Friday December 31, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Roof repair day
It was back up on Tom’s steel roof today to continue our roof repairs.
Old tar removal
Silicone sealer is best
Just after 3 the sun started to go behind the hills to the west so we needed to finish up for the day. Tom moved to these vent pipes and was using acetone to remove as much tar from the pipes as he could so we will be able to use silicone sealer to reseal them instead of the tar as silicone works better and lasts longer.
Then he went back to the power pipe and used the acetone to clean it off good. We will seal these tomorrow when the sun is still out. We just wanted to get them ready to reseal today. I’m still working on sealing the last row of metal that the screw holes need sealed. I’m trying to get all the silicone in the holes today so it can set up some before screwing the metal sheets back down.
And I finished up getting all the wrong screw holes sealed up with silicone. I decided to not screw the sheets down yet as I wanted the silicone sealer to cure some more before I did. I left things like this until tomorrow when I’ll screw this all down.
With the sun down the day was cooling down fast so we finished up about four and put the tools away, until tomorrow.
We are making good progress and getting this roof back in shape.
One more day on this for now and some more rains are supposed to come in to test our work.