Need help from a pro. flat roof leaking


#1

I have a flat roof over my garage (tar and rock) that is leaking. I have removed all of the rocks that could be removed but quite a few are imbedded in the tar. The tar is old and brittle with many cracks. Any suggestions on how to prepare a flat roof like this. I have been told peel and stick and elastomeric roofing? Maybe some advice from someone who has dealt with this type of roof before.


#2

I say install a new clean substrate and a waterproofing membrane system over that, if possible. If it is too badly cracked up, best to do it anew.


#3

tear it off and start new.if your roof is cracked,chances are there is bad decking underneath.


#4

Tear it off to the bare wood, inspect the existing deck and torch apply a bituminous membrane. Fully adhered EPDM is also a possible option. I like Firestone products myself. I don’t do re-covers at all.