Roof repair while raining?
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04 Apr 2009 01:12 AM
Its been raining three days and going to rain three more. My roof is leaking and has some major shingle damage from storms. Can I repair it while its raining without causing more problems or do I need to wait until its fully dry?
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04 Apr 2009 07:56 AM
temp repair with roofing cement, then review the roof's condition and plan on replacing it.

If there is only one layer of shingles, asphalt or fiberglass or organic, you can add a second layer over top. Two or more layers requires stripping the roof before new.
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04 Apr 2009 02:32 PM
You could do a permanent repair to asphalt shingles in the rain. You do it the same as when not raining....only wetter.
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07 Apr 2009 09:16 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I really looking for it. If I have any other issues then I be back to you. I hope both of you don't mine.
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13 Apr 2009 03:44 AM
What is the best shingle to use when reproofing a house?
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14 Apr 2009 06:35 AM
Can I roof over the top of my existing roof?
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14 Apr 2009 06:50 AM
If you have standard 3 tab shingles, and only one layer in place, then you can overlay a new roof. If you have more than one layer on your roof, or if your have heavier dimensional shingles, then you will have to do a tear off, and replacement.
Wes Shelby
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14 Apr 2009 06:55 AM
I agree with Wes about the rules of shingling.  However, in your case since you know you have leaks, I would recommend that the old shingles be removed so a thorough inspection can be made of the roof deck.  I have found rotted decking when there was no evidence of leaks from below.  I have also found that some of the flashing had to be replaced because of nail holes in the wrong place.
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