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Roof Repair Products

No matter what is wrong with your roof, there is a large line of roof supply products from various manufacturers that can help to fix whatever it may be that is currently wrong with your roof. First, you need to decide what type of fix you are looking for, either permanent or temporary. You also need to access how serious the problem really is, and understand what types of roofing materials might be in-use on your home. Different types of roof materials include fiberglass, asphalt, flat roofs, cedar, and various accessories. Based upon how serious the problem is, and what type of material has been used on your home, here are some of your options:

Duct Tape Saves the Day

If your house has a roofing system made of thermoplastic roofing, fixing a leak may be as simply as finding where the leak is located, climbing onto your roof, cleaning the area, and patching the leak with duct tape. Duct tape is water and weather resistant, and is safe to use for patching this type of roofing system. You should not consider using this type of patch if your house is not equipped with a thermoplastic roofing system.


Sealant is wonderful because it will work on any type of roof if you are in need of emergency repairs. Roof taping is the most common form of sealant. Be sure to thoroughly clean your roof and apply pressure to the tape after laying each section. You must fully cover any damaged or leaking section in order to make the repair actually work.

Plastic Cement

If repairing single-ply built-up-roofing (BUR) or a modified bitumen BUR roof system, you may be able to complete the repair with plastic cement. The specific product name you need to look for is called plastic roof, asphalt plastic, flashing or mastic cement. Another advantage of this type of repair is that you can complete it even if your roof is wet. You just need to remember to remove and debris, first.

These are just a few of the many possible products you can use to fix your roof. If you need help choosing what type of roofing product is right for your home, have questions, or would like a professional to help with your roofing repair, you should call the friendly people at Chouinard Bros. They would be more than happy to help you explore options, and get that leak stopped today.

Please note: Chouinard Bros. does not recommend any homeowner complete repairs to their roof of their own. Our technicians are skilled at performing this work and have received years of training to understand how to complete repairs safely.

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