How to Repair Nail Holes in a Metal Roof

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Things You'll Need

  • Urethane caulk

  • Roofing cement

  • Putty knife

  • Ladder

  • Sheet metal

  • Tin snips

  • Caulk gun

  • Rag

Sometimes it is better to repair a metal roof than to replace it.

Repairing nail holes in a metal roof is an inexpensive alternative to replacing portions of the roof. Repairing holes in a roof requires that you to go on the roof itself, so if this is a problem, hire a professional to do the repairs.


Step 1

Use the putty knife to fill the whole with putty cement.

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Step 2

Cut a 4 inch square out of the sheet metal using the tin snips.

Step 3

Apply urethane caulk using the caulk gun to the back of the square of sheet metal and place it over the putty-filled hole.

Step 4

Wipe away the excess caulk.


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