Renewing the roof coat ...
This photo shows a very neglected roof - the roof coating is cracked and
actually has been lifted away from the surface by heat and moisture. This area is very liable
to be a source of leaks and needs immediate attention! The old roof coating must be scraped
away - some old fashioned elbow grease is needed. A stiff putty knife, similar to a mechanics
gasket scraper, is used to scrape away the old material. An electric heat gun will soften the
material for easier removal, although this still remains a tedious job.
Another area of this same roof ... this roof has not seen any attention for
The repaired area.
The roof coat has been re-newed and this vent is again sealed.
The finished roof. Depending on the original state of repair, this job would
take between one and six or eight hours. The roof coating should be inspected at least once a
year and touched up or re-newed as needed.