There is of older homes a standard feature a rooftop patio, which is often very nice, but does require preservation to maintain it a protected place. Patching a hole in this type of roof-deck might be expected and it’s also a straightforward task that you could do yourself.
Things You’ll Need
- Roofing cement
- Plastic putty knife
- Adhesive drywall patch
- Paint stir stick
Clean the area of all dirt and debris and let it dry thoroughly. Using a paint stick, or similar tool, spread the roofing cement generously around the hole. The cement is very thick and sticky – just be patient and keep at it.
Remove the protective paper backing from the adhesive drywall patch and place the patch over the hole. Lay the paper backing on the top of the patch to protect your hands as you push the patch into place.
The roofing cement should be slightly domed in the center and taper to nothing at the edges. Smooth the surface as much as possible and dispose of the plastic putty knife. Let the patch dry for 24 hours before walking on the roof deck.