Hey all, so I have a roof that leaks in the winter, ice damns. Damn those ice damns!
I recently tried to get it fixed, but of the 4 roofers I contacted 2 won't return my calls, 1 is not accepting new work as they are full up and 1 quoted me $2,200 to pull up the shingles, put down ice and water shield and replace the shingles. The area in question is 6'x15' and that's more then I am willing to spend.
There is no power outlet close by to install heating wire, and the roof is too high to properly reach with a roof rake. I have tried filling nylons with salt and tossing them up there but no good.
So I had a thought and I am wondering what could go wrong. What if I got some of that Flexseal stuff and sealed where the shingles overlap for the first several courses so the water cant back up underneath the shingles? I only need it to last a couple of years and that section of the roof cant be seen from anywhere, so I don't care if it looks bad. Is this going to cause more problems then it solves? What could go wrong?