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Henry roof seal


Anyone ever use the Henry roof seal from Home Depot.  It comes in 5 gal. buckets, says it's water base and is applied with a roller.
I am thinking about getting 25 or 30 gallons and coating the whole flat roof on a rental house.

Just trying to find out any pros/cons before I spend $400.00 or $500.00.

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  I havn't used any of that particular sealer,,   but I do know that HENRYS is a good brand, and have used their flashing goopy stuff

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it will work if you clean everything good but in alot of cases it doesnt last long.it would be easier to tell if we could see it.like bad rat said.it is pretty good stuff.

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  Might get a bit more infromation   here
http://www.henry.com/Cool_Roof_Coatings.28.0.html

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Haffasst wrote:

Anyone ever use the Henry roof seal from Home Depot.  It comes in 5 gal. buckets, says it's water base and is applied with a roller.
I am thinking about getting 25 or 30 gallons and coating the whole flat roof on a rental house.

Just trying to find out any pros/cons before I spend $400.00 or $500.00.



And the reason for coating is..........................??????????

What type of roof do we have????

Coatings are nice as long as the main roofing product has been installed properly. If this is a "torch-down" or "torch-applied" roof, then an aluminum asphalt emulsion coating would be OK. It actually helps protect from UV degradation. If you are thinking that this will help stop leaks.............get to the source of the leaking first. It's a real bear to patch AFTER you have coated a roof with any kind of emulsion coating.

The coating must be heated first, then removed, then patching of the affected area.......then re-coated. Henry's is a good name. Personally I preferred "Karnak" coatings as they were awesome to work with.

A little more info would be helpful. I know I have been away from here lately but am still checking in. I'm getting a new business started and I'm really busy. I guess that's a good thing but not for regular input on this site.

Roofing can be a real headache if not done properly. Any pics?????????

Later, John

 



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I'm looking at a similar dilemma.

The roof of my "barn", and I use that term loosely, is partly shingles, partly asphalt roll, and mostly shot. Just like my bank account. While I'd love a new steel roof, it's simply out of the question cost wise. Ditto for any kind of new roof.

So, I've thought about rolling on everything from that crap they roll onto mobile home roofs, to rolling on some bedliner. No doubt cost would become a prohibitive factor on these as well. Maybe I could do it small sections per month or something.

Physically, I'm shot too. I just spent 20 minutes trying to patch up the exposed nail heads (Whichever previous owner built this thing, really did a CRAP job. By rights, the roof should come off entirely and be reframed, but again, the funds simply are not there) with that rubbery crap in a spray can. Lot easier than the tar I've used previously. Not too bad of a price, got them at Menard's I think, when they were half price.

You're right, it needs to have the underlying problems fixed, or they'll just keep surfacing, but when it's not physically or financially possible, one does what one can do, and no more.

Thoughts, comments? And please, if you're just going to say "Fix it right", don't bother unless you're volunteering materials and labor. I can only do what I can do, just looking to buy as much time as possible for the least cost and effort.

THANKS!



-- Edited by thirdroc17 on Wednesday 25th of September 2013 01:00:53 PM

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So, looked at the price of bedliner, OUCH! The Henry stuff listed above seems like the best chance for the buck, but the directions say trowel on. I can't bend over, nor work from my knees anymore due to combined back/hip problems. Hence, why I'm looking for roll on. A long handle on a roller I should be able to do.

For this year, I sprayed Leak Seal on the worst of the areas. Picked up 5 cans at half price earlier in the year, wound up having to get 5 more at 25% off. Even that took two days and several pain pills.

The search continues.

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Your best bet dollar wise is probably asphalt shingles and patches with waferboard where needed.......Could throw a tarp over it for now while you get some money together I guess

I have a shed that needs a new roof too....maybe in the spring

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It's a sad truth that at some point patching a roof becomes a losing proposition, and that point often comes sooner than later. I fought the roof on our place in the Sierras for ten years, and sold the house with a disclosure statement about it. I had finally figured out the problem, got tired of fighting with the outfit that put the roof on when we bought the house, and worked a seasonal fix that kept most of the damage to a minimum. But in truth, I should have just torn it off and re done it from the sheathing up.

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thirdroc17 wrote:

I can't bend over, nor work from my knees anymore due to combined back/hip problems. Hence, why I'm looking for roll on. A long handle on a roller I should be able to do. - - - - - - - - - - Even that took two days and several pain pills.


 T-roc, there are several of us members here that can feel your pain when it comes to lost flexibility and endurance that have seemed to gone their own ways.  I've been a sheetrocker and horseshoer and, IMHO, roofing is the absolute worse on your body.  Here's a thought, however, you might be able to fabricate yourself a trowel with a long handle that would allow you to trowel it on and not have to bend or kneel.  ?just a thought?

Good LUck and take care of yourself,

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Hmmmm, long handled trowel, eh? That might work!

The ol' body doesn't always age well, I know I'm not the only one, just wanted to get all the info out there on capabilities, etc.


Thanks for the suggestions, and hopefully one of these years soon, I'll be able to get someone in here and do it right. That only raises the next question, finding Mr. Right. THAT didn't sound right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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thirdroc17 wrote:

Hmmmm, long handled trowel, eh? That might work!

The ol' body doesn't always age well, I know I'm not the only one, just wanted to get all the info out there on capabilities, etc.


Thanks for the suggestions, and hopefully one of these years soon, I'll be able to get someone in here and do it right. That only raises the next question, finding Mr. Right. THAT didn't sound right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 when you do find mr Right,, be sure to write a book on the process,,, millions of women would like to know how to find Mr right,, as for most women I have known,, mr right doesn't or will ever exist,  no such animal,,biggrin 



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I'm with a lady now who was a Mr. Left, and is she ever glad he did!!!!!

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If you find a spare Mr. Right under 50 that our 2nd kid, daughter #1 of 3, could use, pass him on.

Someday I'll explain to her that none of us are quite "right"



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What was the original question again?



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thirdroc17 wrote:

What was the original question again?


 "If it takes a hen and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half - - - then ?how long would it take a rooster sitting on a brass doorknob to hatch a hardware store? - - - - GIVE UP? - - - so did the rooster !"



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