Carol C
Carol C
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Asked on Oct 5, 2012

I have a shed that I need to replace, but can't do it until Spring/

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The roof is compromised and shows wetness in four spots, one spot very soft. What kind of a patch could I put on it to get it through the winter. I have expensive equipment in there that I need to protect from the weather.
6 answers
  • 3po3
    on Oct 6, 2012

    I know someone who put a tarp over a shed, and held it down with bungee cords. Might work for you. The price is right.

  • Carol C
    on Oct 6, 2012

    Thank you, Steve, that sure is an option. Hopefully, some more ideas will surface here.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 6, 2012

    Rather than bungees a strip of lumber can be laid over the edge of the tarp and screwed into the roof deck. Laying the tarp as flat and tight as possible will prevent the edges from getting lifted by the wind. The tarp should extend up and over the roofs ridge to provide a water proof flow path

  • Carol C
    on Oct 6, 2012

    Thanks KMS I was wondering about wind because it gets pretty brutal here in the Winter. That's an option I think I will go with. Thanks so much!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 7, 2012

    @Carol C I'm sure the winds may seem big to you there...but here in the mountains it take on a whole new meaning. http://www.networx.com/article/the-art-of-surviving-a-colorado-wind-sto

  • Just to add one more thing. The blue tarps that are sold. Do not last very long in bright sunlight. It may not last the entire winter before breaking down and leaking. So I suggest that you use a good quality plastic first, then cover with the blue tarp. This will assure that no water can make its way into the shed. If you do as KMS stated to hold the tarp down, I would be sure to allow along the low part where water will be draining off to keep a few gaps of a few inches or so along that edge to allow for a place in which water if it does indeed begin to leak a way out.

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