An emergency roof repair usually happens when there’s a sudden leak that is damaging property. You get a call from a tenant and you know it’s not something that can wait.
We send a crew as soon as possible. When we get there we do an investigation to find the cause. In this case it’s a split in the metal transition. It’s raining so we have to do a temporary repair. A permanent repair requires drying time.
Once found we’ll do a quick temporary repair. If we can do a permanent repair we will. In most cases the repair is temporary; It will stop the leak but won’t fix the problem.
Here, you can see, we applied SBS mastic to temporarily seal the split. We also installed a new bulb screen at the gutter drain to prevent debris from backing up.
We return about a week later under better weather to make a permanent roof repair. We start by removing the temporary repair.
We apply a primer to start the permanent repair.
Next we apply flash and then fleece.
After applying another layer of flash over the fleece and a bulb screen the permanent repair is complete.