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Old 05-15-2020, 10:19 AM   #1
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Best way to temporarily waterproof holes in roof?

Got roof painting to do, and hole cutting for items we don't yet own.

Figure if I cut the holes now, I'll use less paint. Plus, I get to cut holes in metal now & now later
We've got monsoon season on the horizon. Some holes might not be filled by then.
How would you temporarily seal up holes in the roof from the outside in a manner that will come off clean & easy, but not rip off during a summer storm? Anything from 3/4" holes up to standard 14 x 14 openings.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:25 AM   #2
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Got roof painting to do, and hole cutting for items we don't yet own.

Figure if I cut the holes now, I'll use less paint. Plus, I get to cut holes in metal now & now later
We've got monsoon season on the horizon. Some holes might not be filled by then.
How would you temporarily seal up holes in the roof from the outside in a manner that will come off clean & easy, but not rip off during a summer storm? Anything from 3/4" holes up to standard 14 x 14 openings.
Really thin plexiglass and butyl tape maybe
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water proof holes

dont make a hole and it cant leak. easiest way to water proof a hole is not to make a hole.

anything you put on the roof is a possible victim to high winds... so an alternative is indoors or under cover. can you move this under any sort of awning ?

I have seen a tarp that was anchored with 55 gallon drums filled with water.... one of those 55 gallon drums ended up 100 ft away through the front windshield of somebody else's truck. That was not a fun day with the insurance company..... summer storm in Kansas.

That is why I say anything you put on the roof or over the roof is possible victim of the wind. I never ever would of thought that drum filled with water would ever have been picked up........

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dont make a hole and it cant leak. easiest way to water proof a hole is not to make a hole.

anything you put on the roof is a possible victim to high winds... so an alternative is indoors or under cover. can you move this under any sort of awning ?

I have seen a tarp that was anchored with 55 gallon drums filled with water.... one of those 55 gallon drums ended up 100 ft away through the front windshield of somebody else's truck. That was not a fun day with the insurance company..... summer storm in Kansas.

That is why I say anything you put on the roof or over the roof is possible victim of the wind. I never ever would of thought that drum filled with water would ever have been picked up........

william

All really good points. I may reconsider my plans.

That being said, the interior is gutted, the floor is sealed, and before I start cutting the interior shell will all be primed. So if it does get wet inside from a blown-off cover, it's not really that big a deal.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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Gator tape and plastic sheet has worked for me. For a 14x14 hole I'd put a slightly-bent strip of sheet metal over the hole first to keep the plastic propped up a bit and prevent water from accumulating.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:41 AM   #6
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What's gator tape, Musigenesis?


Only thing I find w/ a search is traction tape under that name.
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I was thinking the same thing about making sure I had all the holes made before paint so in case I messed up it would be easier to fix. I ended up cutting after paint and it wasn’t a big deal.
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What's gator tape, Musigenesis?


Only thing I find w/ a search is traction tape under that name.
Er, I meant Gorilla Tape. Sorry, I went to UF - we think we invented everything.
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Ok, got it. Thanks!
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Er, I meant Gorilla Tape. Sorry, I went to UF - we think we invented everything.
I dated two girls from UF. They were a blast but you ain't kidding about that.
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Did they use "Gator" tape on you?
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The only things we actually deserve credit for are Gatorade and the forward pass, invented by Steve Spurrier in the 1990s.
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I’m dyin’ ova here!!! LMAO!! GREAT response!! I grew up in Orlando and my whole family are Gator fans. ��
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Got roof painting to do, and hole cutting for items we don't yet own.

Figure if I cut the holes now, I'll use less paint. Plus, I get to cut holes in metal now & now later
We've got monsoon season on the horizon. Some holes might not be filled by then.
How would you temporarily seal up holes in the roof from the outside in a manner that will come off clean & easy, but not rip off during a summer storm? Anything from 3/4" holes up to standard 14 x 14 openings.
The don't make holes method of leak prevention is great. If you want to save on paint on the big spots you will cut in the future, mask them off before you paint. Be like a carpenter with CRS, measure 20 times and cut once, after dinner.
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