A new way to repair a hole in a slate or metal roof

Hello everyone! Recently, a hole formed in the roof of my roof: I don't know where it came from - it may have formed after a strong hail. The roof of the house is slate, and it was possible, of course, to replace one sheet, but in the store I did not find a suitable wave, since I have it non-standard.

A new way to repair a hole in a slate or metal roof

So, in order to reliably seal such a hole, I will use a special compound. To make it, we need ordinary gasoline and Xylene solvent, as well as pieces of polystyrene or, as I have, penoplex.

A new way to repair a hole in a slate or metal roof
A new way to repair a hole in a slate or metal roof

Probably, many people know how to dissolve polystyrene. But for this I will use not just a solvent, but gasoline and xylene - so, unlike the first option, the composition will turn out to be more viscous and sticky. Dissolution is a little slower, but the result is much better!

We should get a mass similar in consistency to drying oil. If you make it too thick, then it will be a little more difficult to work with it.

Now we take some cotton fabric and cut a few rags for reinforcement - they should completely cover the hole in the slate!

With a brush, apply a good layer of the resulting glue around the hole, having previously cleaned the surface with sandpaper!

Then we put a tissue flap on the hole, press it well and smooth it so that it fits snugly to the surface.

Again, generously coat with glue so that the fabric is well saturated, smooth everything with a brush and smooth the edges.

Now we put another flap on top and in the same way coat it with an adhesive so that the fabric is completely saturated!

After about 15 hours, the whole thing will dry completely, and a very strong patch will form, which will definitely not let the water through! Of course, this method has been known for a long time, but I did it a little differently - instead of paint I used a more reliable composition.

What remarks have I made for myself:

  1. The glue should be made thicker, as in a too liquid state it flows from the fabric, and this is "not good".
  2. Two shreds will not be enough: you need to use at least 3-4 pieces.
  3. If you are interested, you can watch a detailed video where at the end I tested the patch by spilling it with water. The video is on YouTube, here is the link to it: https://youtu.be/4_SKBBFq9jo.

That's all for me, thanks for your attention! Don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel! :) All health and good mood!

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