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Mending Holes in Flashing

To patch a hole in damaged flashing, follow these steps:

1. Clean the surface around the hold as well as rough up the texture with a stiff wire brush or sandpaper. Clean the surface of any grit or residue. Cut a patch of flashing material so that it extends outside the hole by 2 inches on all sides.
2. Slather the hole and the surrounding area with roofing cement and press the patch firmly over the damaged section for about 3 minutes. Now cover the patch with another generous layer of cement.


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Hammer Are you mending holes in your roof's flashing? If you've still got questions about mending your roof's flashing, head over to our Roofing forums and talk to other DIYers.