DIY roof repair



we're designing spaces this show that's all about you and your space your home and surroundings I'm Debi Marie and I'm David Jones our theme today is home improvement goes high-tech and we've lined up some very interesting topics for homeowners around the country you know usually when we say high-tech we go digital but not everything high-tech is electric that's absolutely right sometimes new technology means you can complete do-it-yourself projects easier than ever before and we are all over they're all over it so stick around see it right here on designing spaces a leaky roof poses big problems for homeowners first of all the water damage builds up over time and then you have the cost of a roofer that can drain on the bank account but not every roof leak requires major repair sometimes all it takes are a few simple tools a little bit of knowledge and the right material that's right today we take on a do-it-yourself roof repair project with time it is inevitable your home's roof will develop leaks then your heart sinks you know it can be a major expense to hire a contractor to make the appropriate repairs designing spaces has good news although many roofing projects are meant to be left to the professionals you may be able to do it yourself with minimal costs today we show you how you can protect your greatest investment without draining your bank account we're here with Jerry Chavez from Henry company to guide us through a DIY roof repair yes I just said DIY and repair in the same sentence Jerry welcome back to designing spaces think it's a pleasure to be here and we're here at Frank's home now he thinks he has a roof leak so Jerry is going to guide all of us on how to fix it as a DIY project looking forward to it yes so let me ask you unless we're having water come through our ceiling how do we know if we have our roof leak that's a good question but before we get started it's important to reiterate that DIY errs can take on these types of projects but they can be dangerous so always think safety first good point now we have three areas of the roof where typically leaks will develop first you want to check for crack splits or breaks or any visible problems second you want to check all roof penetrations such as skylights chimneys or roof vents as 80% of roof leaks occur at some penetration and third you want to check where you have any dissimilar materials such as wear metal meets brick or shingles meet metal these surfaces expand and contract at different rates and tend to pull away from each other it lucio could indicate a leak okay now I notice you have different products here so can you tell us what their differences are and their specific applications absolutely so we have three products here today we have a patch clear patch and roof repair fabric now wet patch is an asshole based leak stopper that can be applied on wet or dry surfaces under water and from 20 to 120 degrees fahrenheit our top-of-the-line product is Henry 209 extreme wet patch and that offers a lifetime warranty so for the life of the roof you're covered the next product is to a tardes rubberized wet patch and that offers a 10 year warranty then we have Henry 183 roof repair fabric and that reinforces the patch and provides five times strength and durability and finally we have here today Henry 212 LV which is a crystal-clear ceiling well Jerry with all of that how do I know what I'm going to need well that's a good question before we decide what products we'll need to do the repair let's go up on the roof and take a look and that'll determine what products we'll need to do the repair ok you know what I'm gonna let you guys do that I'll just stay down here and supervise so good let's do it let's do it alright have fun be safe you no jury which just said confirms what I already thought this section right here is directly over my bedroom and that's where the leak developed that looks mighty suspicious to me what do you think that's a pretty typical scenario here we have shingles meeting rolled roofing plus we have some loose material so what do we do that's easy will use Henry 209 and repair fabric that will give us an instant permanent patch I like it I'm ready all right let's do it okay so I brought along a selection of tools we may be using you got a roofing trial a putty knife utility knife brush and of course safety goggles and gloves Wow you know I actually have most of my garage already Frank you know that's no surprise most of these tools can be found in a typical homes tool chest okay so what do we do now okay so before we get started we want to make sure the surface is clean so we're going to use the brush and the putty knife to remove all dirt dust or any loose particles that may prevent a smooth patch okay now this is pretty solid yeah you don't want to probably too much you only want to remove anything that is loose looks like ready okay Frank now that the surface has been cleaned we're ready to do what is known as a 3-course patch in step one we'll apply a quarter inch layer of wet patch into the repair area and we'll work the wet patch into the break spreading in two to four inches beyond the repair area feathering the edges got it right now here Jerry that looks good cool okay so in step two will reinforce the patch with Henry roof repair fabric which will give us five times strength and durability okay right right over the break just tap it down with the trowel like so you can go heavier than that that makes sense pushing a little more pressure there you go and that's all there's to it okay and finally in step three we're going to apply another quarter inch layer of wet patch over the top completely covering the fabric once again feather the edges we want to get a smooth patch so that water will run off of it make sense Jerry wanna avoid digging in too much right a little worried about rolling that fabric correct yeah you want to just cover it completely and avoid having the fabric come up remember to feather the edges so how's that looking that looks really good and that completes a three course patch and now you have a permanent solution with their lifetime warranty all right then you know what we're up here it's a good idea to do a little preventive maintenance remember I mentioned that where you have penetrations or dissimilar materials come together that those are possible leak areas yep well let's take this opportunity and go leak proof some of those let's you when we return Jerry will review and evaluate the work done by Frank plus pass along some other great tips every DIY er can use designing spaces we'll be right back before the break Gerry showed Frank how to safely and efficiently repair a small leak on his roof with step-by-step instructions now let's rejoin them to see how Frank's work grades out according to Gerry hey guys welcome back so Jerry how did Frank – well Frank all I can say is great job and Debbie he did an excellent job and as you can see it's easy to do thanks Jerry you know I love DIY projects and this one saved me a ton of cash you know cost a couple hundred bucks just to get a roofer out to give an estimate that's right and Henry products provide a permanent long lasting solution and are backed by the longest warranties available such as a 209 that we use today which has a lifetime warranty well it looks good so job well done and you both were safe that's right and remember while working on a roof can be dangerous taking certain safety precautions can lead to a successful DIY roof repair project be sure to read the entire product label first and follow the safety instructions on your ladder and for more complex repairs and high pitched roofs be sure to consult your roofing professional right but it is nice to know that a homeowner can do a small roof repair as a DIY project yes well thank you I appreciate it now the website where can we learn more about Henry products yeah that's easy go to WWN recom okay easy enough thank you so much for being here today and thank you Frank for letting us be part of your roof repair hey you bet appreciate it well we're gonna have a link to their website on ours at designing spaces TV and be sure to check us out on facebook at facebook.com/ /d spaces TV thanks for watching we'll see you soon buh-bye when it comes to the topic like Today Show home improvements and technology we could go on for hours hours really I might pull something I don't think I think we've covered enough we have a ton of great info on today's show and I hope you enjoyed it so it is time to call it a wrap I'm David Jones Debbie Marie I guess we'll see you next time okay that's right all right you can visit these websites to learn more about the participants on this edition of designing spaces

