Here is the latest installment in the “technology” posts here in the EE forum. I got a leak in the roof of my shed and I have no idea how to fix it. Here is the whole sordid story:
I decide to hang the bikes from the wood ceiling of my home built shed to make a little room. It’s about 10x8 wooden shed that came with the house. It has this really rough stuff (like sandpaper, but much more course and stiff) nailed over the wood on the weather facing side of the roof. I broke through it with the hook for the bike.
I tried putting this strip of stuff that came in a roll on the roof where I assume the hole is. I also notice a lot of moss growing on the roof. I take my flat shovel and push it off to keep things tidy. Big mistake. Everywhere I shoveled it leaks like a sieve. Worse the strip of roof repair stuff I got doesn’t really work in the cold (or maybe it just doesn’t work period). It slowed the water down, but it still leaks.
I go back to home depot and get this Henry’s stuff. I watch the video, buy a can of Henry’s, and a trough to apply it. This stuff is much better, but it seems like it would be more effective if I knew where the leak was. I am just applying it on the seem in the tar paper rough stuff about where the water is coming in at. I am still getting water, but it seems like less.
I suppose I could get the large economy can of Henry’s and smear it over the entire roof, but I wonder if there is a less ghetto way of making this repair.
Anyone ever patch a roof? Can I just slap a sheet of plywood on it and expect it to keep my stuff dry? We have all our pictures and memorabilia in the shed, so I would really like to keep it as dry as possible in there.