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leaky roof question

Posted by caroleena (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 28, 08 at 13:55

we live in an 80 year old house with a slate roof. one of the tiles is loose. would it be possible to go up in the attic and apply cold seal as a temporary measure? it seems only to leak when the weather gets really bad- hurricane season in the southeast and all that.


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RE: leaky roof question

You can't stop a leak from underneath. The slate needs to be reattached or replaced. But from up top.
Casey


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RE: leaky roof question

I agree with Casey....

Casey

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RE: leaky roof question

yeah i was afraid of that :>(
i worry about anyone going up on that slate and maybe damaging more tiles but i guess i'll be putting my 18 yo son up there.


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RE: leaky roof question

Don't tread on the slate; you should lay a ladder with a "ridge hook" attachment on the roof first. (the ridge hook hooks on the ridge, keeps the ladder from sliding off.) You need a second ladder to get up on the roof, unless you have a convenient dormer or hatch. If you walk on the slates, they can crack, multiplying your woes.
Casey


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RE: leaky roof question

I'm not sure I would trust this to an 18 year old -- assuming he has no experience. Could you find a roofer to do it. I realize it's a small job -- maybe a good handyman who's worked with slate before.


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