18 Comments

  • Dangerna

    April 14, 2019

    This is like everyone of those god awful not real life situation bob villa videos, bad acting, bad dialogue, bad everything.

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  • yann SACRAMENT

    April 14, 2019

    proud to be roofer and drain your bank account guys!

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  • Rob O

    April 14, 2019

    He should have squared the patch area so it didn’t look sloppy.

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  • Guy Code Academy.com

    April 14, 2019

    I used Henry on my garage roof three years ago and the leaks never returned. It's good to go up there from time to time and check to see if there's any new damage. Rolled roofing especially will crack over time.

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  • d thorne

    April 14, 2019

    Good god, what a mess. Not a repair at all.

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  • qmax1969

    April 14, 2019

    just can't believe what I saw ,
    #1 this patch is completely ugly and will depreciate the value on your roof.
    #2 tar application should be underneath the starter and first row of shingles not on tap.
    #3 if you decide to apply tar on tap of shingles you should apply at least same color granules

    #4 this specific repair is wrong water will penetrate between cut off tabs and will be trapped under shingles, eventually nails will rust and water will be dripping tru nail holes.

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  • Johnny Cooper

    April 14, 2019

    yall take 2 dam long

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  • dallas belanger

    April 14, 2019

    It's never a good idea for a homeowner to be on their own room. It's always best to hire a professional especially in a dangerous place like a roof. I think it's the barrel you're responsible for these two people to recommend that a homeowner get on their own house and repair their own roof in such a dangerous environment.

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    April 14, 2019

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  • Jan Sullivan

    April 14, 2019

    What a couple of doe dicks. That roof "repair" was poorly done and, at best, is only very temperary.

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  • Ben Curtis

    April 14, 2019

    That DID NOT fix the leak at all. It never does. You can't place Henry's on a leak (with fabric) and think it's going to work. Every homeowner knows it didn't work when they have to call another roofer year after year to come fix the leak. Each roofer, year after year, ends up slapping more and more Henry's on the leak. Why? Because, like most roofers, they have no idea how to use Henry's correctly. Even the guy from Henry's is NOT a roofer, and does not know how to repair a roof. Henry's dries, and when it does, it cracks and splits. The mesh won't hold it together. Plus the most important thing in roofing– everything above overlaps EVERYTHING below. They went over the asphalt shingles and onto the flat roof. If slapping Henry's everywhere "stops leaks" then everyone is a roof repair guy.

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  • J o n a t h a n

    April 14, 2019

    flat roofs are the worst.
    also if you using roofing cement just use your hands and gloves its easier to apply.

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  • Cal Graham

    April 14, 2019

    Wow hello pink sweater yea

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  • PoolBoysTX1

    April 14, 2019

    I would never repair my rood like this… looks terrible… but then again my home is worth over 700K.

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  • ProMasterSolutions

    April 14, 2019

    Good job, thanks for posting and sharing this video.

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  • Jc Decastro

    April 14, 2019

    I'm a single mom,my first house had a flat roof,I got quotes from roofers in excess of 10k to fix multiple leaks from a storm ( I didn't have a spare 10k) I used this or a similar product,it worked fiiiiine,for years guys 😉

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  • Daniel McDonald

    April 14, 2019

    how much of this video do I have to watch to actually see how to repair a roof?

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  • Chris Ewing

    April 14, 2019

    That would absolutely still leak. Water will enter in the keyway and have no were to go except into the home. Extremely poor job.

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