Post Number: 706
|Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 - 08:49 pm: ||
That had to be a big tarp, and it wouldn't work too well on a house with a lot of dormers and valleys and such. Chimneys would also be a problem.
To shed water from specific areas, I have used a smaller tarp and tied rope through the eyelets in the tarp and attached the ends to 1 gallon milk jugs filled with water. they will resist the wind and hold the tarp stretched over the ridge. Kind of a pain, but it does help for specific areas
Post Number: 89
|Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 - 03:57 pm: ||
We've tarped a large number of roofs here in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav and also trained a local, non-profit, "Tarp New Orleans," on how to do it without damaging the roof. We used sailcloth instead of the standard blue tarps. The sail cloth has a much higher tensile strength and it holds up much better under UV rays. We stretched the sail cloth over the whole roof so that no nails penetrated the slate. The edges of the sail cloth were wrapped around a 2x4, and the 2x4 was screwed into the fascia or soffit. This provided a good strong support against wind uplift. When the tarp needed to be removed, we would just unscrew everything and the house would be protected until the roofing contractor could come and fix the roof.
I hope that was helpful. If you need any further assistance, please let me know. We have performed work all over the Eastern United States, and we are currently working in several storm battered areas.
The Durable Slate Company
Post Number: 632
|Posted on Friday, September 16, 2011 - 01:50 pm: ||
I work in the insurance industry and we are always faced with the need to provide temporary cover to damaged roofs until we can get someone out to do a proper job. The covering of choice are tarps which provide reasonable protection on asphalt or wood roofs, but do not seem to be very good for slate roofs. The biggest issue is how to attach the tarp to the slate roof. We were wondering if you had any ideas on how to provide temporary covering to a slate roof, either by some technique that allows for reliable attachment of a tarp to a slate roof or by some other means altogether. One contact of ours has suggested “stitching” roll tar paper under the slates. We tried to post on the message board but for some reason it is not getting to the board.
Any thoughts that you might have would be greatly appreciated.