Repair of the roof of the garage - all the ways their own hands

Repair of the garage roof

Garage - a favorite place of "rest" allRussian men. Where you can sleep, chat with "colleagues", and her favorite treat just to be alone with his thoughts. But what to do if it violates the unity of a leaking roof? That's right, you should immediately correct the situation and begin to repair the roof of the garage, because if flows in one place, then in a few days will be another leak, followed by another and another. And so it will be up to infinity, or rather as long as your patience will burst and you do not take an ax.


  • Repair of soft roof
    • Prepare for future work
    • Details of repair handling
    • How to lay roofing material
    • Laying Bikrost in stages

  • Specificity rigid roof repair

Repair of soft roof

Why an ax? - You ask, so that in addition to roofing and asphalt mastic you will need another and this tool. In general, for the repair of soft roof need the following materials and tools:

  • ax
  • knife
  • building dryer
  • gas-burner
  • gas bottle
  • tin pail
  • bitumastic
  • ruberoid
  • broom

Prepare for future work

Most garage cooperatives all garagesgo in one continuous series, so if you have decided the roof is not "patched" pieces, and change completely, then you have to go to their neighbors to agree to do it at the same time. Otherwise you run the risk of severely damage relations with colleagues in the cooperative, since, to repair your roof, you are sure to destroy part of the neighbors roof. Surely they would not welcome such a trouble.

But usually not solidary to find, sosafely climb onto the roof of his garage and start to clean it of debris. However, there is one thing that is sure to take into account - to engage in the flooring or the soft roof repair should be in a dry warm weather.

Removing leaves and debris with a broom, carefullyInspect the surface of the roof may not have a chance to remove it completely, just cut down with an ax most problematic places and to patch holes formed. As a rule, soft roof, which more than a dozen years, can develop cracks, blisters or simply to break up the joints between layers of roofing material. Finding such, you need to take a sharp knife and cut the inflexible problem area crosswise. Then fold the edge and firmly press it to the roof surface, so as not to interfere with work and travel.

The resulting hole must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, and to remove all the moisture out by using a hair dryer or the construction of a gas burner. Preparation of the roof is finished.

Details of repair handling

Repairs the roof of the garage with his hands - It is not difficult and does not require any specialskills and knowledge. Take, for pouring tar or bitumen to cut through the holes. What you need promazyvat roof, or rather the problem areas mastic asphalt? This is done for the waterproofing of the damaged area, as well as for better grip materials with each other.

The most popular way to repair softroof - it lay a roofing material. This building material has one, but very important advantage - it's cheap, and it is perhaps the most important of his dignity. Although apart from this it also perfectly protects the roof from leaking.

In order to patch our holes, youwill need several pieces of roofing material, which you need to pre-cut from the roll. Keep an eye on the size - otrez should not be too big or too small.

Ready piece should be put into the hole in theas patches and press firmly. On top of it, apply another layer of mastic or resin. Now you can bend back the old roofing material and seal the edges of the resulting joints are yet another patch. Only now the chunk size should be larger than the damaged area by 15-20 cm (so you will ensure reliable waterproofing of joints). Promazhte all again mastic to surely.

Well, then you can lay a layer of roofing material, and you can leave everything as it is. But it's better to be safe even for ten years and cover the entire roof with fresh cloth.

How to lay roofing material

Before you lay roofing material, you need to give it time for him to "lie down" and straightened. 24 hours it will be sufficient.

To lay the panels need to pitch (tar)which will connect the old with the new coating and reliably protect all joints against leakage. "Cooking" it must be in a tin bucket or any other container that after the work is not a pity to throw. The recipe is simple: using a burner to melt the tar to the consistency of thick cream.

Bay, part of the roof, put the first web andjust walk around on it, although the resin and so fairly quickly grabbed. The second painting is necessary to lay on top with no large overlap (about 10-12 cm), and with the appearance of blisters or bubbles, it is likely that you need to make incisions with a knife, and again press firmly.

Application of resin to the roof of the garage

Applying resin to the damaged areas of the roof

Important: you need to start laying the roofing felt with the lowest point of the roof.

The first layer of roofing material should be dry for12 hours, and only then you can proceed to the second deck, and the joints of the two layers should not overlap. This is done in order to eliminate the possibility of moisture between the two layers. Pay special attention to those places where the roof adjacent to the walls of neighboring buildings or other structures.

Important: The number of layers of roofing material depends on the angle of the roof. If the slope angle of less than 15 degrees, you will need to lay at least 4 layers, if more than 16 - is not less than two.

Laying roofing

Waterproofing of a garage roof with roofing material

Roof Waterproofing ruberoid

Lay the fabric of roofing material should be overlapping

Laying Bikrost in stages

Bikrost - it surfaced waterproofing and roofing material, which is ideal for the repair of the old roof of the garage. Lay it must be as follows:

  • on cleaned and primed carefully rolled roll roofing material, but not all at once, and when necessary.
  • since the lower layer Bikrost oxidized bitumen, it is necessary to heat the gas burner, paying attention to the corners and edges of the canvas.
  • heating the cloth in such a way, presses it to the surface of the roof, gradually turning roll.
  • overlap between two adjacent blades must not be less than 7 cm.
  • to do the work you need to quickly and accurately as bitumen hardens within a few minutes.

In principle, this type of work does not differ from the decking roofing material, except that you do not have to waste time warming the resin and its application to the roof surface.

Laying Bikrost

Laying Bikrost - a simple and fast way to protect the roof from moisture

Specificity rigid roof repair

Some garages, as a rule, separatelystanding structure, have a rigid roof of metal or corrugated board. To repair such a roof is not difficult, in fact replace the damaged sheet is not difficult, although there are also situations where, for example, in the garage or a tree fell meteorite (just kidding!). Then you have to lay decking again, and perhaps with the crate.

Let the last will of the whole. Take a sheet of corrugated board and fasten it with screws to the very top of the roof. Perform hardware needed from the middle to the edges of the sheet. The second sheet is laid on the first one wave overlapping and fastened in a similar manner.

Installation of corrugated board

Installation sheeting to the roof of the garage

The standard length of six meters of the garage, and the length of rigid roofing sheet - 1 meter. Thus it is not difficult to calculate that, you only need 12 sheets of corrugated board in order to cover the entire roof.

Laying metal

Laying on the metal roof of the garage

Metal mounted vice versa - from the bottom up,but not only in that it differs from the corrugated board. Fasteners should be carried out by means of self-tapping screws with rubber gasket, which acts as a limiter. Stela tile sheets need to overlap, and to secure the rows together using special locks, located at the bottom and the top of the sheet.

As you can now make roof repairsGarage your hands is quite real and quite simple. The main thing - to observe the precautions, because two meters above ground level - it's not a joke. It's easy to slide down and break his arms and legs. Be careful and attentive!

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