How To Patch A Metal Roof – Temporarily

DO NOT do this at home, we are patching another person’s patch job. We had to go get flashing to cover the area where the metal had rusted through.

The best way to fix this roof would be a metal roof, but we need to stay within the customers budget. We did the best we could without replacing the roof.

00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Went and got a 20″ flashing and covered the rusted out roof.
01:25 Not our style, but what the customer insisted on-don’t do this at home
04:20 It’ll be way better than it was
05:30 Roofing screws every 6″ on this temporary patch
06:00 Now that the metal is semi solid, we’re adding the tar
06:30 He’s using a cheapy drywall finishing knife
10:00 Patch after for as long as it will last
11:00 We won’t guarantee this, we’re patching someone else’s patch.
11:20 Be an American not an American’t

Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.

“You get to show them?”

It’s a heavy duty, piece of steel. This is kind of you putting a bed at your trailer.

“I was going to say you get pictures of that before you put that over?”


“Well, not pictures, but…”

I put my hands up inside of it. All rotted out through there. We had to cut the screws off and then fold, get this a 20 inch flashing and we folded it into the gutter. We’ll fasten that. We put it up underneath here about three inches should cover all those holes that were rotted out right here.

Um, being’s it’s on a slope… Oh, this quarter inch bit ain’t going to work or not very well you gotta be careful not strip this out. Oh, this is really not my style. I would recommend not to do this at home.

“But this is a job somebody already messed up.”

But that’s these people as a rule, they don’t listen to what I have to say.

You going to fall off? Which is good. There’s not much there. All rusted out.

“How did you… I’m like how did you rip the flashing that easy?”

I don’t know.

“Going to be better than it was.”

Way better.

“There’s a real solution. This is called putting a metal roof on.”

Yes. Non magnetic tip. See if you can find me some more screws, John.

You can’t. They’re just six inches. These are roofing screws. They have gaskets on them, rubber gaskets and it’s just a temporary thing. And far as I’m concerned, if you do it right, you’re going to not do it this way. If you guys watch this channel very much, you’ll have seen me do metal roofing. And that’s what I suggest for the situation. But I don’t think they’ll listen to me.

They want me just fix it. So here we go. I’m going to patch this now. So I got this where, I’m going to put the gloves on because I’m likely to get it on me. This is a stuff you get at Lowe’s. I think they’re fasing this out to get another brands. Their brand, but anyways it’s a plastic roof cement or rubberized roof patch.

This is a cheapy finishing knife in the drywall area actually get a three pack for 3.68 trying to make it smooth on the edges, so it won’t collect. You also want to pack it in.

All right, so for as long as this will last the wind is going to flop this roof around. A lot of times you see people throw a tires up on the roof to keep it from making the roof rattle when they call a roof rumble actually made a long time ago they made some what they call roof rumble buttons and they were screwing through the roof into the rafters and that was stop all the rumble but guess what that metal that you put screws into there or those rumble ones would rip and tear every direction.

So I don’t like guarenteeing any patch. And this is not my patch. This is me patching somebody else’s patch.

When you got onto a roof like this, unless you do it the way I do it, which is fastened one bys or two bys to the roof and then put a metal roof on it with insulation. If you don’t, they’ll sweat. You’ll run down to the screws and leak anyway. So I think I’ve showed several videos here that here I am patching up with somebody else did. Hopefully my reputation doesn’t get marred because the thing leaks three or four years from now, two years from one year from now.

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