(Hadn't thought about the deck thing)

Yep Walks .. Kinda like: "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today" thing.  :thumbsup:

Tight on money but plenty of skimping to go around! :lol:

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 02:05:34 PM »
Thank You Elfie!
(Hadn't thought about the deck thing)

Yep Walks .. Kinda like: "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today" thing.  :thumbsup:

Tight on money but plenty of skimping to go around! :lol:

Yep, my first thinking was where would the water go then.   It's nice when you have people on the board that can help each other. 

My neighbor came by about 3 years ago and I was up 14'.  He made me get down and took all my big ladders away.  He said if you need to get up over 4' at your age call one of the men from the shop.   It will be a standing order for them to come over and do what is need. 
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Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 02:16:08 PM »
Yep, my first thinking was where would the water go then.   It's nice when you have people on the board that can help each other. 

My neighbor came by about 3 years ago and I was up 14'.  He made me get down and took all my big ladders away.  He said if you need to get up over 4' at your age call one of the men from the shop.   It will be a standing order for them to come over and do what is need.
Would ya mind sending them my way after they're done? :lol:

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 02:28:59 PM »
So it is one of those  "You can pay me now, or pay me later" things.
Most definitely. By sealing under the leak,,,the water will do damage even more.  Then just find another way thru.
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2015, 02:29:41 PM »
Would ya mind sending them my way after they're done? :lol:

You just got to love framing people. 
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2015, 02:35:31 PM »
Thank You Elfie!
(Hadn't thought about the deck thing)

Yep Walks .. Kinda like: "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today" thing.  :thumbsup:

Tight on money but plenty of skimping to go around! :lol:
You are welcome.   That goop comes n it in spray I think... If it comes on a caulking tube use that, you might get lucky and get it sealed temporary both top and bottom.
Keep an eye on it, who knows what it will do in winter.
Keep an eye on it from now til you can get it done.  Don't think you can just do it once n that's it.
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2015, 03:51:11 PM »
Caulk it first, then coat it.
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 06:35:59 PM »
At my age (over 39 :lol:), I just can't climb a twenty-five foot ladder to access my roof anymore.
(Fear has Nothing to do with it!  :blushing: )

I busted my leg at age-59, wrongly calculating the tilt-angle of the ladder and the heaviness of a shingle-load...  Dumbness had everything to do with that

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2016, 05:31:25 PM »
I bought one of these recently.



http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Fall-Protection-10800-Extension/dp/B003HKRVHU

I've not used it yet, but I have "HIGH" hopes !

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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2016, 06:32:46 PM »
I bought one of these recently.



http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Fall-Protection-10800-Extension/dp/B003HKRVHU

I've not used it yet, but I have "HIGH" hopes !



 :lol:  Now this makes fell soooooooo safe at my age.    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:
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I can use them for getting on and off the Jon.   :sneaky:
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Re: Too Old To Climb A Very High Roof (Fix a leak)
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 05:02:27 AM »
I busted my leg at age-59, wrongly calculating the tilt-angle of the ladder and the heaviness of a shingle-load...  Dumbness had everything to do with that!

My wife took me off roofs about 12 years ago. I am very grateful.
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