**** flat roof issues
just noticed a leak in the bathroom ceiling, been pissing it down and the orientation of the house probably hasn’t helped.
Anyhow, options, i am guessing a proper repair isn’t really an option just before christmas and best left for the spring/summer.
So what are the best temporary fixes? I am guessing the problem is the either the lead flashing or the roofing felt underneath, against the wall of the house where the flat roofed extension meets the original victorian exterior wall.Posted 4 years ago
If you can pinpoint the exact point of leakage then apply some silicone mastic sealant to try and stop the flow on a temporary basis.
Nor very likely i fear, i can guess on the basis i know where the water is on the inside, but have no real idea of how far the water will have flowed from the point it got in to the point it left!!!!!!
not happy, got a fitter booked for begin of Jan to gut the bathroom!!!!!!
The liquid painty stuff and just lots where i think the problem probably is in the best solution in the short term.Posted 4 years ago
aquashield is good,if not sure on point of water ingress coat the whole roof.should be able to get a 5 gallon drum for around £90 from a roofing supplier. if the felt is cracked or split apply flashband before coating, should be good for atleast a couple of yearsPosted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
The liquid painty stuff and just lots where i think the problem probably is in the best solution in the short term.
watch the weather forecast at this time of year though – from bitter experience… dry enough to paint it on can mean cold enough for it not to go off properly and as night draws in it freezes instead on sets. Then when it rains it thaws dissolves and you’ve got what looks like gallons of marmite dripping through your ceiling instead of just rainwaterPosted 4 years ago
apply this to the roof and to the brick wall as they are going to be porous i suspect. but not to the existing lead flashing, well i suppose it can’t hurt?
put a length on the flat roof and over the lead then another piece attached to the brickwork and laid over the lead and overlapping the first sheet. Does that make sense?
Any likely issues with this approach?Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Flexacryl is your only real option at this time of year, unless you re-roof.
It’s not cheap.
£40 for 5L, but as long as the surface is brushed clean it can go on even if it’s soaking wet.
Its a thick glass fibre reinforced paint. Covering the whole roof is the best bet, but failing that pay attention to joints, seems & obvious areas. For yours you’ll need to paint it a few inches up the flashing. If it’s too far gone your just buying time as, once it starts freezing hard, any moisture still in it will just crack it open again. If it’s a heated room underneath it might not be too bad.
Mine is getting an EPDM roof as soon as I can afford it. Neighbour had his done, & these chaps sell all the kit…Posted 4 years ago
I used this to good effect, seems to go quite a wayPosted 4 years ago
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