I’ll be the first to sing the praises of duct tape. I’ve often said that two of my favorite products of all time are duct tape and WD-40. Why? Because they are versatile, actually work and often exceed expectations. Now that I think about it, that kind or reminds me of All Surface, but I digress!
That being said, even these wonderful products have their practical limitations. No more than you would use WD-40 as motor engine oil for your car, you should not use duct tape as a part of a roofing and skylight installation. Unfortunately, while it may sound like I am writing this for the benefit of the amateur Do-It-Yourselfer, the job shown in the photo was done by a contractor!
We were called out to this house for a leaking skylight. Upon being hired for the leak repair project, we were amazed with what we found. The original installation had been done with a slathering of tar and duct tape! It is a wonder it was ever waterproof at all. As you can see from the photo below, we came in and corrected the area using proper roofing materials (in this case, a water and ice barrier material was determined to fit the need.) Note: The photo below shows the repair in process – it was finished off with more roofing being reinstalled over the barrier and flashing.
There is a reason that we encourage our customers and prospective customers to ask the question “Who Should You Trust To Roof Your Home?”
If you are in need of some roofing help, it’s time to contact the “Never Have A Leaky Roof Again Company!”